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DREF Recognizes Black Philanthropy Month

DREF Recognizes Black Philanthropy Month

Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), held every August, was created in 2011 by the Pan-African Women's Philanthropy Network as an annual, global celebration of African-descent giving in all its forms.

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DREF remembers the life and legacy of Dr. Edith Irby Jones

DREF remembers the life and legacy of Dr. Edith Irby Jones

In remembrance of Edith Irby Jones, M.D., who passed on July 15, 2019, DREF President Carolyn E. Lewis and the DREF Board of Directors applaud her life and legacy as a pioneering African American doctor and national leader. Dr. Jones, age 91, died at her home in Houston, TX.

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Bethune-Cookman Student Selected as 2019 STJ Intern

Bethune-Cookman Student Selected as 2019 STJ Intern

The 2019 Stephanie Tubbs Jones (STJ) Summer Intern is Mara Brody, a rising senior at Bethune-Cookman University, located in Daytona Beach, FL. A resident of St. Petersburg, FL, Mara is an international studies major and has a minor concentration in homeland security and political science. She has been assigned to complete the eight-week, congressional summer internship in the Office of Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (D-VI).

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Raise Your Voice: Advocacy and Action for Common Sense Gun Reform

Raise Your Voice: Advocacy and Action for Common Sense Gun Reform

DREF announces the release of a new toolkit entitled “Raise Your Voice: A Community Guide to Address Gun Violence” designed for community-based organizations to conduct advocacy, prevention, and education initiatives to decrease gun violence. Available Now!

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 2019-2020 STJ Internship Application Deadline Extended to March 30.

2019-2020 STJ Internship Application Deadline Extended to March 30.

DREF will award grants the Stephanie Tubbs Jones summer internship to student applicants entering college or continuing their academic programs. Deadline for submission is March 30, 2019.

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DTEC TAG Newsletter

DTEC TAG Newsletter

Keep up with the latest news from the Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign, T.A.G. (Teachers Advocating to lead Great Change) initiative.

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Partners for Possibilities Campaign - Mark Your Calendars for #GivingTuesday on November 27, 2018!

Partners for Possibilities Campaign - Mark Your Calendars for #GivingTuesday on November 27, 2018!

DREF is counting down to this very special day of worldwide giving. Please mark your calendar and become a Partner for Possibilities by taking a few minutes to donate for #GivingTuesday. Save-the-date, November 27th or join us today. Visit http://bit.ly/DREF18 to join the Possibilities Campaign.

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Join the Combined Federal Campaign and Choose DREF!

Join the Combined Federal Campaign and Choose DREF!

DREF encourages all federal employees, military personnel and federal retirees to select CFC #11213 and become a Partner for Possibilities. When you become a Partner for Possibilities, you invest in scholarships, educational initiatives, and research on issues impacting African American women and their families. We build stronger families and communities. Deadline is January 11, 2019. Act Now! Thank you for your support.

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Join DREF for a House Party to Remember. Tickets Still Available. Act Now!

Join DREF for a House Party to Remember. Tickets Still Available. Act Now!

Come party with us on Friday, October 12, 2018 for what promises to be an entertaining fundraising event to make you dance the night away. We're having a party and you don't want to miss it! Get ready for a night to remember... Motown House Party and Revue presented by the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) and ProSounity Music Entertainment featuring a performance by award-winning music producer Kim D. Jordan and her amazing band.

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DREF to support victims of hurricane Florence. Donate now!

DREF to support victims of hurricane Florence. Donate now!

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in partnership with DREF will provide support to communities impacted by hurricane Florence. The DST Disaster Relief Fund, in collaboration with DREF is a trusted source where you will be able to sign up, make a one-time donation today, and also pledge your tax deductible recurring gift. Please join us by making a contribution today. Click to learn how to lend your support.

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DREF to join CBC Foundation and AFT to present the CBCF Professional Development Series for Educators. Register now!

DREF to join CBC Foundation and AFT to present the CBCF Professional Development Series for Educators. Register now!

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, DREF will join the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) to present the CBCF Professional Development Series for Educators, 2018 theme: Politics, Policies, Procedures: The Untold Truth at the 2018 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference.

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NIH Awards Second Year of Funding for DREF Research Matters Initiative

NIH Awards Second Year of Funding for DREF Research Matters Initiative

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded a second year of funding to DREF as a national community partner with the NIH All of Us Research Program. As of July 1, 2018, DREF embarked on its second year of promoting its initiative: "Research Matters: Creating Possibilities to Achieve Health and Wellness for All of Us."

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DREF Awards STJ Summer Internship and Scholarships

DREF Awards STJ Summer Internship and Scholarships

The 2018 Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Internship has been awarded to Saleshia Ellis, a senior student majoring in Urban & Regional Planning at Florida State University. Scholarships were also awarded to students for the Eula Dean Roby and Mentoring Keys for 2018-2019.

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DREF Announces the 2018-2019 Community Empowerment Grant Awards

DREF Announces the 2018-2019 Community Empowerment Grant Awards

Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), in collaboration with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated will award 16 Community Empowerment grants for programs in any of the following areas: Civic Engagement, Education, Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness, and International Awareness and Involvement.

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The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) joins NIH in launching the All of Us Research Program to advance precision medicine

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) joins NIH in launching the All of Us Research Program to advance precision medicine

On May 6, the National Institutes of Health will open national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program - a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds-in collaboration with the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) and other partners.

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DREF Sister Scholars Examine Impact of Gun Violence on Black Women and Girls

DREF Sister Scholars Examine Impact of Gun Violence on Black Women and Girls

The Sister Scholars Advisory Council has conducted a new research project examining the impact of gun violence on Black women and girls. Throughout 2018, the findings will be shared with DREF stakeholders for action and implementation to improve the adverse impact of gun violence on Black women and girls.

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DTEC-TAG Announces Participating Sites and Partners

DTEC-TAG Announces Participating Sites and Partners

The Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC) Teachers Advocating to Lead Great Change (TAG) Program recently announced participant sites and its collaborating partners. TAG participants reside in the following selected states/regions: DC-MD-VA, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas; 35 participants and eight supporters have signed on with the education advocacy initiative. The participants will receive training via webinars and in-person institutes throughout 2018 and will continue through September 2019

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2018-2019 DREF Grant, Internship and Scholarship Opportunities Deadline Extended!

2018-2019 DREF Grant, Internship and Scholarship Opportunities Deadline Extended!

DREF will award grants to support community-based service programs, the STJ summer internship, and scholarships to student applicants entering college or continuing their academic programs. Deadline Extended to March 28, 2018.

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DTEC -TAG Announces Partners and Participants

DTEC -TAG Announces Partners and Participants

The DTEC-TAG (Teacher Advocating to lead Great change) program announced their partnership with the Education Trust, Leadership Conference and Black Educators Rock, Inc. We are ecstatic to collaborate with these organizations in the coming years as we help sculpt our TAG Participants and their Education Advocacy projects in their respective districts. The work and dedication from these willing organizations are exactly what the DTEC-TAG Team needs to enhance the effectiveness of our program.

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