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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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Partners for Possibilities - Mark Your Calendars for #GivingTuesday on November 28th

Partners for Possibilities - Mark Your Calendars for #GivingTuesday on November 28th

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 28th or join us today.

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Deadline today! Join the Combined Federal Campaign and choose DREF.

Deadline today! Join the Combined Federal Campaign and choose DREF.

DREF encourages all federal employees and military personnel to select CFC #11213 and become a Partner for Possibilities. When you become a Partner for Possibilities, you invest in stronger families and communities. Deadline is December 15, 2017. Thank you for your support.

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DREF Receives Award from NIH "All of Us" Research Program

DREF Receives Award from NIH "All of Us" Research Program

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) has recently received a three-year award from the National Institutes of Health’s "All of Us" Research Program to conduct a community awareness campaign that informs African Americans about the importance of understanding and participating in biomedical research.

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Teachers Advocating to lead Great change (T.A.G.) Program.

Teachers Advocating to lead Great change (T.A.G.) Program.

The Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC) recently received a $500,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund the Teachers Advocating to lead Great change (T.A.G.) Program. DTEC will present T.A.G. in partnership with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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DREF Presents Golden Anniversary Concert in Las Vegas

DREF Presents Golden Anniversary Concert in Las Vegas

The 50th milestone year of DREF was celebrated at a Golden Anniversary Concert featuring Kim Jordan and Company as they presented a soul-stirring, multi-media tribute to the late music icon and spoken word genius Gil Scott-Heron. The concert was held during the 52nd National Convention of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in Las Vegas.

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DREF to support Hurricane victims.  Donate now!

DREF to support Hurricane victims. Donate now!

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in partnership with DREF will provide support to communities impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. 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. The Southwest Region developed a list of useful items that may be donated. Two sites have been identified that will be available to receive and store the items. Click to learn how to lend your support.

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Congratulations to the DREF Golden Anniversary Scholarship Awardees

Congratulations to the DREF Golden Anniversary Scholarship Awardees

In honor of its 50th Anniversary occurring this year in 2017, the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) conducted a special scholarship awards program. Fifty students were selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. More than 200 applicants were received, resulting in an extremely competitive selection process. Listed below are the 50 students who have been selected to receive the DREF Golden Anniversary scholarship.

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DREF Programs Highlighted at the 53rd DTS National Convention

DREF Programs Highlighted at the 53rd DTS National Convention

DREF workshops, presentations, and 50th Anniversary Gala were a huge success at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 53rd National Convention. The August 7th plenary session featured a video presentation overview of DREF's programs, scholarships, grants, and chapter services. Creating Possibilities Then and Now! DREF Celebrating 50 years of Giving. Click to learn more.

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DREF Awards 50 Community Empowerment Grants

DREF Awards 50 Community Empowerment Grants

Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), in collaboration with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated awarded Community Empowerment grants to 50 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Chapters, to commemorate DREF's 50th anniversary. The Annual Community Empowerment Grantmaking Program supports community service-based programs. Congratulations!

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Help DREF Raise $100,000 in the Macy's Shop for a Cause Charity Challenge!

Help DREF Raise $100,000 in the Macy's Shop for a Cause Charity Challenge!

We're looking for DREF supporters to give as much as they can so we can win the grand prize of $100,000. Plus, there will be opportunities to win weekly Bonus Challenges throughout the Challenge. And…Macy’s will express its appreciation by sending a Macy’s Savings Pass to donors contributing $10 or more!! Thanks so much and we hope you join us to become a Partner for Possibilities during the Macy's Shop for a Cause Charity Challenge!

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DREF welcomes Stephanie Tubbs Jones Intern Taylor Dent

DREF welcomes Stephanie Tubbs Jones Intern Taylor Dent

Meet the 2017 Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Intern, Taylor Dent, a recent graduate of the University of Illinois-Springfield, where she majored in Sociology/Anthropology. The STJ Summer Internship is sponsored by the Delta Research and Educational Foundation in collaboration with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

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Golden Anniversary Concert Tickets Available NOW!

Golden Anniversary Concert Tickets Available NOW!

DREF's 50th Anniversary Celebration presents Kim Jordan in Concert . A tribute to Gil Scot Heron, iconic musician and legendary spoken word artist on August 7 at 8:00pm at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. No checks accepted at the door. Cash or credit card only!

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