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DREF Announces 2019-2020 Grant, Internship, and Scholarship Opportunities

DREF Announces 2019-2020 Grant, Internship, and Scholarship Opportunities

DREF will award grants to support community-based service programs, the Stephanie Tubbs Jones summer internship, and two scholarships to student applicants entering college or continuing their academic programs. Deadline for submission is March 21, 2019.

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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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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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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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