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CFC #11213 - Federal Employees Choose DREF

CFC #11213 - Federal Employees Choose DREF

When you donate during the Annual Combined Federal Campaign, you are supporting the Delta Research and Educational Foundation’s (DREF) “PARTNERSHIP FOR POSSIBILITIES.” We take this opportunity to thank our current donors, and extend a warm and thankful welcome to those who choose–this year–to partner with DREF for life-changing possibilities. The women and their families we serve are counting on all of us! Working for African American women and their families in our global communities.

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From At-Risk to At-Promise: Changing How We Describe, Teach & Reach Our Children

From At-Risk to At-Promise: Changing How We Describe, Teach & Reach Our Children

The ability to obtain a quality education is the great equalizer; a quality education remains the civil rights issue of our generation. While our public school systems are becoming re-segregated and more diverse, many of today’s public school students face steep odds to thriving and achieving in school, especially those schools in underserved and low-income communities. Often, students that are a part of this community are students of color – Latino and African American. Conversely, at an early age, they are often saddled with the label of being “at risk” for academic and social-emotional failure.

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DREF Welcomes Carolyn E. Lewis as Board President

DREF Welcomes Carolyn E. Lewis as Board President

The Board of Directors of the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) elected Carolyn E. Lewis as its new president, effective July 1, 2015. Ms. Lewis has been a longtime financial supporter of the Foundation and is committed to ensuring its growth and sustainability to support programs impacting the lives of African American women and their families

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PHILLIS: 2015 Call For Papers

PHILLIS: 2015 Call For Papers

PHILLIS: The Journal for Research on African American Women is the peer-reviewed journal of the Delta Research and Educational Foundation. Its editions appear biennially and comprise the highest quality scholarship related to the experiences of African American women. The 2015 edition “Fortitude: 150 Years of African American Women and Civic Engagement,” edited by Dr. Claudia D. Nelson and Dr. Natalie Tindall. Deadline: September 25, 2015

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Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign Seeks to Expand Ranks of Education Change Agents

Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign Seeks to Expand Ranks of Education Change Agents

Washington, DC – July 14, 2015 - The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST, have joined forces under the umbrella of their joint project, the Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC) to issue a nationwide “Call to Action” in support of teachers who motivate all of their students to achieve academic success regardless of life circumstances.

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Educators Unite Day - Order Tee Shirts Now!

Educators Unite Day - Order Tee Shirts Now!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 is “Educators Unite Day” all over the country. It is a time for every community to celebrate teachers as change agents along with parents and other education supporters who motivate students to learn and achieve. Order your tee shirt before Monday, April 27.

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Educators Unite Day Shines Light on Teachers and Community Stakeholders as Change Agents

Educators Unite Day Shines Light on Teachers and Community Stakeholders as Change Agents

Washington, DC – March 25, 2015 - The Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC) announced today that Wednesday, May 6, 2015 is “Educators Unite Day.” The one-day, focused initiative serves to heighten community awareness that teachers are change agents, along with parents and other educational stakeholders who motivate students to learn and achieve. The multi-pronged activities are planned to take place in schools and at other community locations during the annual observance of Teacher Appreciation Week scheduled this year May 4 – May 8, 2015.

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In Search of K - 6 Teachers to Become Educational Change Agents

In Search of K - 6 Teachers to Become Educational Change Agents

Washington, DC - The Delta Research and Educational Foundation, in collaboration with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is looking for certified professionals currently teaching students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through 6th grade in urban school districts to become educational change agents. Application acceptance now closed.

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DREF Seeking Hosts for Town Hall Meetings

DREF Seeking Hosts for Town Hall Meetings

Washington, DC – December 15, 2014 - The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) extended the deadline for acceptance of proposals to host the Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC) Town Hall Advocacy Sessions. Proposals from nonprofit organizations interested in serving as local partners and Town Hall Session hosts, must be received by 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 30, 2015.

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'Tis the Season to...Give!

'Tis the Season to...Give!

Support DREF on #GivingTuesday and Give the Gift of Possibilities!

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Workplace Giving:

Workplace Giving:

Please Make Your Pledge! Many employers offer a variety of ways for employees to make charitable contributions at work. Examples of workplace giving include, but are not limited to:

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Support DREF when you shop AmazonSmile

Support DREF when you shop AmazonSmile

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase to the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

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DREF Announces Scholarship Opportunity for HBCU students

The Mentoring Keys Scholarship is an educational opportunity offered by the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) and is generously funded by the KeyBank Foundation. The scholarship award is open to African American students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business related disciplines at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU).

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Delta Research & Educational Foundation Receives Major Grant to Support Teacher Efficacy

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) has recently received a major program grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a new initiative on teacher efficacy and student achievement.

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Delta Research and Educational Foundation Selects  Project Director for Teacher Efficacy Program

Delta Research and Educational Foundation Selects Project Director for Teacher Efficacy Program

Washington, DC - The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) has selected Dr. Johni Cruse-Craig, a middle school teacher from Georgia, to lead the newly created educational initiative that focuses on teacher effectiveness. Dr. Cruse-Craig is a science teacher with extensive experience in leadership development, particularly in teacher efficacy.

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