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DREF Announces New Executive Director Search (Application date has been extended) DREF Announces New Executive Director Search (Application date has been extended) DREF is seeking applicants for the Foundation's Executive Director position. Applications are now being accepted. Applications must be received by COB January 31,2022. Click on the subject line to learn more.
Columbia (MO) Alumnae Chapter Making it Happen! Columbia (MO) Alumnae Chapter Making it Happen! Happy Founders Day to the dynamic members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The Sorority is celebrating 109 years of Sisterhood, Scholarship, Service, and Social Action. On this anniversary date January 13, 2022, DREF is excited to announce a new feature entitled "Delta Chapters Making it Happen,” which recognizes best practices of DST chapters that use the Charitable Engagement Service offered by the Foundation. (Click on subject to learn more)
DREF Launches New Health Initiative - Project IMPACT: Diabetes Prevention DREF Launches New Health Initiative - Project IMPACT: Diabetes Prevention Beginning in this fiscal year, DREF is partnering with the American Pharmacists Association Foundation (APhA) to conduct a national diabetes prevention program. Entitled Project IMPACT: Diabetes Prevention, the initiative is a year-long education and wellness program that teaches participants skills needed to prevent Type 2 diabetes. Click on the subject line to learn more.
Latest Edition of PHILLIS Scholarly Journal Available Now! Latest Edition of PHILLIS Scholarly Journal Available Now! The DREF Sister Scholars Advisory Council is pleased to announce the 2021-22 edition of "PHILLIS: The Journal for Research on African American Women" The theme of this edition is “Moving to the Other Side of the Mountain: Black Women’s Resolve in a Moment of Crisis,” with guest co-editors being Pearl Dowe, Ph.D., and Keneshia Grant, Ph.D.; both are members of the Sister Scholars Advisory Council.
Federal /Military Employees and Retirees Can Choose DREF! Federal /Military Employees and Retirees Can Choose DREF! Federal employees are able to participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), which enables them to donate to the 501 (c)(3) charity of their choice via automatic payroll deduction. The CFC season is currently open and will continue through mid-January.
SAVE-the-DATE for the DREF Literary Jam SAVE-the-DATE for the DREF Literary Jam The Sister Scholars Advisory Council, of the Center for Research on African American Women invites you all to join the DREF National Reading Circle. The Circle is currently reading Cicely Tyson's biography "Just As I Am". In celebration of Women's History Month we are hosting the DREF is hosting a Literary Jam on March 19, 2022 @ 7:00pm (EST) Click on the subject line to learn more.
DREF COVID -19 VIRTUAL OFFICE SCHEDULE Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Delta Research and Educational Foundation will operate in telework mode, until further notice. During this period, all staff members will be working remotely and will be available via email and/or telephone between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM (EST), Monday through Friday. Calls to the main office number (202-347-1337) will rollover to staff telephones. Click on the subject line to learn more.
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The Center

The Center for Research on African American Women (The Center) is a repository on critical issues relevant to African American women that can be of significance for policy decision-making on local and national levels. Learn more >

Teacher Efficacy

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), in collaboration with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST), is embarking upon a potentially highly impactful educational endeavor, which aims to enhance student academic achievement by focusing on improving teacher effectiveness. Learn more>

Grant Awardees
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  • Franklin Tri-County (VA) Alumnae
  • Gwinnett County (GA) Alumnae
  • Knoxville (TN) Alumnae
  • Las Vegas (NV) Alumnae
  • Nashville Metropolitan (TN) Alumnae
  • Quaker City (PA) Alumnae
  • Stone Mountain-Lithonia (GA) Alumnae
  • Tempe (AZ) Alumnae
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