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 DREF Career Opportunity Now Available DREF Career Opportunity Now Available A new, full-time position has been created in the DREF Programming Area: a Program Specialist who will serve an integral role in providing Charitable Engagement Service to the chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Please note that the application process remains open for three other career opportunities at DREF. Click on the subject line to learn more.
DREF Announces New Executive Director Search DREF Announces New Executive Director Search DREF is seeking applicants for the Foundation’s Executive Director position. Ms. Cheryl Thomas, CEO of Thomas and Associates, has agreed to be the Executive Director of the Delta Research and Educational Foundation, for a one-year period ending, July, 2022. She has also agreed to be a part of a transition process next year for the new director. Applications are now being accepted with the review process beginning October 15, 2021. Click on subject line to learn more.
Thank You for Attending the Self-Care Workshop Appreciation is extended to all who attended the self-care workshop presented as a part of the Professional Development Series for Educators sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Weekend. The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.(DST) presented the workshop “Pouring from a Full Pitcher—Self-Care: Mind, Body, and Spirit” on September 15. As indicated during the workshop, a resource list to support your efforts in achieving health and wellness is provided on the DREF website…here’s to filling your pitcher with self-care. Click on the subject line for the Resource List
DREF Sister Scholars Recommends its 2021 Summer Reading List DREF Sister Scholars Recommends its 2021 Summer Reading List It’s summer time, and the reading is easy! Check out this year’s list of recommended books from the DREF Sister Scholars Advisory Council.  It is presented in two parts: Non-Fiction and Fiction.  Surely, there’s something here that will grab your interest and become a page-turner to add something that you need to make your days of summer memorable and rewarding. Let the words, characters, settings, twists and turns, facts, literary expertise, and more take you away!  Let your summer reading flow in the direction that you desire to go, whether it is serious , historical, relaxing, or complicated. Let our recommended book titles take you there!  Enjoy your reading and have a safe summer. (Click on the subject line to obtain the list)
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.
Help Stop Community Spread. Join the DREF Clean Hands Campaign TODAY! Help Stop Community Spread. Join the DREF Clean Hands Campaign TODAY! The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) is Standing Firm for Clean Hands. We are asking YOU to join us. The COVID-19 pandemic inspired the launch of the DREF Clean Hands Campaign. Our goal is to help African American women, their families, and the most vulnerable people in our communities to stay safe and protected.
Latest PHILLIS Journal Revisits the African American Woman and Poverty Latest PHILLIS Journal Revisits the African American Woman and Poverty In the 2019-20 edition of PHILLIS: The Journal for Research on African American Women, DREF revisits the theme- “The African American Woman and Poverty: The Intersectionality of Economics, Education, and Health.” More than a decade ago, DREF initially addressed the topic: “The Impact of Poverty and Race on African American Women” in its scholarly publication.
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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>

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