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Celebrating Our Mother’s with the DREF Roses & Violets Campaign Celebrating Our Mother’s with the DREF Roses & Violets Campaign The Delta Research and Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that The Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, Honorary Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has composed a very special prayer honoring mothers. The prayer written by Rev. Cook will be shared with all persons who support the DREF Mother’s Day Roses & Violets Campaign. Click on the subject line to join the campaign.
Thank You for Supporting the DREF Literary Jam Thank You for Supporting the DREF Literary Jam The DREF Board of Directors extends sincere gratitude to each of you who supported our recent special event, the DREF Literary Jam. It was an awesome occasion celebrating Women’s History month through great party music provided DJ Vince Adams and a lively book discussion led by author and media expert Harriette Cole, a Delta member. The participation of Honorary Chairpersons Daphne Maxwell Reid and Aunjanue Ellis, both Delta members, made the Literary Jam a memorable evening. Yes, you helped us party with purpose! As we acknowledged the phenomenal contributions of women in the arts, we raised funds to benefit DREF operations and its charitable and educational programming. Charitable donations are still being accepted. Click on the subject line to donate.
DST Grand Chapter Establishes Cheryl A. Hickmon Scholarship Fund @ DREF DST Grand Chapter Establishes Cheryl A. Hickmon Scholarship Fund @ DREF The Grand Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has established a scholarship fund at the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) to honor the memory and legacy of Ms. Cheryl A. Hickmon, the 27th National President of the Sorority, Inc. Ms. Hickmon was elected as Delta’s National President in November 2021 at the Sorority’s 55th National Convention held in Atlanta, GA. National President Hickmon, age 59, resided in Hartford, CT. She passed away on January 20, 2022 after a brief illness. Click on the subject line to learn more>
DREF Launches New Health Initiative - Project IMPACT: Diabetes Prevention DREF Launches New Health Initiative - Project IMPACT: Diabetes Prevention 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.
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.
DREF Seeking a Senior Accountant DREF Seeking a Senior Accountant DREF is seeking applicants for the Foundation’s Senior Accountant position. The Senior Accountant is responsible for accounting for all of DREF’s financial transactions, managing financial processes and subsidiary ledgers, accounting for grant activity and funds; generating financial statements and reports; preparing for financial audits and tax reporting; tracking financial contracts and budgets; forecasting financial performance and performing all other critical financial management functions. Click on the subject line to learn more.
DTEC TAG Monthly Newsletter DTEC TAG Monthly Newsletter Keep up with the latest news from the Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign, T.A.G. (Teachers Advocating to lead Great Change) initiative.
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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>

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