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DREF COVID -19 VIRTUAL OFFICE SCHEDULE

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak crisis, 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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DREF Board Selects Cheryl M. Thomas, CPA, as Interim Executive Director

DREF Board Selects Cheryl M. Thomas, CPA, as Interim Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) is pleased to announce the selection of Cheryl M. Thomas, CPA, as its Interim Executive Director. Ms. Thomas will lead the Foundation’s daily operation, effective January 4, 2021. In previous years, she served DREF as a Financial Consultant. As the Interim Executive Director, she is responsible for supervising the staff, managing the development and program initiatives, and serving as liaison to the Board of Directors.

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Join DREF for COVID-19's Impact on Urban Education

Join DREF for COVID-19's Impact on Urban Education

On February 25, 2021, our National Project Director Dr. Johni Cruse Craig will be moderating a discussion called "COVID-19's Impact on Urban Education," sponsored by the Washington DC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Click on the subject line to register.

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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.

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Your Combined Federal Campaign deadline is January 15!  Choose DREF and become a Partner for Possibilities!

Your Combined Federal Campaign deadline is January 15! Choose DREF and become a Partner for Possibilities!

DREF encourages all federal employees, military personnel and federal retirees to choose DREF during the Combined Federal Campaign. 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. Act Now! Thank you for your support.

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DREF Announces 2021 Scholarship Opportunities

DREF Announces 2021 Scholarship Opportunities

DREF will award scholarships to student applicants entering college or continuing their academic programs. The applications must be submitted to DREF no later than March 23, 2021. Learn about application guidelines and the submission requirements by clicking on the subject line.

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You Can Help DREF Continue to Give the Gift of Possibilities!

You Can Help DREF Continue to Give the Gift of Possibilities!

During this traditional time of giving and sharing, I offer our most sincere thanks for your gifts of kindness and care. DREF appreciates you Standing Firm with us as we continue to have a positive impact upon the lives of African American women, their families, and the communities we serve.

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DREF is Thankful for Our Partners for Possibilities!

DREF is Thankful for Our Partners for Possibilities!

As we enter this traditional time of giving, sharing and thankfulness I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude for your contributions to DREF and our work on behalf of African American women and their families.

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Will You Stand Firm with DREF on #GIVINGTUESDAY? Save-the-Date.

Will You Stand Firm with DREF on #GIVINGTUESDAY? Save-the-Date.

DREF is asking that you remember to become a Partner for Possibilities on December 1, #GivingTuesday, the worldwide day of sharing. It’ s easy! Your Possibilities Campaign Gift Makes a World of Difference! Click on the subject line to learn more.

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DREF Presents Charitable Engagement Services Webinar for DST Chapters

DREF Presents Charitable Engagement Services Webinar for DST Chapters

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) is Standing Firm with DST Chapters through Charitable Engagement Service (CES) as it presents two Webinars on using the CES. The webinars will be held on two dates, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. – same workshop held on two dates.

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DREF's Black Philanthropy Month FUNraiser... A Great "Party with a Purpose".

DREF's Black Philanthropy Month FUNraiser... A Great "Party with a Purpose".

The month of August means many things to different people. For some it’s vacation time, for others it’s time to go back to school, and for foundation professionals it’s Black Philanthropy Month—a time designated to enhance awareness about the importance of giving back, particularly “giving Black!” (Click on the headline for more information.)

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DREF Remembers Faithful Civil Rights Leaders

DREF Remembers Faithful Civil Rights Leaders

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) joins the nation and our global communities in remembering the life and legacy of two faithful civil rights leaders: The Honorable John Lewis, a democratic Congressman from Georgia and The Rev. C.T. Vivian, a minister and author. Both distinguished gentlemen were residents of Atlanta, GA and they passed on the same day, July 17, 2020. Click on the headline to read more.

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Summer is for Reading - DREF Sister Scholars Recommended Reading List

Summer is for Reading - DREF Sister Scholars Recommended Reading List

The school year has ended, vacation requests have been submitted, daylight lasts longer, creating more time to relax and unwind with a good book. Many of us can’t decide what to read or are simply looking for a few good reading suggestions. The DREF Sister Scholars Advisory Council presents its inaugural Recommended Reading List this 2020 summer season. Here’s wishing you good reading days ahead…may the Sister Scholars Recommended Reading List bring rays of sunshine just like summer.

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Deadline: July 29th.  DREF's Call for Papers for 2021 PHILLIS Journal

Deadline: July 29th. DREF's Call for Papers for 2021 PHILLIS Journal

The DREF Sister Scholars Advisory Council has issued a Call for Papers for the 2021 edition of PHILLIS: The Journal for Research on African American Women to address the theme: “Moving to the Other Side of the Mountain: Black Women’s Resolve in A Moment of Crisis.” Submissions can be in the form of a scholarly essay or personal narrative by July 29, 2020.

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DREF Engages First Research Assistant: Kelsey Bogard

DREF Engages First Research Assistant: Kelsey Bogard

DREF is pleased to recognize its first Research Assistant, Ms. Kelsey Bogard who is a doctoral student at Indiana State University. Ms. Bogard recently began volunteering with the Research Subcommittee of the Sister Scholars Advisory Council to facilitate a portion of its current research project on Entrepreneurship. She is conducting the literature review on the topic of “Soft Skills Needed for Success in Business.”

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DTEC-TAG Launches H.E. LIVE Lessons to Further Educational Equity Efforts through Specialized Instruction & Information Offerings

DTEC-TAG Launches H.E. LIVE Lessons to Further Educational Equity Efforts through Specialized Instruction & Information Offerings

The Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign and Teachers Advocating to lead Great Change (DTEC-TAG) programs, are educational initiatives of the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) and have developed H.E. L.I.V.E. Lessons, instructional & informational live streamed lessons that will be hosted by H.E. educators from across the country.

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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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DREF Announcement: 2020 Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer  Internship Postponed

DREF Announcement: 2020 Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Internship Postponed

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Stephanie Tubbs Jones (STJ) Summer Internship is postponed. Students who applied for the summer 2020 opportunity will be considered for the summer 2021 STJ internship. DREF sponsors the internship in collaboration with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. The current health crisis precluded students from having the opportunity to experience the traditional eight-week stay in the nation’s capital, where they would be assigned to work in a congressional office.

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Join the DREF and BGLC Rooted in Research Webinar Series May 1- May 28

Join the DREF and BGLC Rooted in Research Webinar Series May 1- May 28

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) and the Black Greek Letter Consortium (BGLC) and their collaborative partners launched the Rooted in Research Webinar Series on Friday, May 1, offering empowering information on topics vital to realizing a quality lifestyle. DREF is partnering with the National Pan-Hellenic Council to present the series which will run throughout the month of May via the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Facebook and YouTube pages Live.

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DTEC-TAG hostsTeacher Talk Tuesday podcasts

DTEC-TAG hostsTeacher Talk Tuesday podcasts

DTEC-TAG is thrilled to announce its Teacher Talk Tuesday podcast. We invite educators and education advocates to listen! Tune-in to our most recent and upcoming guest to glean some COVID-19 insights from an Education lens. Teacher Talk Tuesday is now available on all major podcast platforms. Visit Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Play to listen and subscribe to our featured interviews of educators as they freely share their educational experiences, resources and teaching strategies!

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