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DREF COVID -19 VIRTUAL OFFICE SCHEDULE - CLOSED FRIDAY, JULY 3RD.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak crisis, the Delta Research and Educational Foundation will operate in telework mode effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, 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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Summer is for Reading - DREF Sister Scholars Recommended ReadingList

Summer is for Reading - DREF Sister Scholars Recommended ReadingList

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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Call for Papers for 2021 PHILLIS Journal

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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Raise Your Voice: Advocacy and Action for Common Sense Gun Reform

Raise Your Voice: Advocacy and Action for Common Sense Gun Reform

The horrors of gun violence continue to plague our nation and threaten our communities. We wrapped up National Gun Violence Awareness Month in June, yet our focus on gun violence prevention at the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) continues. At DREF, we are concerned and we are involved because we know that gun violence is an everyday stressor, a public health issue, and an epidemic in Black America.

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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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ACT NOW! DEADLINE FOR 2020-2021 DREF GRANTS, INTERNSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS IS APRIL 23RD!

ACT NOW! DEADLINE FOR 2020-2021 DREF GRANTS, INTERNSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS IS APRIL 23RD!

DREF will award grants to support community-based service programs, the Stephanie Tubbs Jones summer internship, and scholarships to student applicants entering college or continuing their academic programs. The applications must be submitted to DREF no later than April 23, 2020.

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Attention Delta Chapters - Annual Community Empowerment Grantmaking Application Deadline is extended to April 23rd.

Attention Delta Chapters - Annual Community Empowerment Grantmaking Application Deadline is extended to April 23rd.

Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), in collaboration with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated will award Community Empowerment grants to Delta Chapters for programs in any of the following areas: Gun Violence Prevention, Voter Registration and Education, or the 2020 U.S. Census.

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DREF invites you to Shop with a Purpose! Join us at Lord & Taylor, DC!

DREF invites you to Shop with a Purpose! Join us at Lord & Taylor, DC!

All are welcome to a "Fundraising Shopping Night To Support The Delta Research and Educational Foundation" (DREF). The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) in partnership with Lord and Taylor will host a private shopping experience on Sunday, February 23, 2020 between 6-8 pm. The evening will include a live jazz band, heavy hor d'oeuvres, a fashion show, and a photo booth. Lord and Taylor will donate a portion of the proceeds to DREF.

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Join DREF by attending "Campaign 72", a One Woman performance on the life of Shirley Chisholm.

Join DREF by attending "Campaign 72", a One Woman performance on the life of Shirley Chisholm.

DREF invites you to attend Odell Ruffin's "Campaign 72" A One Woman performance on the life of Shirley Chisholm, featuring Dominique Brown as Shirley Chisholm. The performance is a fundraising event to benefit the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) on Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Washington, DC. Please join us as we kick off Women's History Month.

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DREF Announces An Anthology of Sisterhood Ruby Dee Legacy of Sisterhood Endowed Scholarship

DREF Announces An Anthology of Sisterhood Ruby Dee Legacy of Sisterhood Endowed Scholarship

The Ruby Dee Legacy of Sisterhood Endowed Chair Scholarship is made possible by a generous donation to the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), by Dr. Francene Breakfield and L. Denise Wells, longtime members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Co-Authors of An Anthology of Sisterhood.

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Your Combined Federal Campaign deadline is January 12!  Choose DREF and become a Partner for Possibilities!

Your Combined Federal Campaign deadline is January 12! 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 to support hurricane victims. Donate Now!

DREF to support hurricane victims. Donate Now!

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in partnership with DREF is seeking support to communities impacted by this hurricane season. The DST Disaster Relief Fund, in collaboration with DREF is a trusted source where you will be able to sign up, make a one-time donation today, and also pledge your tax-deductible recurring gift. Please join us by making a contribution. Click to learn how to lend your support.

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DREF Recognizes Black Philanthropy Month

DREF Recognizes Black Philanthropy Month

Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), held every August, was created in 2011 by the Pan-African Women's Philanthropy Network as an annual, global celebration of African-descent giving in all its forms.

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DREF remembers the life and legacy of Dr. Edith Irby Jones

DREF remembers the life and legacy of Dr. Edith Irby Jones

In remembrance of Edith Irby Jones, M.D., who passed on July 15, 2019, DREF President Carolyn E. Lewis and the DREF Board of Directors applaud her life and legacy as a pioneering African American doctor and national leader. Dr. Jones, age 91, died at her home in Houston, TX.

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Bethune-Cookman Student Selected as 2019 STJ Intern

Bethune-Cookman Student Selected as 2019 STJ Intern

The 2019 Stephanie Tubbs Jones (STJ) Summer Intern is Mara Brody, a rising senior at Bethune-Cookman University, located in Daytona Beach, FL. A resident of St. Petersburg, FL, Mara is an international studies major and has a minor concentration in homeland security and political science. She has been assigned to complete the eight-week, congressional summer internship in the Office of Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (D-VI).

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