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DREF’s Center for Research on African American Presented the Annual Stephanie Tubbs Jones Social Justice Institute Forum

DREF’s Center for Research on African American Presented the Annual Stephanie Tubbs Jones Social Justice Institute Forum

The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Social Justice Institute Forum was held at the 28th Annual Delta Days in the Nation’s Capital social action-advocacy conference sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. on March 4, 2017 at the Washingt Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC. The topic : The Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls.

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DREF announces the 2017-2018 Community Empowerment Grants, Scholarships, and the STJ Internship.  Apply Now!

DREF announces the 2017-2018 Community Empowerment Grants, Scholarships, and the STJ Internship. Apply Now!

DREF will award Community Empowerment grants to support community-based service programs; and scholarships and an internship to student applicants entering college or continuing their academic programs. The application period will close on March 21, 2017.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

On behalf of the DREF board, staff, volunteers and grantees, please accept our sincere thanks for your continued belief in our mission. All of us are counting on you to be a DREF Partner for Possibilities!

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Join DREF at Theater Party for Les Liaisons Dangereuses  Co-starring Suzzanne Douglas

Join DREF at Theater Party for Les Liaisons Dangereuses Co-starring Suzzanne Douglas

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) will host a theater party fundraiser for Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons), co-starring award winning actress Suzzanne Douglas, on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Center Stage in Baltimore, MD at 8:00 p.m. Please join us. Purchase your tickets here.

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Delta Research and Educational Foundation  Conducts Survey on Black Women and the Vote

Delta Research and Educational Foundation Conducts Survey on Black Women and the Vote

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), a non-profit organization committed to empowering African American women and their families, recently conducted a research project on civic engagement and the Black woman’s vote.

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The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is Now!

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is Now!

DREF encourages all federal employees and military personnel to select CFC #11213 and become a Partner for Possibilities. When you become a Partner for Possibilities, you invest in stronger families and communities. Deadline is December 15, 2016. Thank you for your support.

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2016-2017 Special Edition of PHILLIS Now Available!

2016-2017 Special Edition of PHILLIS Now Available!

The theme of the Special Edition is "Education: It's A Heart Matter!"™ This special edition includes scholarly articles about DTEC, the content utilized in our unique curriculum, personal narratives sharing inspirational stories about education, and book reviews.

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DREF Announces the 2016 STJ Summer Intern

DREF Announces the 2016 STJ Summer Intern

The 2016 Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Internship has been awarded to Subria Whitaker, a 2016 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ms. Whitaker majored in communications and most recently held an internship in the District of Columbia Attorney General’s Office. As the 2016 STJ Intern, she is assigned to the office of Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH).

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DTEC AcknowledgesTeacher Appreciation Week 5/2-5/7

DTEC AcknowledgesTeacher Appreciation Week 5/2-5/7

As a believer that education is a heart matter, this week is so very special to DREF and the Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC) Change Agents.

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Opportunities at DREF

Opportunities at DREF

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) announces internship, scholarship, and grant opportunities until March 21, 2016. Students are encouraged to review the criteria and apply now. The grants application process is open to local chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., collegiate and alumnae. The deadline is approaching. Please share this important information.

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CFC #11213 - Federal Employees Choose DREF

CFC #11213 - Federal Employees Choose DREF

When you donate during the Annual Combined Federal Campaign, you are supporting the Delta Research and Educational Foundation’s (DREF) “PARTNERSHIP FOR POSSIBILITIES.” We take this opportunity to thank our current donors, and extend a warm and thankful welcome to those who choose–this year–to partner with DREF for life-changing possibilities. The women and their families we serve are counting on all of us! Working for African American women and their families in our global communities.

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From At-Risk to At-Promise: Changing How We Describe, Teach & Reach Our Children

From At-Risk to At-Promise: Changing How We Describe, Teach & Reach Our Children

The ability to obtain a quality education is the great equalizer; a quality education remains the civil rights issue of our generation. While our public school systems are becoming re-segregated and more diverse, many of today’s public school students face steep odds to thriving and achieving in school, especially those schools in underserved and low-income communities. Often, students that are a part of this community are students of color – Latino and African American. Conversely, at an early age, they are often saddled with the label of being “at risk” for academic and social-emotional failure.

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DREF Welcomes Carolyn E. Lewis as Board President

DREF Welcomes Carolyn E. Lewis as Board President

The Board of Directors of the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) elected Carolyn E. Lewis as its new president, effective July 1, 2015. Ms. Lewis has been a longtime financial supporter of the Foundation and is committed to ensuring its growth and sustainability to support programs impacting the lives of African American women and their families

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PHILLIS: 2015 Call For Papers

PHILLIS: 2015 Call For Papers

PHILLIS: The Journal for Research on African American Women is the peer-reviewed journal of the Delta Research and Educational Foundation. Its editions appear biennially and comprise the highest quality scholarship related to the experiences of African American women. The 2015 edition “Fortitude: 150 Years of African American Women and Civic Engagement,” edited by Dr. Claudia D. Nelson and Dr. Natalie Tindall. Deadline: September 25, 2015

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Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign Seeks to Expand Ranks of Education Change Agents

Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign Seeks to Expand Ranks of Education Change Agents

Washington, DC – July 14, 2015 - The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST, have joined forces under the umbrella of their joint project, the Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC) to issue a nationwide “Call to Action” in support of teachers who motivate all of their students to achieve academic success regardless of life circumstances.

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Educators Unite Day - Order Tee Shirts Now!

Educators Unite Day - Order Tee Shirts Now!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 is “Educators Unite Day” all over the country. It is a time for every community to celebrate teachers as change agents along with parents and other education supporters who motivate students to learn and achieve. Order your tee shirt before Monday, April 27.

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Educators Unite Day Shines Light on Teachers and Community Stakeholders as Change Agents

Educators Unite Day Shines Light on Teachers and Community Stakeholders as Change Agents

Washington, DC – March 25, 2015 - The Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC) announced today that Wednesday, May 6, 2015 is “Educators Unite Day.” The one-day, focused initiative serves to heighten community awareness that teachers are change agents, along with parents and other educational stakeholders who motivate students to learn and achieve. The multi-pronged activities are planned to take place in schools and at other community locations during the annual observance of Teacher Appreciation Week scheduled this year May 4 – May 8, 2015.

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In Search of K - 6 Teachers to Become Educational Change Agents

In Search of K - 6 Teachers to Become Educational Change Agents

Washington, DC - The Delta Research and Educational Foundation, in collaboration with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is looking for certified professionals currently teaching students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through 6th grade in urban school districts to become educational change agents. Application acceptance now closed.

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DREF Seeking Hosts for Town Hall Meetings

DREF Seeking Hosts for Town Hall Meetings

Washington, DC – December 15, 2014 - The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) extended the deadline for acceptance of proposals to host the Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC) Town Hall Advocacy Sessions. Proposals from nonprofit organizations interested in serving as local partners and Town Hall Session hosts, must be received by 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 30, 2015.

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'Tis the Season to...Give!

'Tis the Season to...Give!

Support DREF on #GivingTuesday and Give the Gift of Possibilities!

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