The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust. More than ten thousand members typically attend Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated’s biennial national conventions, and each of the seven regional conferences (held during years when there is no national convention) typically hosts thousands of members. At its recent 51st National convention held in the District of Columbia, more than 38,000 members registered and attended.
Since its founding in 1913 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has clearly distinguished itself as a public service organization that boldly confronts the challenges of African Americans and, hence, all Americans. Our principles of scholarship and service that we were founded on in 1913 still rings true today and is evident in the projects that we undertake on a national and local level.
I am Hannah Edwards Hart, the 29th President of Mobile Alumnae Chapter. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is an organization of college educated women committed to constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community. As we embark upon another biennium we will be governed by our local theme: Mobile Alumnae Chapter… At the Heart of Sisterhood, Scholarship, and Service. This is predicated on our National theme, “Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Uncompromising Commitment to Communities: Service, Leadership, and Empowerment
Since Mobile Alumnae’s chartering, formerly Beta Eta Sigma, January 31, 1942, we have been committed to becoming a viable part of the community we serve. Because of the collective strengths of our membership and our community Mobile Alumnae proudly celebrate 74 years of excellent public service.
We promote academic excellence, provide scholarships to deserving seniors, offer support to the underserved, educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy. We do this through our programs and by highlighting the issues and by creating solutions to those issues that may negatively impact our community.
Over the next biennium and beyond, we will take our organization to next level by enhancing Mobile Alumnae’s chapter programs and by promoting collaborative partnerships with local businesses, community groups, and service-oriented organizations, and by developing sustainable, effective programs and activities. We will continuously endeavor to ennoble the legacy of our Founders.
Mobile Alumnae Ways and Means Committee is the financial back bearer of our chapter. They conduct fundraisers such as the Peppermint Jazzy Swing, support charity sales and plan workshops in financial planning, investments, and home ownership. In addition, Mobile Alumnae gained 501 (c) (3) status through the D.R.E.A.M. Foundation to help strengthen and expand the charitable, educational, scientific programs of our organization. -Read More
The Mobile Alumnae Chapter sponsors exceptional programs designed to enhance the career and academic development of our youth. This may also take on the form of scholarships for college preparation, academic workshops and mentoring. Members of the Mobile Alumnae Chapter also serve as career day speakers, role models and workshop facilitators to share their personal triumphs and achievements in their professional fields. -Read More
In 1955, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. funded the maternity wing of the Thika Memorial Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa now called the Mary Sick of the Mission Hospital. Mobile Alumnae has supported our national effort to assist with funds used for equipment, property maintenance, program expansion and the training of practical nurses and midwives. The addition of the maternity wing in Kenya has resulted in a decrease in maternal deaths and infant mortality. We continue to also support efforts to assist those devastated by the earthquake in Haiti and wear red ribbons in support of World AIDS Day. -Read More
The Political Action Committee of the Mobile Alumnae Chapter sponsor voter registration drives to increase the number of voters in our communities. Each year, members of the PAC spearhead our participation in Delta Days at the State Capitol in Montgomery, AL and Delta Days at the Nation’s Capitol in Washington, DC to monitor elections, public policies, and laws affecting our African American communities. Locally, we hosted a “Greek Get Out the Vote” rally our Greeks to help us to encourage and bring awareness to citizens in our community of the importance of voting in the elections. -Read More
Our chapter supports our sorority’s national efforts to provide health education programs to prevent at risk-behaviors and to promote healthy lifestyles for our families and the community. Mobile Alumnae sponsors teams for the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Walk, the University of South Alabama Annual GO Run for Gynecologic Oncology Cancer. We also participate in the Prichard Relay for Life in which Mobile Alumnae wear custom t-shirts in remembrance of sorors we lost and sorors who are survivors of cancer. -Read More
Osceola Macarthy Adams, a founding member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., was one of the first Black actresses on Broadway. She was the Director of the Harlem School of the Arts and directed the theatrical debuts of Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier.
Sadie T. M. Alexander, Ph.D., 1st National President (1919-1923), was the nation’s first woman to earn a Ph.D. in economics (1921). A distinguished attorney, she was among the founders of the National Bar Association (1925) and she was appointed to President Truman’s Commission on Civil Rights (1945).
This year we celebrate Anna Scott Watson. Anna Scott Watson is genuine, dedicated, passionate and giving. To recognize her for the outstanding work she’s done as a member of the of Mobile Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., she has been named the 2015 Delta of the Year. -Read More