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he Delta Literacy Project is designed to decrease the illiteracy rate among adults in the Chicagoland area. The project has a committed staff of tutors – members of Delta and volunteers from the community – who are trained and certified to provide literacy instructions to adults. Additionally, tutoring in math is available and there is a student-led book club.

Students and their tutors meet twice a week for a free one-to-one tutoring sessions that last approximately 1 ½ hours.  Interested adult learners must be 18 years and older and test below an 8.9 Reading Level.  The Delta Literacy Project is state funded and collaborates with other state and city adult literacy projects.  If you are interested in becoming a tutor or know of someone who would benefit from literacy tutoring, please email adultliteracy.chideltas@gmail.com

 

D’Estee
4519 South King Drive
Chicago, IL
Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
Wednesday 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesdays, 1pm to 3pm

Jackson Park Supported Living
(Residents Only)
1448 E. 75th Street
Chicago, IL

 

Kelly – Chicago Public Library
6140 S. Normal
Chicago, IL
Mondays, 11am to 4pm

Tuesdays, 1pm to 3pm

 

 


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reparing Young Women For the 21st Century: The Delta Academy was created out of an urgent sense that bold action was needed to save our young females (ages 11-14) from the perils of academic failure, low self-esteem, and crippled futures.

Locally, members of Chicago Alumnae assists young females to sharpen their skills in math, science and technology; provide service learning through active participation and grants instruction on how to cultivate and maintain interpersonal relationships.

Delta Academy meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, beginning September until June of every year from 9:00 a.m. to noon. at D’Estee, Inc. For more information, please email academy.chideltas@gmail.com

 

 

 

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he Delta GEMS program was created as an expansion of the Delta Academy program. It goals are to “catch the dreams” of African American at-risk, adolescent girls aged 14-18.  Delta GEMS provides the frame work to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a “CAN DO” attitude.

The Chicago Alumnae Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) program works under the auspices the Educational Development Committee.  The Delta GEMS (grades 9-12), participate in educational, cultural, social, and public service activities which have included various drives for the homeless, senior citizens, grade school youngsters and charitable activities for the less fortunate both locally and internationally.  Their meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday of every month at D’Estee. For more information, please email gems.chideltas@gmail.com

 

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MBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) program is designed to refocus the efforts of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., with the support and action of other major organizations, on the plight of African-American males.  Locally, Chicago Alumnae’s EMBODI program has been recognized both by the Sorority and partner organizations for its leadership and structure in providing programming designed to address issues for Chicago’s at-risk young men.

Through dialogue, workshops, teen leadership summits and personal mentors, the young men of EMBODI strive to realize their dreams in spite of current negative portrayals.

If you are a male, aged 21 and over, and are interested in becoming a mentor, or a young male, aged 13 through 19 who would like to be a part of this award-winning program, email embodi.chideltas@gmail.com

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n keeping with the foundation set forth by the Sorority’s 22 Founders, the Scholarship Committee of Chicago Alumnae Chapter develops and administers the scholarship programs of the chapter in support of high school students who wish to attain higher education and with college students previously awarded.  The students who are eligible to apply come from various Chicago area high schools.  Those awarded also receive a mentor from the chapter who assists awardees in a myriad of areas:  studying; college life; academics; interviewing skills.

The Scholarship Committee hosts a variety of workshops that focus on finding/applying for scholarships, bridging the success from high school to college, and participates in the Chicago Public Schools Annual College Scholarship Informational Sessions.  For more information email scholarship.chideltas@gmail.com

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elta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. requires all volunteers (members of Delta as well as non-Deltas) who may participate with any of the youth initiatives (Delta Academy, GEMS, EMBODI) to receive Risk Management training annually.

If you plan to volunteer, please review the Risk_Management Volunteer Training Presentation- Jan 2017_2 and fill out the 2017-2018 Youth Initiative Application.

To find out when the next Risk Management training session will be held, when the corresponding applications are due, or if you have additional questions concerning the application process, please email riskmgmt.chideltas@gmail.com

The forms and respective deadlines for all Youth Initiatives (Delta Academy, GEMS & EMBODI) are summarized below. Please contact the respective team for any questions or issues.
 
Please also note the all volunteers (Delta and non-Delta) must be Risk Management trained annually. Refer to the Risk Management tab for additional information and details.