The mission of North Dallas Suburban Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is to provide economical, political, educational, health, spiritual, and cultural awareness for North Dallas and its northern suburban communities. This chapter is committed to the purpose and objectives of our national organization, the moral and spiritual values of our founders, the preservation of the African American family, the diligence of public service, the retention of active members, the reclamation of inactive members, and the recruitment of new members. To this end, the chapter will strive to create an atmosphere of unity that will enhance and enrich the communities and reinvigorate our bond to Delta Sigma Theta and our commitment to public service.
This chapter is a sisterhood committed to community service in the cities of Addison, Carrollton, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Mesquite, Plano and Richardson.
The North Dallas Suburban Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered in March 24, 1996 when 43 women unified to promote and enrich the African American community. The goals of this union were to provide empowerment, economic development, and educational attainment.
Inspiration began humbly in the halls of the Hamilton Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas where active and in-active members of Delta Sigma Theta witnessed the men of Alpha Phi Alpha mentor the male youth of their church. It was through that inspiration Soror Tawanda “T.J.” Jackson developed the concept of the “Five Point Delta,” an annual retreat for the female youth of the church. Their mission was to teach young women the virtues of a Christian life. Inspirational speakers facilitated dialogue with the young women providing instructions on Christian morals, proper speech and table etiquette.
“We talked to them about such things as teen pregnancy, economics, government, politics, and family life” said Soror Robbie Odame-Lartey, a “Five Point Delta” member.
After several years of providing these services to the female youth of their church, the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta decided to establish a local chapter offering community programs to the North Dallas suburbs, based on the ideals and programs of their national organization. Sorors decided to expand their efforts by providing opportunities which allowed youth to grow and develop under the leadership of positive role models.
Today, North Dallas Suburban Alumnae is still dedicated to the vision of our glorious Sorority and committed to our chapter’s mission.