Wednesday, May 4th: SECURE THE BAG

For 85 years, the Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has been awarding scholarships to deserving students. We are pleased to announce another banner year in scholarship awards. Last year we overcame the restrictions that COVID-19 put on our efforts to have traditional fundraising for the 2020-2021 year. With the support of chapter members and the community, 17 students received $16,700 in high school and college scholarships! 12 Knoxville area high school seniors each received $1,000 scholarships. One recipient received the $1,500 Beulah Sinclair Scholarship and two others the Delta GEMS Book scholarships at $500 each. Our collegiate awardees were presented the Mu Zeta Scholarship at $1,000 and the Dessa Blair $1,200 scholarship. Over the next month, KAC will award another record-breaking amount of college scholarships to Knoxville area high school and college students. Thank you to all of our friends who support our events making these scholarships possible.


Tuesday, May 3rd: FOCUS ON FINANCIAL FORTITUDE

The Economic Development Committee will educate you on ways to financial success with an emphasis on savings, investing, and retirement. This free event is open to the public and will take place on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 at 6:30 pm EST via ZoomRegister in advance for this meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrdeigqTorE9YXZ-4AqEgqkav73_KsbEe7
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Monday, May 2nd: SOCIAL ACTION CHECK-IN – Are you REDy to vote?

Are you ready for the Knox County Primary Election Day, Tuesday, May 3, 2022? Polls open from 8 am to 8 pm.


May Week Friday

Hearts for Haiti: $3,251 in donations for the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Elementary School’s The Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre Campus in the remote village of Chἐrette, Haiti.

Thank you to our International Awareness & Involvement Committee for highlighting this service opportunity!

On this final day of Knoxville Alumnae’s May Week 2021 celebration, we are grateful to announce the totals of two of our international campaigns benefiting women and children across the globe!

THANK YOU to all who supported KAC!

Hands to Give: $500 in 5 Days. $2,233+ in funds for young girls of Ghana’s Ashanti Region and Garífuna women of Honduras. Donations will go toward personal hygiene supplies and meals.

Congrats to our newest members of Spring ’21 on their first service project in Delta!


May Week 2021 Thursday

Physical & Mental Health

Studies show African American women disproportionately suffer from health conditions associated with low physical activity, including obesity, Type II diabetes, heart disease, and colon cancer. Let’s move!

Here is a KAC workout for all fitness levels. Bookmark it and start your Wellness Journey!

Before you start — you will need a chair and weights of your choice (you can use two water bottles as weights if you don’t have any).


May Week 2021 Monday

Mindfulness Monday

Crimson Conversations: relax, relate, release with mental health and mindfulness tips. Coping skills help you tolerate, minimize, and deal with stressful situations in life. Managing your stress well can help you feel better physically and psychologically and it can impact your ability to perform your best. (Very Well Mind)  


Here is a look at ways to cope with an important reminder from professional counselor, DeShelle Burrowes.


May Week 2021

Join the Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for May Week 2021!
May Week is a national program of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. It was created at the second national convention at Wilberforce University in 1920. Its purpose is to emphasize the importance of higher education in the community, especially for black women.


May Week: Spring Into Financial Fortitude

REGISTER: Spring Into Financial Fortitude – Tuesday, May 4th at 6 pm EST, via Zoom, KAC will host an economic development workshop focused on savings, credit recovery & counseling, preventing virtual bank fraud, and homeownership!  This event is free and open to the public. 

Zoom meeting: Financial Fortitude
When: May 4, 2021, 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcod-iqqD4jGtEdusS4sSzutd1QuHGeaeiq
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.