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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.


International Awareness: Hands to Give

May 1st – 5th – The Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. wants you to help us empower women!

To overcome barriers to education and healthy living for young women and mothers of single-parent homes, KAC invites the community to support the cause to raise funds for young girls of the Ashanti Region in Ghana and Garífuna women of Honduras.

Some of the ways your donation will be used? $25 = food for 2 weeks for a family of 6. $5 = 6 packs of menstrual pads (lack of menstrual pads for these young girls can result in them missing up to a week of school per month).

Donate via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/152081314305

Donate via check by mail:
Knoxville Alumnae Chapter
P.O. Box 14181
Knoxville, TN 37914
To: Knoxville Alumnae Chapter
Memo Line: Hands to Give

Though our minimum goal is $500 in 5 days, we are confident our community will exceed that number because of the significant impact YOUR donation will make!

GHANA

HONDURAS


2021 Collegiate Scholarships

The 2021 Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta collegiate scholarship application period is closed.

Delta Sigma Theta is an international public service sorority comprised of predominantly Black, college educated women. Since its founding more than 300,000 women have joined the organization. KAC encourages academic excellence through higher education. Scholarships are awarded to young African-American women who exemplify academic excellence, strong leadership, and community involvement.

There are TWO different collegiate scholarships available.

$1,000 Mu Zeta Collegiate Scholarship Qualifications:

-Applicant must be an active member of Mu Zeta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

-Minimum 3.0 GPA

-Applicant must be a rising junior or senior

$1,200 Dessa Blair Scholarship Qualifications:

-African-American Female-Education Major (Sophomore-Senior)

-Aspiring K-12 Teacher

-Minimum 3.0 GPA  -Knoxville Area Resident

Questions? Email dstscholarships@gmail.com Deadline: Saturday, May 1, 2021


Economic Development: Black Business Spotlight

The Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is spotlighting local Black Businesses to elevate and promote what they have to offer East Tennessee. Meet Knoxville Certified Public Accountant, LaTonya L. Jordan, CPA, PMP, MPA. Her career spans over 10 years with auditing, accounting, finance, budgeting, project management, and nonprofit management.


Crimson Conversations: Mental Health and Mindfulness

Crimson Conversations: Mental Health and Mindfulness
For women who are facing the stressful challenges of everyday life!

Join the Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. on April 10th, 2021, at 11 am EST via Zoom.

DeShelle Burrowes, APC NCC a professional counselor will teach coping skills and how to balance stress & anxiety. Spiritual life coach & author, Kandace Jones, will set the mood with meditation 101 and a sound bowl demonstration. Ladies we are going to relax, relate and release! There will be door prizes and plenty of fun. Cost: Free.

Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodumtrzgpHdfarhAk0u2NYVNKxKAGG-js After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


National Girl Scout Day, Honoring KAC charter member Beulah Sinclair

Today is National Girl Scout Day! March 12th commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia.

DID YOU KNOW: Knoxville Alumnae Chapter charter member, Beulah Warren Sinclair, was the first Black Girl Scout camp director in Knoxville and served on the Girl Scout Council. Thank you for blazing trails, Soror Sinclair!


HBCU Proud Week 4

It’s Black History Month, and KAC is HBCU Proud!

DID YOU KNOW: The first colleges for African Americans were established largely through the efforts of black churches with the support of the American Missionary Association and the Freedmen’s Bureau. The second Morrill Act of 1890 required states—especially former confederate states—to provide land-grants for institutions for black students if admission was not allowed elsewhere. As a result, many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were founded. (Source: The National Museum of African American History and Culture)

Knoxville Alumnae Chapter members are HBCU Proud! #dstknoxville#SRDST#DST1913#JoyInOurSisterhood#BlackHistory#EducationalDevelopment



Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy Drive Thru

Today the Knoxville Alumnae Chapter’s Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy girls picked up their program supplies! We’d love to see all of our girls in person as we enrich and enhance their education. We focus on math, science, and technology, their opportunities to provide service in the form of leadership, but the work must go on virtually! #ServiceInOurHeart#dstknoxville#DST1913#SRDST