Our Programs

Dr. Jeanne L. Noble: Delta GEMS

A natural outgrowth and expansion for the continuation of the highly successful Delta Academy: Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Delta Gems was created 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 goals for Delta GEMS are to:
  • instill the need to excel academically.
  • provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success.
  • assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their future in school and beyond.
  • create compassionate, caring and community-minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.
The Delta GEMS framework is composed of five major components: Scholarship, Sisterhood, Show Me the Money, Service and Infinitely Complete. These components form a road map for college and career planning. Topics within the five major components are designed to provide interactive lessons and activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and individual growth.  

Dr. Betty Shabazz: Delta Academy

Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Preparing 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.

Delta Academy provides an opportunity for local Delta chapters to enrich and enhance the education our young teens receive in public schools across the nation. A primary goal of the program is to prepare young girls for full participation as leaders in the 21st century. Specifically, we augment their scholarship in math, science and technology. Additionally, we increase their opportunities to provide service in the form of leadership through service- learning projects. 


EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) 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. Both informal and empirical data suggest that the vast majority of African-American males continue to be in crisis and are not reaching their full potential educationally, socially and emotionally.

EMBODI is designed to address these issues through dialogue and recommendations for change and action. EMBODI will include a program format and information template. The delivery options may include a town hall meeting, workshops and/or teen leadership summits.

Financial Fortitude

National economic trends, such as unstable employment, the concern over the possible dissolution of Social Security as we know it, and the ever widening gap between wealth and poverty are the basis for the development of Financial Fortitude, the current Economic Development Program Initiative of Delta Sigma Theta. Financial Fortitude is a process that will help program participants set and define goals, develop a plan to achieve them and to put them into action. The process serves as a blueprint to address all aspects of personal finances. A Money Smart Adult Education Program and a Money Smart computer -based instruction tool from the FDIC are some of the tools the Sorority has made available to complement the Financial Fortitude Program.

Delta Community Outreach Center 

The Delta Community Outreach Center encompasses all of the Sorority’s 5-Point Thrusts:

 Educational Awareness                               (homework assistance and workshops)
 Economic Development                              (workshop for student and parents)
 Physical and Mental Health                         (summer program, sport and workshops)
 Political Awareness and Involvement           (workshops on social issues)
 International Awareness                              (Black History Month - African Diaspora & other                                                                   workshops). 
  • In 2000, BCAC partnered with Baltimore County Police Department to become the first public service organization to offer programs at a Police Athletic League (PAL) Center.  
  • In 2010 The Parks and Recreation Department took over the PAL Center from the Police, but the partnership has continued.

The outreach center is located at 8304 Carlson Lane, Windsor Mill, MD.