CENTRAL JERSEY ALUMNAE CHAPTER OF DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.
RECOGNIZED FOR SOCIAL ACTION, YOUTH PROGRAMMING, AND TECHNOLOGY
Central Jersey Alumnae Receives Awards at its 54th National Convention in NOLA
[PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY, July 18] The award winning Central Jersey Alumnae (CJA) Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was recognized at the organization’s 54th National Convention held in New Orleans, Louisiana from July 10th through 14th. The Chapter received a National award for Excellence in Social Action. The chapter’s Social Action Committee (SAC) has focused on nonpartisan voter registration, engagement, and empowerment; and topics such as black maternal health, juvenile justice, gun reform, and expungements. Its “Meet the Mayors” roundtables enabled members to visit a mayor and other key administrators on a prescheduled, mutually convenient date in one town in each of the three counties it serves. The goal of said meetings was to better understand the needs of the communities in an effort to provide continued support and service. CJA is currently preparing to help ensure a full and accurate count in hard-to-reach communities for the upcoming 2020 US Census and has been designated as a Complete Count Committee. The Chapter also received the national Exemplary Delta Academy award for educational development. The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy is a program in which the sorority members provide yearlong mentoring, leadership development, STEM-based activities, and community service opportunities for girls between the ages of 11-14. Additionally, in June, the Chapter was awarded the Eastern Region Cutting-Edge Technology Award for a variety of accomplishments that included E-Attendance and E-Voting initiatives, active social media platforms, and support of the Eastern Region CodeRED initiative for introducing young girls to coding.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 13, 1913 by 22 collegiate women at Howard University to promote academic excellence and provide assistance to those in need. It is an organization of college educated women committed to the constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community. The Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter was chartered in 1975 and serves Middlesex, Somerset, and Union counties. The current Chapter President is Karen Wade Culp. To learn more about Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Incorporated, please visit the National website at www.deltasigmatheta.org. To learn more about the Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter, please visit www.cjadeltas.org.