NAC - Service

The Nashville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. contributes to the Nashville community in tangible and life changing ways. Long-term programs include seven (7) annual scholarships given to deserving, female, high school seniors, support of the Eighteenth Avenue Family Life Center, donations to the United Negro College Fund (to support Fisk University) and the Tennessee State University Foundation (to support scholarships for Tennessee State University students). Additionally, this chapter makes quarterly visits to the Bordeau Hospital, gives donations to the United Way, and has adopted girls incarcerated at the Woodland Hills Juvenile Detention Center.

Understanding that Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is not the only organization dedicated to uplifting the community and improving the quality of life of individuals living there, Nashville Alumnae Chapter partners with others that share its public service goals. Our partnership with Nashville Habitat for Humanity resulted in the dedication of a Habitat Home on September 24, 1995. The "Minerva House" was dedicated in honor of Soror Minerva Hatcher Johnson Hawkins, charter member and former president of Nashville Alumnae Chapter (Pi Sigma), former Director of the Southern Region, and past National Historian. Our partnership with the NAACP and other organizations yielded the registration of many Nashville voters.

Supporting the initiatives of Grand Chapter, Nashville Alumnae Chapter sponsors a Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy. Girls between the ages of 11-14 meet twice monthly and participate in hands-on experiments in chemistry, biology and physics. They are also involved in activities designed to develop leadership skills, promote science and technology as career options and provide hope for a promising future. The chapter is also incorporating SEE (Science in Everyday Experiences) into the Academy. Through our many endeavors, Nashville Alumnae Chapter hopes to help make the community, the nation, and the world, a better place.