Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2006
The Century City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will be meeting with city and county officials on Friday, March 24, 2006 to discuss strategies in serving the needs of Los Angeles. The day’s goals include creating partnerships with local government on issues of mutual concern, to advise of the national goal to attack the issues related to the impact of poverty & enhancing educational opportunities via direct intervention and to make our elected officials aware of the resources available in DST – Century City Alumnae.
The day will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Century City Alumnae Chapter, whose strong track record of public service and social action includes extensive work with at-risk youth, AIDS awareness, breast cancer screenings and voter registration. Since Century City's charter in 1981, the Chapter has provided over $100,000 in scholarships to women pursuing advanced degrees and specialized scholarships for students attending community and vocational college.
“Delta's legacy mandates that we walk the halls of government, signaling a renewed commitment to partnership with our elected officials” stated Jackie Dupont-Walker, chair of the Social Action committee. “We believe that we are making a difference with our current mentoring, service and advocacy efforts but that we can make a greater difference in a significant public/private partnership. Our constituents are the same - we need to work together.”
According to Century City Alumnae Chapter President, Mary Stallings, "The issues that impact the social, economic and political climate of our communities are complex and require a concerted effort on the part of government, non-profit and private agencies. As a public service organization, our purpose is to engage in civic dialogue to develop strategies for generating economic opportunity and protect the health and safety of residents."
Founded in 1913 by twenty-two African-American women who wished to use their collective strength to assist people in need and to promote academic excellence, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a historically significant national organization in the African-American community. Beyond the traditional association of sororities, the organization is a very committed public service entity with a strong mission in supporting the social needs of local communities and in engaging in public policy discussions and efforts that promote educational achievement, economic advancement and healthy individuals and communities.
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