CAAC is dedicated to our youths EducationalEconomicEmotional Development & Involvment
Welcome to the Cerritos Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc website! Thank you for visiting our page! Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1913 by 22 brave young college women on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is an over 100-year-old organization, with over 900 chapters and more than 200,000 members. We are the largest Black women’s organization in the world; and one of only two African American women’s organizations that have achieved NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) status by the United Nations.
We are a Public Service organization focusing on programs & projects geared towards the African- American community that fall under our five-point programmatic thrust:
- Economic Development
- Educational Development
- International Awareness and Involvement
- Physical & Mental Health Awareness
- Political Awareness and Involvement
The Cerritos Area Alumnae Chapter was proudly chartered on May 1, 1999 by 21 sorors dedicated to bringing the sorority’s mission into the community. The communities we serve consist of 9 cities: Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs and Whittier. Although our chapter started with 21 sorors, after 20 years in THIS community, we have grown to over 80 members and continue to grow each year. We strive to create innovative, creative and effective programs which incorporate the 5 programmatic thrusts listed above.
Some of our most successful programs are;
- Our youth programs – Delta Academy, Delta GEMS and EMBODI which focus on mentorship and education for youths aged 11 through 18.
- Raising and providing over $100,000 in Scholarship monies given to graduating high school seniors and book scholarships for continuing college students.
- Our Social Action events which include Voter Education, Voter Registration and participation in the City of Cerritos’ Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.
- International Awareness Program – 20 Years of raising funds and donating to the Eternal Word Ministries, a Christian school in the Iwo state of Nigeria.
- Other programs – Shoe giveaways, School supply giveaways, Meals, Christmas gifts for underserved families, Economic Empowerment seminars, Breast Cancer and AIDS Health fairs & Walkathons… just to name a few!
If you are a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., looking for a chapter that you can call “HOME”, please come visit and join us! You will be welcomed with open arms – Our National President Soror Beverly Smith has given us a theme of “Joy in Our Sisterhood, Power in Our Voice and Service in Our Heart.” Here in CAAC, we take this theme to heart and try to live it each and every day.
If you are not a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., please feel free to browse the site to learn more about our public programs, events and upcoming fundraisers, which help us continue to provide for our community. Join us, we appreciate your support!
Thank you for visiting our website. Feel free to browse around, visit our site often and hope to see you in person soon!