THE DELTAS DO IT AGAIN BY GIVING AWAY OVER $175,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS

THE DELTAS DO IT AGAIN BY GIVING AWAY OVER $175,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
November 22 07:55 2015 Print This Article

On Saturday November 21, 2015, Delta Outreach and Education Center (DOEC) and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Wilmington (DE) Alumnae Chapter (Wilmington Alumnae) presented their Golden Celebration of Jabberwock 2015. Jabberwock’s mission is to promote higher education through the provision of scholarship assistance, while providing the opportunity for the young ladies to participate in leadership training, community service and personal development. All participants are high school juniors and seniors in New Castle County.

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Thirty nine young ladies, 29 Jabberwock participants and 10 Jewel Court participants, were presented.

The theme for this year’s Jabberwock Program is “Girls Rising ~ Living Life Like its Golden”. Wilmington Alumnae held its first Jabberwock on May 7, 1965. Over the past 50 years, this endeavor has assisted DOEC and Wilmington Alumnae in financially supporting the education of many young ladies.   Since 2000, Jabberwock has provided 264 young ladies with scholarships in the amount of $625,000.

CBS3 News Anchor, Ukee Washington Hosted this amazing event

CBS3 News Anchor, Ukee Washington Hosted 2015 Jabberwock Golden Celebration

 Many of the past winners of Jabberwock will be in attendance, including the first Miss Jabberwock, Ms. Edythe Pridgen. Ms. Pridgen will be crowning this year’s winner. Also, CBS3 News Anchor, Ukee Washington, will be a part of this year’s program.  

 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST) is a private, non-profit organization founded on January 13, 1913, by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University. DST’s purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Today, this sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black, college-educated women has 1000 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Okinawa and Tokyo), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the Republic of Korea.

Helen Powell Awarded over $2,500 in scholarship money

Helen Powell Awarded over $2,500 in scholarship money

Wilmington (DE) Alumnae Chapter was chartered on March 6, 1949 by ten Deltas in Wilmington to address social needs in New Castle County. Today, the chapter has blossomed into an organization of over 200 dedicated, resourceful members. Recognized for its comprehensive, innovative and impactful programming, WAC honors include the 2013 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award for Community Service.

DOEC, the non-profit charitable foundation of Wilmington Alumnae, was established in 1993. Our mission is to provide educational and social services, cultural enrichment and personal development skills that afford opportunities primarily for adolescent females, while addressing intergenerational needs.

 

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