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search on African American Women, VIP seating at Foundation sponsored events in 2013-14, including the Black Women’s Heritage Tour; and special recognition in the Foundation’s Annual Report. The $100 Giving Circle supporters will receive a recognition pin or bookmark, a copy of the PHILLIS Journal, and recognition in the Foundation’s newsletter. For both giving levels, contributions can be made in installments. Donation and pledge forms can be found on the Foundation website at www.deltafoundation.net . Dine with the National Presidents The “Dine with the Presidents” fundraising raffle is presenting an opportunity for eight (8) lucky members to individually dine with one of Delta Sigma Theta’s Past National President. Winners will be announced at the 51st National Convention. Raffle tickets are $50 and are not tax deductible. Take a chance to have an unforgettable experience with a Delta icon, giving you an extra special centennial memory. To purchase tickets, visit the Foundation website: wwwdeltafoundation.net. The Center for Research on African American Women 2013 STJ Summer Intern Selected The collegiate student selected as the 2013 Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Intern is Khanay Turner, a junior political science major at Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas. Turner was selected from a pool of highly competitive national applicants. The Delta Foundation’s STJ Internship program is presented in collaboration with the summer internship program coordinated by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. As the STJ intern, Turner will complete an eight-week assignment working in a congressperson’s office on Capitol Hill. Named in honor of the late congresswoman from Ohio, the internship is a program of the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Social Justice Institute which is coordinated by The Delta Foundation’s Center for Research on African American Women. The STJ Internship was created to provide an educational experience for minority women who are aspiring to develop careers in public service or public policy. Soror Turner’s ultimate career goal is to become a United States senator. Currently, she has a 3.86 grade point average, is active in student government on her campus, particularly with voter education and voter registration, and chairs the social action committee for the Eta Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. Soror Turner is the first Delta member to be selected as the STJ Intern. Vivian Ware Fellow Conducts Impact Study An impact study on Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s educational development programming is being conducted by Dr. Kidogo A. Kennedy, the 2012-13 Vivian A. Ware Research Fellow. During the current fiscal year, Dr. Kennedy has been engaged in conducting research on the perceived influence of the Sorority’s educational programming on African- American youth. The Ware Fellow’s impact study examines the personal development and academic achievement of youth involved in Delta programs during a 25 year-period (1988-2012). Throughout the year, she has held focus groups, conducted one-on-one interviews with Delta members and surveyed parents and former program participants. The findings from the impact study will be shared with Delta chapters and highlighted at the 51st National Convention of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. s Deborah Peaks Coleman is the director of programs at The Delta Foundation. JOURNAL Summer 2013 s51 Members of the Boys Choir of Powhattan of Baltimore, MD performed at The Delta Foundation’s Forum: “Making the Grade: Achieving Teacher Efficacy” on March 2. The performers are pictured here with Dr. Alison J. Harmon, Foundation president (center) and Joe Ann Oatis, choir director (far left). Photo by Kim Lyles. Khanay Turner Dr. Kidogo A. Kennedy


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