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achievement, culturally responsive teaching, urban education, and pedagogy and justice. The special edition also reports the activ-ities and outcomes of the DTEC project and other topics. Sister Scholar Advisory Council Member Mary Howard-Hamilton, Ed.D., and Kandace G. Hinton, Ph.D. both faculty members of Indiana State Uni-versity and members of Bloomington (IN) Alumnae Chapter served as co-editors of the DTEC special edition. Copies of the DTEC edition can be acquired when making a minimum donation of $50 to DREF. Thank You for Supporting DREF If you missed Giving Tuesday this past November, kindly note your donations are always welcome. You can still make your tax deductible gift by: visiting the DREF website; giving online; texting or calling in your donation to 202.347.1337; or sending a check in the mail. Check out donation incentives on the DREF website at www.deltafoundation.net. North Manhattan Alumnae in New York City received a 2016-17 Community Empowerment Grant to conduct a health fair and backpack project. Pictured here NMAC members and com-munity supporters prepare backpacks to distribute to youth; Sonya Tennell is NMAC president. Delta Newsletter WINTER 2017 • 33 DTEC Grant Period Comes to a Successful End More than 200 teachers from around the nation participated in the Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign, a multi-year Teacher Efficacy Academy which ended in the spring of 2016. Dr. Johni Cruse Craig, DTEC proj-ect director, stated that upon completing the professional development program, the teachers were empowered through training and mentorship to become education-al change agents in their communities. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. fulfilled a leading role in implementing the national effort to enhance student achievement by increasing the effectiveness of teachers. In recognition of their magnanimous lead-ership and unwavering support, Delta National President Paulette C. Walker, Ed.D, and National Program Planning and Development Chairperson Martha Lue Scott Stewart, Ph.D., were recognized by the DREF President at the fall 2016 DST National Executive Board Meeting. PHILLIS THE JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ON AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN SPECIAL EDITION Volume 4 l Issue 1 l 2016-17 l 2016-17 DELTA TEACHER EFFICACY CAMPAIGN “Education: It’s A Heart Matter” TM “Huddle of Knowledge” By Laurie Cooper TM A commemorative poster of the DTEC special edition cover, which displays the print “Hud-dle of Knowledge” by Laurie Cooper is also available for a donation of $25; visit www. deltafoundation.net to get poster(s). The 2016-17 edition of PHILLIS: The Journal for Research on African American Women, published by DREF, focuses on the DTEC program and features scholarly essays on teacher efficacy as it relates to student Congratulations to the 2016-17 Community Empowerment Grant Awardees Chapters receiving 2016-17 Community Empowerment Grants: Albuquerque (NM) Alumnae Chapter. ..$1,500 Baltimore Metropolitan (MD) Alumnae Chapter. ..$1,500 Columbia (SC) Alumnae Chapter. .$750 Douglas-Carroll-Paulding Counties (GA) Alumnae Chapter . .$1,000 Epsilon Epsilon Chapter (Michigan State University). ..$1,000 Federal City (DC) Alumnae Chapter. .$750 Fort Smith (AR) Alumnae Chapter. ..$1,000 Frederick County (MD) Alumnae Chapter. ..$1,000 Grambling (LA) Alumnae Chapter. ..$1,500 Houston (TX) Alumnae Chapter. ..$1,500 Marietta-Roswell (GA) Alumnae Chapter . .$1,000 Montclair (NJ) Alumnae Chapter. ..$1,000 New Orleans (LA) Alumnae Chapter. ..$1,500 North Manhattan (NY) Alumnae Chapter. ..$1,500 Northwest Arkansas (AR) Alumnae Chapter. .$750 Quaker City (PA) Alumnae Chapter. ..$1,000 Sanford (FL) Alumnae Chapter. ..$1,500 South Broward (FL) Alumnae Chapter. ..$1,500 Stone Mountain-Lithonia (GA) Alumnae Chapter. ..$1,500 Springfield-Decatur (IL) Alumnae. ..$1,000 Tempe (AZ) Alumnae Chapter . .$1,000 Washington (DC) Alumnae Chapter. ..$1,500 Funding for Community Empowerment grants is made possible by the National Program Plan-ning and Development Centennial Fund maintained at DREF. The grant application process for grants and DREF scholarship/internship opportunities the 2017-18 fiscal year opens in November 2016 and closes March 21, 2017. Visit the www.deltafoundation for application guidelines.


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