Economic Development Committee is empowered by Delta Sigma Theta Incorporated Economic Development program initiative Financial Fortitude. Financial Fortitude is a process that helps participants set and define goals, develop a plan to achieve them, and to put the plan into action. The process serves as a blueprint to address all aspects of personal finances. Economic Development Committee supports participants by conducting free financial education programs and workshops. The initiative helps members of the Sorority spread financial education throughout the local communities.
Some of our Economic Development programs include:
Dining with a Purpose
Women Owned Business Expo
Money Matters: Extreme Couponing
INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS & INVOLVEMENT
The International Awareness and Involvement program thrust focuses on involving the chapter in international affairs. CMAC is charged with implementing and participating in projects and initiatives that address the needs of diverse cultures. The chapter’s commitment to impactful programs that promote awareness and change are demonstrated by our current and past initiatives such as:
World AIDS Day where free HIV testing and information to the local community is provided while partnering with local organizations
HIV/AIDS Awareness Community Walk to promote awareness of a disease that impact all ages and cultures
World AIDS Day 5K Walk in collaboration with the Columbus (GA) Alumnae and Theta Phi (Columbus State University) chapters, providing the community additional opportunities to expand their knowledge of AIDS, and its impact on the World.
Kwanzaa community program where our African heritage is celebrated with a program presented by the Delta GEMS and the Delta Academy youth.
Community shoe donation drives in collaboration with The Soul of My Footprint (TSOMF). TSOMF is a non-profit organization committed to shoes and medical and dental supplies to the people of Jinga, Uganda.
We invite girls ages 11-18 to join CMAC's mentoring programs (Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy and Delta G.E.M.S. (Growing Empowering Myself Successfully) to enhance the lives of our young ladies, providing them with substantial opportunities for community service, leadership, and the frame work to engineer their dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a CAN DO attitude.
Our initiative also includes read-ins at our partnered school, Westview Elementary School of Phenix City, Alabama and two scholarship funds: the Columbus Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter Book Scholarship and the Vickie Williams-Wiley Scholarship.
In February 2020, CMAC celebrated our 50th Charter Anniversary by establishing the Annie L. Greene Art Exhibit in collaboration with Park Elementary School in Harris County in honor of our charter member and award winning yarn artist, Annie L. Green.
JANIE L. WILLIAMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Janie L. Williams was an advocate for education as she served over 30 years teaching generations to and fro. She was a charter member of the Columbus Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter and a dedicated member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
In 2002, at a reception with her family, the Janie L. Williams Memorial Scholarship was established and rewarded the following year at the chapter's first scholarship luncheon in 2003.
For questions concerning the Janie L. Williams Memorial Scholarship, email our Scholarship Chair here
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH
The Physical and Mental Health Committee emphasizes our National call to action entitled the "Journey to Wellness" that embodies committing to maintaining spiritual, physical, and mental wellness for ourselves, our families, and our communities.
Some of our signature Physical & Mental Health programs include:
"Dodging the Dangers," our sex trafficking and domestic violence education event for women and girls
World Menstrual Hygiene Day
Community Health Fair
and we also participate in community events such as Relay for Life and Paint the Town Pink!
POLITICAL AWARENESS & INVOLVEMENT
In Delta Sigma Theta, the Social Action Committee (SAC) is required to identify existing public policy on an issue or the need for public policy and then strategize to take action along with implementing advocacy activities. The SAC of the Columbus Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter participates in voters registration education and activities; ongoing meetings with local, state and national policy makers and participates in Delta Days at the Nation’s Capitol to name a few. The SAC is responsible for making sure CMAC follows national initiatives in Social Action as directed by the national Social Action Commission.
Some of our Political Awareness & Involvement programs include:
On the Table Chatt
National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Forum
Stroll to the Polls