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Economic development is the process by which the economic well-being and quality of life of a nation, region or local community are improved. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated provide programs that target Goal Setting, Financial Planning, Budgeting, Debt Management, Savings & Investments, Retirement Planning, Homeownership, Insurance, Estate Planning, and Entrepreneurship to members and individuals in effort to spread financial education throughout the local communities.

The chapter’s most recent efforts have focused on debt management and entrepreneurship. The chapter is encouraging members and the community to participate in the dFree initiative, a nationwide campaign to help individuals reduce or eliminate debt. The chapter also hosted a three-part entrepreneurship workshop series and a reception honoring the winner of the sorority’s National Women-Business Owned Competition.

▲ PROGRAM PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT: Offers programming to support the Sorority’s national focus on entrepreneurship and the prevention of financial fraud with initiatives such as:

• Pop-Up Shop and vendor opportunities for early stage entrepreneurs who do not have a brick and mortar business;
• Free Shred Day presented in collaboration with AARP to prevent identity theft; and
• DAC’s Children’s Business Fair, presented in collaboration with Acton Children’s Business Fair, for children aged 6-18.

"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth."


-Muhammad Ali