International Awareness Project for Africa

International Awareness Project for Africa
A little of your spare change today can spare a child’s life today, tomorrow and beyond.
Please consider obtaining a rice bowl from us or have your group to partner with us to give an African or Haitian child a healthier future.
We’re FIGHTING poverty, hunger and HIV/AIDS! Join us.
For more information, please visit
Give today by donating to the Gary Alumnae Chapter. For more information, email us at and use “rice bowls” in the subject line.
Funds assist children in impoverished African countries.
Put your spare change in often; fill up the bowl; turn it in. It’s that simple!
Deadline for Rice Bowls are Saturday, June 15, 2019
Sponsored by the International Awareness & Involvement Committes, Shalonda Jones, Chairperson.

Regional Day of Service Volunteer Meeting

Regional Day of Service Volunteer Meeting

Come out for our Regional Day of Service Inaugural Meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2019

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will conduct numerous acts of service across hundreds of communities in 9 states/provinces in 2 counties on the 3rd Saturday of October in 2019 (On Saturday, October 19, 2019).

The focus will be on 2 of the sorority’s 5-point programmatic thrusts & engage in multiple acts of service on 1 day to deliver programming & services to those in need.

Join Gary Alumnae Chapter in this endeavor. All Groups and Ideas are welcome. Individual volunteers are welcome to come and join us at the meeting on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Regional Day of Service: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Deborah Hendricks-Black, Chairperson

Are You Ready for the 2020 U.S. Census?

Are You Ready for the 2020 U.S. Census?

The official U.S. Census is described in Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution of the United States. It calls for an actual enumeration of the people every ten years, to be used for apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives among the states.

Besides providing the basis for congressional redistricting, Census data are used in many other ways. Since 1975, the Census Bureau has had responsibility to produce small-area population data needed to redraw state legislative and congressional districts. Other important uses of Census data include the distribution of funds for government programs such as Medicaid; planning the right locations for schools, roads, and other public facilities; helping real estate agents and potential residents learn about a neighborhood; and identifying trends over time that can help predict future needs. Most Census data are available for many levels of geography, including states, counties, cities and towns, ZIP codes, census tracts and blocks, and much more.

The good news is that the census is an opportunity for communities to celebrate our every-decade enumeration of ourselves; it is an affirmation of our democracy and grounded in our American concept of “we the people.” The less good news is that several issues stand in the way.

Come out and hear how the 2020 Census will affect NWI and you!

Free and open to the public, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Lake Ridge School Corporation along with Indiana State Senators Eddie Melton and Lonnie Randolph will assist you in understanding the 2020 Census benefits for our community.  Tuesday, May 28, 2019 @ the Lake Ridge School District.

Hosted by the Political Awareness & Involvement/Social Action Committee of Gary Alumnae Chapter, Arlene Mitchell Pearson-Chairperson

Good News! Cossey Awarded

Good News! Cossey Awarded

Congratulations to GAC Economic Development Chairperson, Mary Cossey on being named by the Michigan City Laporte County as “Professional of the Year” for her work
within the community for NiSource.

Kudos to Soror Cossey for doing a Deltarific job!!!

Shown with Soror Jennifer Montague of NiSource.