On February 10, 1979, at the Airport Hilton in Burlingame, California, the San Francisco-Peninsula Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered by nineteen women dedicated to serving the communities in San Francisco and the Peninsula.
Since that time, San Francisco-Peninsula Chapter has addressed issues of importance to the greater bay area community through programs, projects and partnerships, including educational scholarships and programs for bay area youth, key health programs geared toward improving physical and mental health, and projects which aid battered, abused and homeless women in improving their life circumstances. These various programs and activities are aligned with the major programs of the sorority identified in the Five Point Programmatic Thrust.
Since it began, the chapter has awarded scholarships to graduating high school students who demonstrate academic excellence, community involvement, and have a financial need. SFPA chapter is committed to awarding four scholarships annually, and renews a recipient’s award yearly for a total of four years, after eligibility is confirmed each year. The chapter further extends its commitment to academic excellence through its affiliation as advisors to the undergraduate chapter, Omicron Chi at Stanford University, Santa Clara University, and Notre Dame de Namur University.
The chapter has developed several programs in its commitment to serve the San Francisco and Peninsula communities including:
• School America 1989
• Preparing Our Sons for Manhood 1992
• 1st Walk-A-Thon 1992
• Preparing Our Daughters for Adulthood 1995
• Elementary School Spelling Bee Awards and Recognition
• Jelani House
• Get Out the Vote
• Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy (Girls 11-14)
• Delta GEMS (Girls 14-18)
• Malaika House
San Francisco-Peninsula Alumnae Chapter continues to provide programs and activities that serve the needs of our community.