Memphis Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

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Educational Development Programs

ACT Preparation Workshops

Along with the monthly mentoring programs, MAC hosts the semi-annual ACT Preparation Workshops to help Memphis-area youth to learn and strategies to increase their ACT scores with all four content areas: English, Math, Reading and Science.

HBCU College Fair

MAC hosts a annual college fair exposing thousands of Memphis area students to collegiate life. This event affords community families the opportunity to speak directly with representatives from numerous Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) about the programs of the institutions.

Oratorical Contest

A key component in the Educational Development programming of the chapter is the Oratorical Contest open to 5th graders within Shelby County Schools. The annual event provides students a platform to showcase their individual research and strategic thinking skills to convey possible solutions with education, political and community awareness arenas. Through the support of Commissioner Eddie S. Jones, the chapter received a $3,500 grant from the Shelby County Commission to fund the 2020 Oratorical Contest and Student Clinic.

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Scholarship / Fundraising Programs

On average, the Memphis Alumnae Chapter awards $35,000-50,000 annually to deserving Memphis-area high school seniors through various scholarship programs; including the Lois Jefferson Gilder and Maggie McDowell Scholarships. These contributions are funded largely by two of the signature programs of the chapter: Jabberwock and Jewel Court.


Jabberwock targets young women ages 14-18. This biennial event intends to enrich the knowledge and appreciation of leadership, scholarship, and volunteerism of its participants. Participants raise scholarship funds, team build with other scholars and attend monthly mentoring sessions.

Jewel Court

Targeting girls, ages 4-13, Jewel Court offers exciting and inspiring opportunities for participants to learn from some of the best and brightest mentors and local dignitaries. Contestants showcase their talents and abilities, raise scholarship funds, broaden their horizons through a variety of cultural and fun enrichment activities.

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