It is with distinct honor that the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) welcomes the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST) to Washington as they commemorate their 100th anniversary.
Founded on the campus of Howard University, the Deltas originated with 22 young, dedicated women. Today, the sorority is the largest African-American women’s organization in the country with more than 200,000 members throughout 900 chapters in eight countries and has set the standard for promoting academic excellence; excellence in education, community service; and participation in political and legislative processes.
Given both organizations’ shared interest in education, in 2012 we partnered with the Delta Research and Education Foundation to create an internship on Capitol Hill. This opportunity, which is administered under CBCF’s Congressional Internship Program, is offered to a female undergraduate student who is interested in public service and the policy-making process. The internship, along with the renaming of our headquarters, are both named in honor of the late Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio who was a CBCF board member and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
We hope you have a wonderful conference and thank you for your leadership, your service and your voice.