Economic Development

"I Have A Dream" and "Keeping the Dream Alive": Preventing Home Foreclosure Homeownership and Investment Seminars

Homeownership and Investment Seminars provide the community with useful information to aid them with the decision to purchase a home and how to keep it once you are an owner. Professionals in the real estate market, financial institutions, and government officials provide useful information as well as an open forum for questions and answers. Participants are informed about the experiences they may encounter while trying to purchase their first home or invest their current property.

These activities are part of a national initiative from Grand Chapter entitled Financial Fortitude. The purpose is to help program participants to set and define goals, develop a plan to achieve them, and to put the plan into action. The process serves as a blueprint to address all aspects of personal finances.

SUPPORTING AREA BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES

The Tallahassee Alumnae Chapter makes an assertive effort to support the black-owned businesses in Tallahassee. This provides an opportunity for the chapter to expend funds that will help these businesses and also to form a bond to show that we are about economic uplifting. Many of the businesses that we use have provided sponsorships for various programs and projects that we provide.

DELTA ECONOMIC LIFETIME TOWNSHIP AWARD (DELTA Award)

This award has been presented annually since 2004 to a black owned business in Tallahassee. This award is an opportunity for Delta Sigma Theta to recognize the hard work and efforts of those individuals who own their business. Additionally, it further encourages the importance of supporting African American business owners in an effort to increase the number of individuals who own businesses.

Past recipients include Parks and Crump Law Office (2004), Hinson Realty Company (2005), Webster Surgical Center (2006), Sakkara Youth Institute (2007), MAACA (2008), The Character Center (2009).