Educational Development

Toy Library


 The Toy Library Program began.Toy Library started as a Toy and Book Lending Library for children, and blossomed into the educational program that it is today. This program is signature community service project of the Quaker City Alumnae Chapter.  The Toy Library children participate in educational sessions that teach such things as reading (Reading Buddies), playing fair, arts, anti-bullying, community service, and the importance of being a good person. The children are taken on field trips, showing them things they might otherwise not experience, such as trips to museums, plays, farms, and nature centers. The Toy Library has provided 40 years of continuous service to the children of the City of Philadelphia. 

This program is for boys and girls ages 5 to 11. 

Delta Academy


​The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy provides an opportunity to enrich and enhance the education that our young teens receive in public schools across the nation. Specifically, we augment their scholarship in math, science, and technology, their opportunities to provide service in the form of leadership through service learning defined as the cultivation and maintenance of  relationships. 

​This program is for girls ages 11 to 14.  ​

Delta GEMS


The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS was created to catch the dreams of African American American at-risk,      adolescent girls aged 14-18. Delta GEMS provides the framework to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a CAN DO attitude. The goals for Delta GEMS are:

  • To instill the need to excel academically
  • To provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success;
  • To assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures high school and beyond; and
  •  To create compassionate, caring, and community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities for girls ages 14 to 18  ​



Each year the Quaker City Alumnae Chapter provide scholarships to graduating seniors who live or go to school in Philadelphia. 

The 2019 scholarship application deadline has passed