Our Chapter

The Quaker City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered on October 17, 1976 The chartering ceremony was held on the campus of LaSalle University in Philadelphia. Twenty-eight enthusiastic young women combined their visions, skills, and energies to establish a new alumnae chapter in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The goal of the chapter is to enhance the Philadelphia community through its public service endeavors.

Signature Programs

  • Artist’s Café – ​The Arts and Letters Committee encourages sorors to engage and participate in monthly book club discussions. The committee also sponsors the annual Artist’s Café (formally the Poetry Café) which raises funds to benefit local artists.
  • Annual Dessert Hour – The Social Action Committee holds an annual forum on various topics of importance to the Philadelphia community. Past topics include domestic violence, elder abuse, and meeting local political candidates.
  • Toy Library – On April 26,1978, 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 soon became a signature community service project of the Quaker City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. For many years, the chapter has partnered with the GAPS program – Grandparents As Parents – which is for grandchildren being raised by their grandparents (a common epidemic in Philadelphia and elsewhere). 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 Libray celebrated 40 years of continuous service to the children of the City of Philadelphia in 2018.​