"When I look at you, I see myself. If my eyes are unable to see you as my sister, it is because my own vision is blurred.
And if that be so, then it is I who need you either because I do not understand who you are, my sister, or because I need you to help me."
Soror Lillian Pierce Benbow
15th National President
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Arizona West Valley Alumnae Chapter (DST AWVAC) is the 1060th chapter of the organization. Based in Avondale, Arizona, DST AWVAC serves all cities North and West of Phoenix, Arizona, within Maricopa County, including Anthem, Avondale, Buckeye, El Mirage, Glendale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, New River, Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West, Surprise, Tolleson, Waddell, and Youngtown. Our chapter uses the same standard of excellence Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. provides to its membership and community. We serve as the sixth chapter in Arizona and the fourth alumnae chapter, preceded by the Phoenix Metropolitan, Tempe, and Tucson Alumnae chapters.
The focus behind the creation of this chapter was to be a sisterhood of women committing to serve in the West Valley, and they have exceeded this goal. During their first year, they have completed countless service activities, awarded scholarships, and hosted events that have reconnected sorors with their love for being members of DST, Inc.
Lyssa D. Black, MBA CPM, a 19-year member of the organization, serves as AWVAC's Inaugural, 2-term Chapter President. We look forward to our West Valley partnerships with our NPHC family and community service organizations while we continue the mission of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community...
Our ambition must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others for their sakes and for our own."
We are at capacity and are sold out for Code Red Rendezvous: A West Valley Wind Down. We look forward to seeing you at future events!!!!
We encourage qualified High School Seniors and current college students to apply to our DST AWVAC Scholarship Program.
Visit our Scholarship Page to learn more, and access the application.
The due date for submission of all documentation is 03/31/2024.
We wish all students the best in their pursuit of education!!!
We look forward to connecting with Sorors and our community in celebration and honor of our 2024 Arizona Statewide Founders Day at the Renaissance Hotel in Glendale, AZ.
We are at capacity and are sold out! We hope to see you next year!
Join us in Buckeye, AZ, to support the 2nd Annual MLK Jr. Scholarship Breakfast hosted by the Citadel of Praise Christian Church. DST AWVAC is excited to serve as Corporate Sponsor for this wonderful event!
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. offers many youth programs across the state of Arizona. Please contact one of our sister chapters for the location that is most convenient for you.
Arizona West Valley Alumnae (Peoria)
Phoenix Metropolitan Alumnae (Phoenix)
Tempe Alumnae (Tempe)
Tucson Alumnae (Tucson and Sierra Vista)
You can support DST AWVAC's efforts by making a donation or joining our team!
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To learn more about Delta Sigma Theta Sorority at the National Level
AWVAC is a part of the Farwest Region of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
AWVAC is located in Arizona and serves as the 4th Alumnae Chapter in AZ.
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