Recently the Delta Delta Chapter of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. conducted the initiation ceremony of five local educators and welcomed them into the sisterhood. The sorority is dedicated to the task of training and mentoring youth of the community to cope satisfactorily and effectively with today’s problems. The sorority’s decades of focus is the evolved Youth, Education and Service (Y.E.S) program initiative and the belief that education is key to becoming productive citizens.
The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. was founded in 1923 by eight young educators with high ideals for the teaching profession who wanted to form a sisterhood for African American teachers. The local Delta Delta Chapter was chartered in 1979. Shown (L-R) are the inducted Five Pearls: Dr. Juliette Brown (Susie E. Tolbert Elementary), Lisa M. Chapman (Bridge to Success), Beverly P. Jackson (Guardian Catholic School), Denitra Jay (Englewood High School), and Kathy Tisdale (William M. Raines).