bringing together the resources that change lives and positively impact communities
Board of Directors
Florozeen R. Gray, Ph.D. Chair
Barbara Jackson, DPA Treasurer
Derrick C. Berry
Assistant Financial Secretary
Eva Goins Simmons
Verna J. Stringer
Advisory Board Members
Shelley Berkeley Hannah Brown Marcus A. Cade Sr.
Fred Keeton Dennis Obergon
providing a life line to youth and adults through life skills training
Delta Education and Leadership Training Academy Executive Board of Members and Advisory Board Members devote their time, talents, funds and resources toward collaborative efforts to assist and support volunteer community service and mentoring our youth in reaching their full potential.
DeltaEd’s joint board of directors meet for their annual Christmas meeting at Four Seasons for Luncheon and Business:
Standing 1st row left to right: Derrick Berry, Financial Secretary; Barbara Jackson, Treasurer; Dr. Florozeen Rand Gray, Chair; Tifferney White, Secretary; Eva Simmons, Programs Chair; Kimberly Pratt, Chair Fundraising
Standing 2nd row left to right: Mary Alyce Smith; Hannah Brown, Advisory Board Member; Dzidra Junior, Advisory Board Member; Jereese Roberts, Assistant Financial Secretary, Pamelia Atkins Girouard
Not pictured: Marcus cade, Sr.; Starra Pollard-Rosser, Web Mistress; Verna Stringer; Shelley Berkeley; Jim Rogers; Fred Keeton
In 2006, members of the Las Vegas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and community leaders joined together to form Delta Education and Leadership Training Academy (DeltaEd), a 501 (c) (3) public charity. DeltaEd has two primary purposes: (1) it assists the Las Vegas Alumnae Chapter in obtaining financial resources to support ongoing volunteer community service programs such as mentoring workshops for youth, leadership training, and financial aid for higher education; and (2) it offers life skills training for youth and adults, providing them with the information and tools to make better personal, educational, and career decisions.
DeltaEd’s mission is achieved through volunteers who devote their time, talents, funds and connections toward collaborative efforts to assist community youth in reaching their full potential. It is supported by an experienced Advisory Board of community leaders including:
Congresswoman Shelley R. Berkeley, Hannah Brown, Sandy Heverly, David Jefferson, Dzidra Junior, Fred Keeton and James E. Rogers.
DeltaEd workshops supplement academic education with training on personal life skills such as banking, saving, investment, business and cultural protocol, etc.Such fundamental life skills have been shown through the body of research to be significant factors in the development of positive, productive lives.
Some of our accomplishments include:
community seminars emphasizing personal financial management & job skills
securing underwriting for cultural exposure and protocol by sponsoring girls to theater and arts events
securing personal banks and financial materials to teach money management to youth
securing books and book bags to encourage at home reading for middle school youth
structuring full-day life skills seminars for 11th grade students
2012 Business Meeting & Luncheon
Seated left to right
Derrick Berry, Financial Secretary…Sandra Phillips Johnson, President Emeritus & Former Board Member…Dr. Florozeen Rand Gray, President…Tifferney White, Secretary, Dr. Barbara Jackson, Treasurer
Standing left to right 2nd Row
Verna J. Stringer, President Las Vegas Alumnae Chapter…Hannah Brown, President Emeritus Las Vegas Urban Chamber…Dzidra Junior, Director Global Sales MGM Resorts International….Eva Simmons, Past President & Charter Member of Las Vegas Alumnae chapter…Pamelia Atkins-Girouard, Past President Las Vegas Alumnae Chapter….Starra Pollard-Rosser, Web-Mistress
Standing left to right 3rd Row
Marcus Cade Sr., CEO Olympus Las Vegas and David Jefferson, CPA Jefferson LLC
Not pictured: Shelley Berkley, U.S. Representative; Sandy Heverly, Executive Director Stop DUI; Fred Keeton, V.P. & CEO Diversity Caesars International & Jim Rodgers, CEO Sunbelt Communications