National economic trends, such as unstable employment, the threat to Social Security as we know it, and the widening gap between wealth and poverty are the basis for the development of Financial Fortitude, the current Economic Development program initiative of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Financial Fortitude is a process that will help program participants to set and define goals, develop a plan to achieve them, and to put the plan into action. The process serves as a blueprint to address all aspects of personal finances.
The Economic Development Program consist of activities relating to financial planning, money management, consumer education, investment, employment opportunities, and other concerns that can help the membership journey toward financial independence and economic empowerment. The Economic Development Chair is responsible for the development of the Phoenix Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter Program’s activities.