Economic Development

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.

CHAPTER PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES

Financial Fortitude

The Financial Fortitude initiative is comprised of ten components and provides a collaboration of information from major economic corporations and other well-known financial institutions. The ten components include: Goal Setting, Financial Planning, Budgeting, Debt Management, Savings & Investments, Retirement Planning, Homeownership, Insurance, Estate Planning, and Entrepreneurship. The initiative helps members of the Sorority spread financial education throughout their local communities.

dFree (Debt Free)

The dFree program was created by Dr. DeForest B Soaries Jr to help our communities learn, understand and live Debt Free lives. dFree is now a National Delta Sigma Theta initiative that aligns with our Financial Fortitude principles.

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