Economic Development

Financial Fortitude

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 bases for the development of Financial Fortitude, the current Economic Development Program Initiative of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 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 Financial Fortitude initiative is comprised of ten components and provides a collaboration of information from the FDIC, the National Endowment for Financial Education and other well-known financial institutions. The initiative helps members of the sorority spread financial education throughout their local communities.  


The L.E.A.D Program 

Launching Entrepreneurial African American  Women’s Dreams Program (L.E.A.D.); the LEAD Program is a 10-week intensive course  that will teach participants in the program the principles of starting and/or managing a successful business. The Lead Program will  teach participants the entrepreneurial mindset needed to run a successful business.  This program will also provide the participants with business mentors and an opportunity to launch their business. 


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Young Entrepreneur of the Year

The Johnston County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. names Nicole Neal as its 2020 Young Entrepreneur of the Year