Economic stability serves as a key element in creating and maintaining strong communities. Many national economic trends have hindered communities of color from growing financially including wage gaps and the historic lack of financial training. The Economic Development Committee focuses on advocating, educating, encouraging and empowering its members and community with programs focused including Delta Sigma Theta’s Financial Fortitude program.
Financial Fortitude, the Economic Development initiative of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., encompasses a program specifically designed to promote understanding of all aspects of the financial system and to address the need for financial literacy and achievement. The Financial Fortitude program includes, but is not limited to, workshops and programs focused on budgeting, homeownership, personal wealth management, entrepreneurship, and the steps to financial freedom.
Participants within the program have the chance to set and define goals, to develop a plan to achieve them, and to put the plan into action. Overall, the process serves as a blueprint to address all aspects of personal finances.