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Literacy – School America

Now identified as Literacy – School America (former RIF – Reading is Fundamental), the Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter (PGCAC) continues its efforts to promote reading and contribute to the eradication of illiteracy.

PGCAC efforts embrace the beliefs first promoted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s 19th National President Dr. Yvonne Kennedy, who brought focus to the need to provide opportunities to promote reading and contribute to higher levels of literacy among all levels of the population.

PGCAC implements developmentally appropriate reading programs in settings ranging from elementary schools to retirement facilities. Currently the program focus includes book distributions made to local elementary schools and includes the establishment of reading circles at local community venues. Complimentary books are provided, motivating children to read, developing approaches to increase family and community involvement in this effort, and increasing the excitement enjoyed by children when selecting books to build their personal “home” libraries.

Our Programs
Event Calendar
(Upcoming Events)
  • Blood Drive
    Blood Drive
    Thu, Apr 25
    Blood Drive
    Apr 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Clinton, 9832 Piscataway Rd, Clinton, MD 20735, USA
    APPOINTMENTS: Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or RedCrossBlood.org and enter 20735. Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health. Donors receive a free health screening before donating.
  • DELTA SIGMA THETA - PGCAC SUPPORTS MARCH FOR BABIES
    DELTA SIGMA THETA - PGCAC SUPPORTS MARCH FOR BABIES
    Sat, Apr 27
    DELTA SIGMA THETA - PGCAC SUPPORTS MARCH FOR BABIES
    Apr 27, 2024, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Washington, 1500 South Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20009, USA
    IN THE UNITED STATES, THE PRETERM BIRTH RATE AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN IS 49% HIGHER THAN THE RATE AMONG ALL OTHER WOMEN.
  • 2024 Women’s Health and Empowerment Summit: Pathways to a Better You
    2024 Women’s Health and Empowerment Summit: Pathways to a Better You
    Sat, Apr 27
    2024 Women’s Health and Empowerment Summit: Pathways to a Better You
    Apr 27, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
    Upper Marlboro, 505 Largo Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774, USA
  • Journey to Health and Wellness
    Journey to Health and Wellness
    Sat, May 04
    Journey to Health and Wellness
    May 04, 2024, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    Bowie, 6824 Laurel - Bowie Rd, Bowie, MD 20715, USA
    Please register for this in-person mental health event, which will help you with your journey toward good health and wellness. This event will be informative and rejuvenating and will leave you energized and inspired.
  • White Day Party
    White Day Party
    Sun, May 05
    White Day Party
    May 05, 2024, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Balkonie Bar and Lounge, 6323 Greenbelt Rd #6323, Berwyn Heights, MD 20740, USA
    Get ready to sparkle and shine as we countdown to the ultimate White Day Party experience! Join us on Sunday, May 5th from 2 pm to 6 pm for an afternoon of pure bliss. Dress in your finest whites, gold accents and get ready for great company and fabulous fun.
  • Virtual Information Session: 2025 Cotillion Violets & Pearls
    Virtual Information Session: 2025 Cotillion Violets & Pearls
    Sun, May 19
    Virtual Information Session: 2025 Cotillion Violets & Pearls
    May 19, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Virtual Event
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walks
    National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walks
    Sat, Jun 01
    National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walks
    Jun 01, 2024, 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Washington, 1500 South Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
    SAVE THE DATE
  • HBCUs Run the District 5K Run/Walk
    HBCUs Run the District 5K Run/Walk
    Sat, Jun 29
    HBCUs Run the District 5K Run/Walk
    Jun 29, 2024, 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Washington, 1500 South Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
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