Economic Development


Financial Fortitude Initiative

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, 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 to spread financial education throughout their local communities.

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Committee Co-Chairs

Jacqueline Robinson
Jaqueline Robinson
Geraldine Ward
Geraldine Ward
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Programs & Events

CJA’s Economic Development committee raises awareness about financial planning, wealth building, entrepreneurship and other vital topics of interest through community programs for all age groups.

Building Financial Fortitude Across Generations

It takes time and care to build and transfer generational wealth, and failing to plan can risk it all. Experts...

Economic Development dFree Workshop

Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter’s Economic Development Committee served the community this year with another series of financial fortitude dfree workshops...