Sorority members winning awards at the Sister 2 Sister breast cancer walk 2018

Five-Point Programmatic Thrust


CJA programs and special projects are developed to support the initiatives set forth by the Grand Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Each program is designed to align with one or more elements of Delta’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust:


Economic Development

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.

Social Action committee members
Delta Academy Tri-Chairs

Youth Programs

Educational Development

Educational Development in CJA is achieved by focusing on our sorority’s signature youth programs – Betty Shabazz Delta Academy (girls 11-14), Delta G.E.M.S.  (girls 14-18), and  E.M.B.O.D.I (boys 13-18) which provide enrichment and mentoring opportunities. We recognize the academic and civic accomplishments of outstanding students in our communities through our comprehensive scholarship awards program.

Global Impact

International Awareness and Involvement

CJA’s International Awareness and Involvement Committee supports our sorority’s national initiatives in Haiti, Kenya, and Southern Africa, promotes World Aids Day (Dec 1), and brings awareness to the community on topics of human trafficking and other universal issues.

Jackson Family showing support for #Dimes for Change
Sister 2 Sister Breast Cancer Walk 2023

Health and Wellness

Physical and Mental Health

CJA’s premier Physical and Mental Health programs have enlightened and supported our community in all areas of health and wellness over the years. Most recently our core initiative is Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better – a collaboration with the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Exercise, balanced diets and mental health support are all aspects of this program.

Social Action

Political Awareness and Involvement

At CJA our Social Action Committee is focused on creating and changing public policy and raising awareness of today’s important issues – including Period Poverty, Redistricting and Voter Suppression.  We have partnered with League of Women Voters, NAACP and the NJ Institute of Social Justice to advance these issues within the NJ Legislature.

Delta Days at the NJ State Capitol

Arts and Letters

The ARTS & LETTERS COMMITTEE promotes individual and community awareness of the various fields of artistic endeavors; encourages the development of individual and collective skills in the liberal arts; showcase those who possess talents which contribute to an increased sensitivity to and an appreciation of the beauty around us; and support those organizations that foster artistic and related disciplines.

Arts and Letters tri-chairs

Strategic Partnerships

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS demonstrates our united power of service and our commitment to lead, serve and empower our communities. CJA has established relationships with 10 exemplary organizations to assist them with their signature programs. The goal is for Delta Sigma Theta to enhance the success of each of the organizations in areas of service that complement our Five Point Programmatic Thrust.

Strategic Partnerships Award Certificate 2016