HAC Accomplishments

Under the leadership of our 39 presidents, HAC has accomplished many things.
It would be impossible to completely capture everything; however, here’s a glimpse of our accomplishments:

1930’s

Initiated the Organization of Community Volunteers; donated to local libraries; established a scholarship fund.

1940’s

Launched Queen of Hearts program in support of scholarship fund; initiated plans for purchase of land for Houston’s Negro Child Center (later became a reality); established the Florence Crittention Home; provided furnishings for Julia C. Hester House, YWCA & YMCA; raised financial aid for Heman Sweat Suit vs. University of Texas; established vocational fund to improve occupational skills of high school students; supported Negro Chamber of Commerce; contributed funds for transportation of special education students in the Houston Independent School District.

1950’s

Contributed to National Headquarters fund, Ann Taylor nursery; became an NAACP Life Member; began purchasing Boy Scout Camperships; sponsored a job opportunities clinic, Jabberwocks I & II; funded scholarships, YWCA, YMCA, and Heman Sweat Case; demonstrated via a block march to arouse interest in a city-wide workshop on mental health.

1960’s

Hosted Delta’s Southwest Regional Conference during Golden Anniversary celebration; contributed to Kelly Courts and Cuney Homes, Negro Child Center, United Fund and UNCF; presented several performers in concert; sponsored a Get-Out-The-Vote campaign, letter writing campaign to the Judiciary Committee in support of the Voting Rights Act, book fairs, college tutorials, Local Teen Lift, Girl Scouts of America, WICS; emphasized Delta’s National Teen Life, job opportunities, Civil Rights; contributed special education equipment to Houston and Galena Park Independent School Districts.

1970’s

Co-hosted a National Convention; presented Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun”, and Ray Charles and Dionne Warwick in concert as chapter fund-raisers; provided pews for a community church; conducted leadership, mental health, education and drug abuse workshops; conducted a tutorial project for University of Houston athletes; celebrated Negro History Week; honored Barbara Jordan, a chapter soror; presented film-sound tape of Founders Day 1972 to National Archives; received UNCF Outstanding Community Service and Southwest Regional Conference Largest Attendance Awards; sponsored a Black-college tour in Louisiana & Texas, Meet-the-Candidates forum, Right to Read Program; initiated first Founders Day program for Houston area alumnae chapters.

1980’s

Presented first ever rape seminar to community; sponsored voter registration drive; provided testing sites for census; chaired Houston Clean-City Commission; took first step towards ownership of a 12,000 sq ft property, later named ONE DELTA PLAZA; received community services awards from UNCF, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Missouri City Top Ladies of Distinction, and Houston Council of Greek Letter Organizations Award for unprecedented leadership in the purchase of One Delta Plaza; hosted a community reception for first black astronaut; received national coverage from USA Today and Delta’s own national publication, local broadcast and newsprint media for outstanding work with Delta’s national project: Summit II: A Call for Action in Support of Black Single Mothers; showcased art talents of soror authors and musicians; initiated reclamation of inactive sorors.

1990’s

Sponsored a Black Heritage Youth Conference which later became an annual event; formulated a task force for “Burning the Mortgage”, in which ownership of One Delta Plaza became a reality; implemented a successful Delta Academy program; sponsored a series of Etiquette Teas for young adults, now an annual event; served as a host chapter for the 35th Southwest Regional Conference in 1995, chaired by an HAC soror.

21st Century

Sponsored a Black Heritage Youth Conference which later became an annual event; formulated a task force for “Burning the Mortgage”, in which ownership of One Delta Plaza became a reality; implemented a successful Delta Academy program; sponsored a series of Etiquette Teas for young adults, now an annual event; served as a host chapter for the 35th Southwest Regional Conference in 1995, chaired by an HAC soror.