WHO CAN BELONG? Women educators who are employed in any educational position, who are self-employed educators, or who are retired from any educational position can become members.
WHY BELONG? The benefits of membership include opportunities for professional and personal growth through scholarships, publications, leadership seminars, workshops at conferences and conventions, recognition for professional achievements, and the collegiality of a worldwide network of women educators.
WHAT DO MEMBERS DO? Members contribute time and service to many areas of need. DKG efforts include working with community groups, promoting desirable legislation in the interest of education and women educators, offering scholarships to members and grants to non-members, and supporting the Schools for Africa project. Additionally, other effective programs implemented in California are Learning Is For Everyone (LIFE) Foundation, Teachers Helping Another Teacher (THAT), and Jared Boxes.
HOW DOES IT WORK? The organization is comprised of four levels: chapter, state, regional, and international, all of which are closely integrated. Members in large states convene their chapters through Areas – California has 18. The heartbeat of Society efforts is centered in Chapter activities. California has 175 Chapters and approximately 6000 members. Annual dues and vigorous fundraising support Society work at every level.
For more information go to dkg.org or chistateca.org