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From the Sorority’s inception, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. has long demonstrated an interest in serving the needs of the community.  We pride ourselves in partnering with organizations and companies that are in alignment with our founding precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood.  Our list of strategic partners and signature programs span a cross section of socio-economic, ethnic, and professional lines.

Stork's Nest is a cooperative project of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and the @marchofdimes for more than 40 years. Stork’s Nest aims to increase the number of women receiving early and regular prenatal care in an effort to prevent cases of low birthweight, premature births and infant deaths. The first Stork’s Nest was launched in 1971 by the Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Atlanta, Georgia. It was one of many educational and service projects of Better Infant Births (BIB), a highly successful program sponsored by the Fulton-Dekalb-Clayton Chapter of the March of Dimes. The program was so successful that Zeta adopted Stork’s Nest in 1972 as its national project.

The first Nest to open after it was adopted as Zeta’s national project was by the Lambda Zeta Chapter in Houston, Texas.

The program is designed to promote prenatal care participation and encourage healthy behaviors during pregnancy through two components—incentives and education. Participants enroll in our interactive self-paced prenatal education course and in return, the clients earn incentives such as maternity or baby care items through a variety of positive, health-promoting activities. There are more than 80 Nests throughout the country.

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From the Sorority's inception, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. has focused on serving the needs of the community.


With this is mind, Zeta Phi Beta’s signature program, Z-HOPE: Zetas Helping Other People Excel ™, was launched. Z-HOPE is an outreach service program that has six primary objectives, including providing culturally appropriate informational activities according to the Z-HOPE program format; fostering collaborative partnerships between community organizations with shared goals; promoting the opportunities for expansion in Stork's Nest programs; and facilitating community service and mentorship opportunities for members of the organization.

The program focuses on specific populations: women, children, seniors and international women. Since its inception in 2002, the sorority has served more than 500,000 individuals in these populations.


  • When one reviews the “State of Black America”, it is evident that there still is much work needed to eliminate the disparities. In spite of America’s technological advances, Black America continues to experience more preventable diseases and ills.

  • There is no dispute that health (physical, mental, and spiritual) impacts one’s ability to work, live, love and just exist.

  • Focusing the collective Zeta service efforts ‘upstream’ on increasing awareness and prevention, will surely either decrease occurrences or lessen their impact!

  • Empowering people to become active partners in improving the quality of their life is our goal! Information and knowledge in an understandable manner is POWER.

  • Z-HOPE’s uniqueness is that Zetas will take the programs/activities to the community-to existing groups rather than rely on people to come to us!

  • Z-HOPE promises to provide culturally appropriate activities in the communities we live to empower and promote HOPE (Helping Other People Excel).





The Zeta Organizational Leadership (ZOL) Program is a future-focused, nationally structured, intense leadership training certification program and a blue print for leadership development and enhancement.

The goal of the ZOL program is to provide members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority with the essential knowledge and skills to be exceptional leaders.


The target audiences for this program include, but are not limited to:

  • Members aspiring to be national elected officers

  • Members interested in being appointed regional and/or state directors

  • Local chapter officers -- undergraduate and graduate

  • Elected regional and state officers

  • Advisors to undergraduate chapters

  • Sponsors and coordinators of Zeta Amicae Auxiliaries

  • Advisors to Youth Affiliates

  • Members aspiring to be leaders


ZOL Leadership Certification is one of the ZOL program components. It is a method to prepare candidates for national elected office, and appointed regional and state directors (and those interested in serving in this capacity) to assume effective leadership roles through the practice of specific behaviors that enhance leadership performance. Completion of this certification curriculum means the member is expected to perform at a high level of leadership competency and exemplify leadership behaviors.

The ZOL Program is offered biannually.

This program seeks to provide support to schools that face various challenges that may hinder their ability to provide an adequate educational experience for their students. Zeta offers support through donations of equipment, supplies, time, and so much more. School Leaders partner with the sorority so that we can provide a focused effort based on the needs of the school.


This program seeks to provide additional support for seniors and those transitioning into this phase in life. Many people are ill-equipped for the mental, physical, and financial stress that comes with not only being a caregiver but a senior as well. This comprehensive program addresses elder abuse awareness, proper fiscal planning, caregiving, and volunteer support for elder care facilities.

This program takes place yearly during November is solidarity with March of Dimes’ Prematurity Awareness Month and World Prematurity Day on November 17th. Zetas chapter partner with houses of worship all over the world to share information regarding prematurity awareness, causes of prematurity and the importance of seeking prenatal care in an effort to decrease infant mortality and the number of low birth weight babies.

The National Education Foundation of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. with 501c3 status is created and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.  The principle activities and purpose of the trust are to award scholarship grants to worthy students for the pursuit of higher education; to conduct community educational programs which will aid in the educational and vocational improvement in individual and community standards; to engage in activities which will aid in the educational development of all women; and to engage in any appropriate research related to the purposes of the Foundation Scholarships.

Zeta Organizational Leadership (ZOL) Program

Z-HOPE (Zetas Helping Other People Excel)

The Stork's Nest Program


Elder Care Initiative

Zeta Prematurity Awareness Program (ZPAP)

Zeta National Educational Foundation (Z-NEF)

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