One of the hallmarks of Zeta women is our commitment to service in our respective communities. Zeta Phi Beta members devote thousands of hours of service each year via our National Signature programs. Individual chapters also participate in projects in their local communities.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time. ~Marian Wright Edelman
Kappa Eta Zeta Chapter has embraced the sorority’s interactive, holistic and multidimensional outreach service initiative, Zetas – Helping Other People Excel (Z-HOPE), which has been designed to enhance, cultivate and empower participants to develop healthy lifestyle choices across the lifespan.
ZETA HELPING OTHER PEOPLE EXCEL (Z-HOPE)
Zetas Helping Other People Excel was approved at the 2008 National Boule as the National Service Program of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
To provide culturally appropriate informational activities according to the Z-HOPE program format
To foster collaborative partnerships between community organizations with shared goals
To promote the opportunities for expansion in Stork’s Nest programs
To facilitate community service and mentorship opportunities for members of the organization
To provide an equitable chapter recognition program for community services rendered
To provide a standard reporting format to concentrate efforts and demonstrate the organization’s impact
STORK'S NEST/MARCH OF DIMES
Since 1972, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority has enjoyed a partnership with the March of Dimes in an effort to encourage women to seek prenatal care within the first trimester of pregnancy, thereby increasing the prevention of birth defects and infant mortality.
The Stork’s Nest program was developed in the Southeastern Region. As a part of this partnership, Zeta Phi Beta developed the Stork’s Nest Program, which is designed to promote prenatal care participation and healthy behaviors during the pregnancy through two components - incentives and education.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. sponsors over 175 Stork's Nests nationwide. The first Stork’s Nest was launched in Atlanta, Georgia in 1971. The program was so successful that Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. adopted Stork’s Nest in 1972 as its national project.
NATIONAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION
The principal 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 living standards; to Z-N.E.F.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 Scholarship.
As leaders in academia, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority’s National Educational Foundation was the first Greek letter organization to address this issue of concern