Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated has always been trailblazers in our community service efforts. Our national partnerships has allowed our local chapters to impact our communities in the areas of health, elder care, youth, veterans, women, and advocacy for under represented populations. Additionally, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated has established corporate partners to focus on professional development and entrepreneurship for women of color. Below is a list of a few of our initiatives. For a complete list, visit https://zphib1920.org/partnerships/overview/
The Elder Care program, launched in 2014 by our Past International President, Dr. Mary Breaux
Wright, aims to support and empower older adults, their families, and caregivers in the
communities we serve. We have partnered with the Family Caregiving Alliance to enhance the
well-being of caregivers and professionals in the aging and disability field. Our ongoing
objective is to raise awareness about healthy behaviors, improve outcomes, and reduce risk
factors related to social determinants of health through education. This directly impacts the
ability of elders to maintain their independence in the community and choose to age in place.
MARCH OF DIMES
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, and March of Dimes are united in their commitment to
promote the health of mothers and babies. With the March of Dimes national headquarters now
located in the Washington, DC area, we have the opportunity to actively support their advocacy
efforts for healthcare system improvements. Our focus is on empowering families with the
information and resources needed for healthier pregnancies. Enhancing existing fundraising
collaborations and establishing new partnerships with various associations, organizations,
agencies, and companies is a key priority for both Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, and
March of Dimes.
ZETA SINGS THE BLUES
“Zeta Sings the Blues,” an international Mental Health Initiative, is a capstone program
established by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated to increase awareness and fight the stigma of
mental health. Past International President Valerie Hollingsworth-Baker formed a team of mental
health professionals to develop this new program to educate members of the sisterhood and
community. Many individuals are impacted directly and indirectly by mental health problems;
however, many suffer in silence. It is critical to facilitate open dialogue, address misconceptions,
and work to promote overall well-being. To this end, Zeta Sings the Blues launched on March 1,
ST. JUDE’S CHILDRENS HOSPITAL
In collaboration with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated
has joined forces to increase awareness regarding pediatric cancers. St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital is dedicated to advancing cures and prevention methods for catastrophic diseases
affecting children through research and treatment. Their mission is rooted in the belief that no
child should be denied treatment based on race, religion, or their family’s financial capabilities.
As a leader in the field, St. Jude is at the forefront of enhancing our understanding, treatment,
and ultimate defeat of childhood cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Our shared purpose
is unequivocal: to discover cures and save the lives of children.
Stork’s Nest is a community-based, prenatal health promotion program for low-income women.
The program is designed to promote prenatal care participation and healthy behaviors during
pregnancy through two components–incentives and education.
The Adopt-A-School program by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. enables members to establish a
collaborative alliance between schools and communities, aiming to enhance academic
performance, attendance, and the representation of role models for students from diverse
backgrounds. This year-long program fosters a mutually advantageous partnership that offers
schools valuable resources, assistance, and a framework for progress. The activities are
thoughtfully crafted to align with educational goals, and the partnership is jointly developed by
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated members and their adopted schools.
Zetas Helping Other People Excel (Z-HOPE) was approved at the 2008 National Boulé as the
National Service Program of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Z-HOPE™ is a comprehensive set of
interactive, inclusive, and diverse outreach initiatives aimed at empowering individuals to adopt
healthy lifestyle choices throughout their lives. These programs are specifically tailored to cater
to different demographic groups, including Women, Youth, Seniors, Men, and International
Women of Color. Z-HOPE™ initiatives are not limited to a single location but are implemented
in various parts of the United States as well as selected international countries. To ensure the
highest quality and maximum impact, Z-HOPE™ encourages chapters and auxiliaries to
collaborate with existing community organizations and utilize available resources.