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Z-HOPE (Zetas Helping Other People Excel through Mind, Body and Spirit)

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.

For more information about Zeta Phi Beta Sorority's International Service Initiative, Z-HOPE, please contact Soror Karen Gipson, Z-HOPE Director, at

For more information about Zeta Phi Beta Sorority's International Service Initiative, Z-HOPE


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.

The Stork's Nest prenatal education sessions provide information, educational materials and a variety of other resources and referrals that help clients take good care of themselves and their babies. Stork's Nest clients "earn" points toward incentives, such as maternity or baby care items, through a variety of positive, health-promoting activities such as attending prenatal care appointments, participating in prenatal education classes, keeping appointments for well-baby visits.

Nationwide, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. sponsors over 80 Stork's Nests, with more than 28,000 being served by the program last year. Zeta is currently celebrating Over 45 years of partnership with the March of Dimes.

For more information about the Stork's Nest