Z-HOPE™ Program

Zetas Helping Other People Excel – Through Mind, Body and Spirit

From the Sorority’s inception, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated 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.

Stork’s Nest

Since 1972, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated 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, Incorporated sponsors numerous Stork’s Nest at local area hospitals and medical facilities serving a diverse population of pregnant women.

Zeta Organizational Leadership (ZOL) Program

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

The goal of the ZOL program is to provide members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated 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 Auxiliaries
  • Members aspiring to be leaders


To learn more about Zeta’s program, click here