From the Sorority's inception, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. has long demonstrated an interest in
serving the needs of the community. Spanning the Sorority's nearly thirty-year partnership with the March of Dimes to its relationship with the Human Genome Project, Zeta Phi Beta has been at the forefront of anticipating the ever-changing needs of society.

It is within this framework that International Grand Basileus Barbara C. Moore proudly introduces
the new International Service Initiative for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.: Z-HOPE: Zetas Helping Other People Excel ™. "Since 1920, our national service programs have evolved to meet the critical societal needs of the time," said International Grand Basileus Moore. "This administration has identified some key areas of concern as part of our programmatic thrust, and all of our efforts will
be consolidated under the banner of Z-HOPE."

What is Z-Hope?

Z-HOPE is an interactive, holistic and multidimensional outreach service initiative designed to enhance, cultivate and empower participants to develop health promoting lifestyle choices across the lifespan. Z-HOPE builds on the Sorority's legacy of service by offering a service initiative that addresses the mission-critical needs of a shifting population. Z-HOPE will facilitate age-appropriate program implementation in the 500+ communities served by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority's chapters and affiliates around the world. Z-HOPE promotes community collaboration by encouraging Zeta
chapters to partner with existing community organizations and resources to provide optimal quality programs. Z-HOPE provides Zeta chapters with a comprehensive training manual that targets program development to meet the unique cultural needs of the African-American community and persons of color.