Z-HOPE Zetas Helping Other People Excel, is an international initiative of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., to which Iota Chi Zeta Chapter's community service programs align. Below are a few of our programs.  

  • Adopt A School: ​ Zeta Adopt-A-School program is an initiative to create a school and community partnership that will positively impact student achievement, attendance, and provide models. Iota Chi Zeta Chapter is partnered with Choptank Elementary School. 

  • Adopt A Highway: provides cleaner & safer highways. Iota Chi Zeta chapter is a 20 year partnership with Maryland Department of Transportation. 

  • ​Cold Weather Shelter:  Iota Chi Zeta Chapter provides breakfast and dinner to families from on the 2nd Saturday each month from December-April. 

  • March of Dimes/Prematurity Awareness: ​Since 1972, Zeta has partnered with March of Dimes to conduct prematurity awareness activities in houses of workshop and congregation, by raising funds for March for Babies, and through the Stork's Nest Program. For more information on our Stork's Program visit our website. 

  • Social Action/ Get Engaged: Zetas Social Action/Get Engaged initiative is designed to address the underlying issues in our communities such as voter suppression, police reform, educational reform, etc.

  • Stork's Nest: A cooperative project of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and March of Dimes Foundations, for more than forty years, Stork's Nest aims to increase the number of women receiving early and regular prenatal care in an effort to present cases of low birth-weight, premature births and infants deaths. Iota Chi Zeta Chapter currently partners with the Dorchester Health Department and is a 501(c)3 Non-profit organization.