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Sorority of Professional Women Charter Fredericksburg Chapter

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority plans to focus on community service partnerships.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority in Greater Fredericksburg, Va.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority in Greater Fredericksburg, Va.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., one of the largest historically Black women’s organizations in the world, has chartered a chapter in the greater Fredericksburg area.  The sorority is based on principles of scholarship, sisterly love, finer womanhood and service to the community. 

"Our chapter plans to work strategically with community partners to serve Fredericksburg by leading community outreach programs, funding scholarships, supporting organized charities and promoting legislation for social and civic change, Chapter President Sukeena Stephens said.

Current Zeta national initiatives include Zetas Helping Other People Excel, or Z-HOPE, a wellness program focusing on mind, body and spirit; Stork’s Nest, a 40-year-old partnership between Zeta Phi Beta and March of Dimes, which provides prenatal care referral and health promotion services to low-income pregnant women; and Prematurity Awareness Sunday.

According to the March of Dimes 2013 Premature Birth Rate Report Card, Virginia has an 11.3 percent pre-term birthrate, almost two percent higher than the nationwide goal of 9.6 percent, Stephens said.  Members of the chapter recently made a presentation about premature birth awareness and prevention at Land of Promise Church in Fredericksburg.

The Zetas have also started a partnership with Hope House of Fredericksburg, which works to improve the quality of life for families by helping them move from homelessness to permanent housing.  In the past few months, the chapter held a donation drive, delivered toiletries and kitchen supplies to Hope House and volunteered at their first annual Bags of Hope silent and live auction.

"The Zetas have been a huge help to us in a few short months, and we look forward to working with them to grow our partnership, so we can support and house even more families," said Hope House Executive Director Lisa Crittenden.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded at Howard University on January 16, 1920. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the sorority has over 800 chapters in the Continental United States, the Bahamas, Germany, Japan, Korea, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Sorority has a diverse membership of college-educated women representing various disciplines, industries and professions. 

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Jay whiteman December 03, 2013 at 11:43 PM
We welcome the lovely ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc to Fredericksburg. Jason Whiteman Motivational speaker www.guidance93.com
Ericka Tate-Souvenir December 04, 2013 at 08:29 AM
Sorors keep up the great work!!!!!

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