Programs and Initiatives
Local Projects include, but are not limited to: breast cancer awareness, pre-maturity awareness, leadership development, Walk America, NPHC Black Scholars Program, youth mentorship, sponsorship of domestic violence victims and homeless families.
The Stork's Nest Program
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. Nationwide, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. sponsors over 175 Stork's Nests. Last year, the Stork's Nest program served over 28,000 women.
Stork's Nest is designed to promote prenatal care participation and healthy behaviors during the pregnancy through two components - incentives and education. 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. 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.
In 2012, Zeta celebrated its 40th anniversary of collaboration with the March of Dimes.
Omicron Theta Zeta’s Stork’s Nest is housed at the Sacramento Center in Alexandria, Virginia.
Every Year members of Omicron Theta Zeta Chapter partner with their youth affiliate group and other local chapters and organizations come together for a day of community service.
The event takes place leading up the Thanksgiving Holiday and all these organizations come together to package food baskets to give to families that are less fortunate in the Washington D.C. Metro area to give them the holiday they hope for.
This massive coordinated community service event brings together all walks of life to do something positive for the community and to uplift the spirits of everyone around the holidays.