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File #: 0135X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/17/2019 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 4/29/2019 Final action: 5/2/2019
Title: To recognize Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., for their outstanding community-based initiatives and to congratulate the Sorority on its 12th Anniversary of "From Girls to Pearls," mentoring program
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson

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To recognize Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., for their outstanding community-based initiatives and to congratulate the Sorority on its 12th Anniversary of "From Girls to Pearls," mentoring program

 

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WHEREAS, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., is an international organization founded in 1920 on the campus of Howard University. Zeta's national and local platforms include endowment of its National Education Foundation, community outreach services and support of multiple affiliate organizations; and

 

WHEREAS, Zeta’s service to the community is their greatest legacy. Their chapters and auxiliary groups have given untotaled hours of voluntary service to educate the public, assist youth, provide scholarships, support organized charities and promote legislation for social and civic change. Since its inception, the Sorority has chronicled a number of firsts. Zeta Phi Beta was the first Greek -letter organization to charter a chapter in Africa (1948); and

 

WHEREAS, through its non-profit Foundation, our Columbus graduate chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority provides scholarships for youth, character education programs; nutrition, health, and parenting education for low-income women during pregnancy and mentoring for girls; and

 

WHEREAS, one such mentoring program, "FROM GIRLS TO PEARLS," is an annual community-based initiative which teaches 13-14 yr. old girls the importance of self-awareness, community service, and the role of the family. “FROM GIRLS TO PEARLS,” will celebrate its 12th year anniversary on May 5, 2019; now therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:  That this Council does hereby recognize Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Columbus graduate chapter for their dedication and service to the residents of our capital city.