"The Black Greek success program was very helpful to our fraternity and sorority community. Our students were able to have an open conversation about how to strengthen their community as well as build strong relationships with others on campus. This conversation sparked ideas about civility, collaboration, and creativity! I look forward to seeing the continued growth of our community in the upcoming months."

Courtney Williams

Director of Student Engagement and Leadership, Dillard University

With many alumni Divine Nine chapters having established nonprofit organizations, chapter members sometimes need clarity about the dynamics between their chapters and the corresponding nonprofits.


Black Greek Success speaker, Pledge to Serve program director and Purposeful Philanthropy board member Eddie Francis teamed up with the foundation's founder and board chair Halima Leak Francis to offer insights to help chapter members understand the roles and responsibilities of their fraternity brothers and sorors who volunteer to manage the partner nonprofits. 

The Black Greek Success Initiative promotes the identity and value of African American fraternities and sororities, namely those of the "Divine Nine," as a network that has helped create better communities through servant leadership. The initiative promotes organizations' and members' efforts to serve as catalysts for sustainable community change through:

  • The Black Greek Success Program, an on-campus leadership development presentation for college members,

  • Social media and the Pledge to Serve public awareness campaigns, and

  • Strategic philanthropy trainings for chapters.​​

Black Greek Success is a program of the Purposeful Philanthropy Foundation's Pledge to Serve initiative.

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