It is the annual celebration of the the Divine Nine's servant leadership. For Black Greek Success Month 2021, we are focusing on community programs that create equity. Each Divine Nine fraternity and sorority will be featured throughout the month of January on Instagram (@eddiefrancis06), Twitter and on the Black Greek Success board on Pinterest.

Black Greek Success speaker Eddie Francis, on his "For Our Edification" podcast, took a deep dive analysis into Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris' shout out to the Divine Nine during her nomination speech in August 2020.

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.

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. 

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