Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood, and academic excellence while providing service and advocacy for the community.
Zeta Beta Lambda got its beginning in 1954. Brothers in the area were concerned about the lack of an Alpha chapter in the area to foster Alpha spirit, scholarship, national programs, and to promote partnership with local Black Greek organizations. This concern went beyond the immediate need to start a chapter, but, as a group, to improve educational opportunities, to further the political economic, and social development of black people in the community.
The Zeta Beta Lambda Foundation, Inc., was established on February 2, 2002 by seven members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Beta Lambda Chapter. It is incorporated as a nonprofit public benefit corporation under the California State laws for charitable purposes.
It is designed to collaborate with chapters of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., members of the Pan Hellenic council and other community organizations whose purposes are congruent with the Zeta Beta Lambda Foundation.