Our vision is to transform African American communities, one child at a time.
Our mission is to address issues affecting African American children and families by investing in programs and services that create a strong foundation for children to thrive long-term.
We invest in services, programs and organizations that focus on impacting the underlying issues affecting African American children and families.
Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is an organization of mothers dedicated to raising the next generation of African American leaders while enhancing the lives of all children. We work to accomplish our mission through diverse programs focused on: leadership development; cultural exposure; community service; legislative advocacy; and philanthropic giving focused on African American families, education, health and wellness.
In support of these national goals the South Suburban Chicago Chapter continues to play a major role in our community. Since our chapter's inception in 1976, the JJSSCC has:
- Raised over $400,000 to distribute to local community services and organizations, academic incentive grants to deserving students for college, grants for students to attend our college tours, and to our National Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Incorporated;
- Contributed over 1,000 books to our community non-profit partner and supported the construction of their reading room;
- Donated much needed clothing and toys during the holidays to local community partners;
- Contributed over 1,000 volunteer hours in support of numerous community service efforts;
- Executed quality programming for the community focused on stopping the violence, heath awareness, and bullying.
Your donation supports our commitment to support services, programs and organizations that address underlying causes of social problems affecting African American communities, families and ultimately children.