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Mission Statement

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2-19, dedicated to nurturing future African-American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.

President's Message

On behalf of the Metropolitan Chapter of Jack and Jill, Inc., welcome to our web home!  

The Metropolitan Chapter, located in Manhattan and founded in 1939, is one of Jack & Jill’s largest and oldest chapters, and I am proud to serve as its president.  Today our Chapter boasts over 100 amazing mothers and children between the ages of 2-19.  Our children are divided into 5 age-groups for engaging  and innovative monthly programmatic initiatives. -- all while strengthening our children through leadership development.

As a Chapter, we have served the Metropolitan Manhattan community for over 76 years through through fundraising and community service efforts.   Metropolitan supports and embraces the Jack and Jill's National theme: "The Power to Make a Difference." We are delighted that you've stopped by.  Enjoy, and come back.

Metropolitan supports and embraces the Jack and Jill's National theme: "The Power to Make a Difference." 

Long Live Jack and Jill!

Warmly,

Monica

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Let's Work, Let's Play, Let's Live Together"
Community Service

 

Metropolitan believes that to whom much is given, much is required.  Our mission in Jack and Jill is to nurture future African-American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.

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Education

 

Metropolitan believes strongly that every child should have the opportunity to learn.  Through both its annual Education Seminar and Boost Scholarship, Metropolitan is committed to providing educational resources to those in need.

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Programming
Metropolitan programming is the ♥ of Jack & Jill of America, Inc.  It is the way that we “create a medium of contact for children that stimulates growth and development.”  Metropolitan activities are centered on the National Program Thrusts under EDUCATION, CULTURAL, CIVIC, SOCIAL/RECREATIONAL  and HEALTH.

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Partnerships

 

Metropolitan welcomes support from the community.  Strong partnerships have allowed Metropolitan to expand the reach of its Boost Scholarship, support of community initiatives and the Jack and Jill Foundation.  Please help us thank our partners.

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Upcoming Events

Our Signature events

The Metropolitan Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is proud to support our community through the establishment of the Boost Scholarship Program for talented African-American seniors attending high school in Manhattan. Scholarships are intended to provide support for undergraduate college attendance, beginning in the fall of 2017.

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Metropolitan sponsors a friendly regional basketball competition with coed teens from around the Eastern region.  The tournament, which attracts many is always a spirited experience.  The tournament is typically hosted in November,
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Each year, the Metropolitan Chapter celebrates Black History with a chapter-wide event in February.  In the past, the event has included world renown firelight media filmmaker and producer Stanley Nelson (The Freedom Riders, The Black Panthers, etc), the late Tuskegee Airman Rosco Brown, Retha Powers' "Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations" and many other engaging African American authors and community leaders.  Noteworthy is Black Trivia Game Show, which has been a favorite for the past four years.  Metropolitan celebrates black history every month. 
The Metropolitan Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. has hosted its Annual Winter Dance for more than 60 years.  2017 will be the 61st teen dance.  Annually, more than 1,000 young ladies and gentlemen have gathered for an amazing evening of fellowship and fun.  The evening's mission is to have fun while raising funds for various charities, including the Jack and Jill Foundation
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