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Community Outreach

MISSION: 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.

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Community Service

The Sacramento Chapter has adopted The Sacramento County Black Infant Health Program as our community service project for 2011-2013. Each group has collected donations for the program throughout the year.

The Sacramento Chapter is working closely with the Executive Director of the Black Infant Health Program to provide ongoing and continuous service to the program throughout the year.

Fundraising

The Sacramento Chapter has raised funds for scholarships through successful fundraisers such as last year's "White Party." In the near future, the Chapter plans to recognize African American youth in a Baccalaureate Service normally held in May.

The selected youth are required to participate in two workshops focusing on Financial Literacy, Life Skills, Communications Skills and Dressing for Success. The program is funded through fundraisers and sponsorships solicited from the community and the proceeds are awarded in scholarships at the event.

Local Outreach

Several projects that have allowed the Sacramento Chapter to reach out to the community are as follows:

  • Black History plays held at the Sam Pannell Community Center,
  • volunteer activities at
    • Loaves and Fishes,
    • Ronald McDonald House,
    • KVIE Public Broadcasting,
    • Oak Park Preschool, and others.

As a result of a recently awarded grant, the Sacramento Chapter conducted a "Learning Through Mastering Communications (LTMC)" workshop. The LTMC workshop targeted middle school students. It focused on how we communicate and sometimes miscommunicate through body language and tone, as well as verbal expression. Another successful program of the Sacramento Chapter is called the "Baccalaureate Program." This program targets high school seniors and equips them with skills and straight talk about what to expect after high school.

"To us as mothers, it [Jack and Jill] has become a means of furthering an inherent and natural desire …to bestow upon our children all the opportunities possible for a normal and graceful approach to a beautiful adulthood."

Marion Stubbs

Power and Potential: Parents Empowering Youth
* Leadership Development * Cultural Heritage * Community Service