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Chapter History

Sixty six years ago, the Brooklyn Chapter was established with the help of Emily Pickens, who served as the National First Vice President. Since 1952, the Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., has been committed to  community service, promoting health and wellness, philanthropy, leadership, and academic achievement for our children.  Today, we are eighty-one families strong; we continue to Work Hard, Play Hard, and Live Harmoniously Together.

As the Chapter charges forward into a new program year, we look forward to fulfilling the national organizations theme:  “Power and Potential: Parents Empowering Youth through Leadership Development, Cultural Heritage and Community Service.”  With eighteen (18) formal committees in place including Fundraising, Charities, Technology, and Community Service, the Chapter is constantly identifying opportunities and cultivating relationships in order to support a variety of efforts in Brooklyn and around the nation.  From supporting recovery efforts of Sandy hurricane victims by physically donating clothes and food to organizing Political Brunches for our teens at the United Nations, we are going for the gold!

The Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America will continue to act as an important pillar in our community in order to empower and enrich the lives of our families.  We look forward to sharing our accomplishments and endeavors that will hopefully encourage all families around the nation to stand tall and take hold of the power we have to develop tomorrow’s leaders.