Representing 53 Families
In 2015, the Mercer County, NJ Chapter proudly celebrated its 25th year as part of the Jack and Jill community with a dazzling “Diamonds are Forever” Fundraising Gala, supporting the Trenton area Habitat for Humanity in its mission to provide meals, books, and shelter to disadvantaged children in our community. That collaboration demonstrates how, after 25 years, we continue to expand our reach in the community by partnering with organizations that invest in the long-term development of African American families. We ensure our continued viability by embracing new and established families who share our vision of rearing well-rounded children to be future leaders in their communities.
Today, the Mercer County Chapter boasts a membership of 53 families with 97 children. As a mid-sized chapter, our members find our group to be both intimate enough to facilitate the establishment of close relationships with others in the Chapter, and large enough for us to make a significant impact in the community. We lead our children by example, demonstrating our commitment to family and community in everything that we do. From our fabulous fundraisers, to our fun holiday festivities, to our educational symposium open to the local public, each program is designed to enhance the development of our children and other African American children in our community.
Our Executive Board
On behalf of the members of the Mercer County, New Jersey Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., I warmly welcome you to our official website!
Founded in 1938, Jack and Jill 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. The organization’s core philosophy is that every child — if given the proper guidance and opportunity — can be developed into a leader. Currently Jack and Jill has more than 40,000 members divided into 245 local chapters within 7 geographical regions in the United States.
The Mercer County Chapter was installed in September 1990 when 35 mothers came together to form a supportive sisterhood that would unite their families to celebrate and uplift their children. Today our Chapter boasts 53 dynamic mothers and 97 amazing children divided into 5 age-groups. In addition to developing interesting and innovative monthly programming for our children, we have served Mercer County and its surrounding areas for more than 25 years through our fundraising efforts and community service endeavors.
Jack and Jill’s National Theme is “The Power to Make a Difference.” We are driven to help our children realize their power by giving them unique opportunities to develop themselves into powerful members of the African Diaspora and to believe in their own abilities to positively impact their community and create a future that surpasses their wildest dreams!