Developing Greater Lansing’s Servant Leaders since 1982

pic-for-home-pageWelcome to the website of the Greater Lansing Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated. Since our chartering in 1982 we have been developing greater Lansing’s servant leaders who are movers and shakers beyond the city’s borders. As mothers dedicated to racial uplift and empowerment in the African American community, we strive to provide dynamic programming for our children and all children of greater Lansing. Our chapter has been recognized at the regional and national level for its mothers’ outstanding leadership to promote the positive leadership and civic development of future African American leaders.

Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated was founded in 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Marion Stubbs Thomas and 19 additional mothers who envisioned an organization that would provide social, cultural and educational opportunities for youth between the ages of 2 and 19. These women’s vision is stronger than ever today as the organization hails as the premier African American family organization! There are over 230 chapters nationwide with more than 40,000 family members.

The mission of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is to nurture future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. The Greater Lansing Chapter works diligently to fulfill this mission for our children and all children in our community.

Our 2016-2018 national president, Joli Cooper-Nelson, and the national executive board have identified the organization’s national theme as: The Power to Make a Difference. At the chapter level, we ensure that our programming aligns with this theme. For the 2016-2017 program year, our chapter theme is The Power to Make a Difference: Bridging, Bonding, and Building. As we celebrate our 35th chapter anniversary in 2017, we lovingly reflect upon and honor the mothers who have served this chapter with excellence; we embrace the opportunity to develop and sustain new sister-mother friendships and youth and teen friendships; and, we are excited about the legacy that we are building through our children and in the greater Lansing community. We pride ourselves on our continued support of and partnerships with the Boys & Girls Club of Lansing and Shabazz Public School Academy, and we look forward to new relationships with community partners.

The Greater Lansing Chapter remains committed to developing Greater Lansing’s servant leaders and leaving a positive footprint in the community. On behalf of the phenomenal mothers of this chapter, I invite you to enjoy your tour of our website!

 

Warmly,

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Dorinda Carter Andrews, Ed.D.
President, Greater Lansing Chapter

Welcome to the website of the Greater Lansing Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated. Since our chartering in 1982 we have been developing greater Lansing’s servant leaders who are movers and shakers beyond the city’s borders. As mothers dedicated to racial uplift and empowerment in the African American community, we strive to provide dynamic programming for our children and all children of greater Lansing. Our chapter has been recognized at the regional and national level for its mothers’ outstanding leadership to promote the positive leadership and civic development of future African American leaders.

Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated was founded in 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Marion Stubbs Thomas and 19 additional mothers who envisioned an organization that would provide social, cultural and educational opportunities for youth between the ages of 2 and 19. These women’s vision is stronger than ever today as the organization hails as the premier African American family organization! There are over 230 chapters nationwide with more than 40,000 family members.

The mission of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is to nurture future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. The Greater Lansing Chapter works diligently to fulfill this mission for our children and all children in our community.

Our 2016-2018 national president, Joli Cooper-Nelson, and the national executive board have identified the organization’s national theme as: The Power to Make a Difference. At the chapter level, we ensure that our programming aligns with this theme. For the 2016-2017 program year, our chapter theme is The Power to Make a Difference: Bridging, Bonding, and Building. As we celebrate our 35th chapter anniversary in 2017, we lovingly reflect upon and honor the mothers who have served this chapter with excellence; we embrace the opportunity to develop and sustain new sister-mother friendships and youth and teen friendships; and, we are excited about the legacy that we are building through our children and in the greater Lansing community. We pride ourselves on our continued support of and partnerships with the Boys & Girls Club of Lansing and Shabazz Public School Academy, and we look forward to new relationships with community partners.

The Greater Lansing Chapter remains committed to developing Greater Lansing’s servant leaders and leaving a positive footprint in the community. On behalf of the phenomenal mothers of this chapter, I invite you to enjoy your tour of our website!

Warmly,
jj_signatureDorinda Carter Andrews, Ed.D.
President, Greater Lansing Chapter