In June of 1951, by vote at the Jack and Jill National Convention, Winston-Salem became the 37th Jack and Jill Chapter. The chapter began with five Charter members: Louise Davis, Mary Hauser, Elaine Malloy, Melanie Walker and Nell Wright.
The Winston-Salem Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., is a non-profit family organization with mothers holding membership. The mission of the Winston-Salem Chapter is to participate in cultural, educational, social, and spiritual programming that will strengthen the family unit; to be involved in community outreach; and to increase participation on a regional and national level. Our vision is to strive toward attaining personal and family growth through meaningful experiences and relationships for our children and our community.
During our history, we have accomplished much for our children, children in the community and the community as a whole. We are proud of the success of the We Invest Now for Tomorrow (WIN) program. WIN was funded by a grant from the Jack and Jill of America Foundation. It was designed to empower African-American youth in our community through hands-on lessons in basic financial management and wealth building principles. The program was conducted by one of our own chapter fathers, Danny Freeman. In addition, the Winston-Salem Chapter has hosted a regional cluster, a successful regional children's cluster, and the 58th Annual Mid Atlantic Regional Teen Conference, which was a resounding success with over 400 participants in attendance in Winston-Salem.
For several years, our Chapter partnered with Forest Hill Elementary School, a Title I school serving predominantly African-American and Hispanic students. Each year, the chapter:
Provided school supplies for the students at the beginning of the school year
Donated funds to enable approximately 15 students to receive school uniforms
Donated African American children's books to the Forest Park media center, andProvided boxes of food (including turkeys) for Forest Park Elementary School families during the Thanksgiving season as a longstanding Chapter tradition.
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Greetings Wonderful, Witty, & Wise Mothers of the Winston-Salem Chapter of Jack and Jill!
For the second year, it is my pleasure and honor to serve as your president. Last year you accepted the challenge of “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”. We set the foundation for excellence in all that we do --- especially when it comes to preparing our children for the society they will inherit and lead.
We still stand on the foundation envisioned by Marion Stubbs and those twenty founding mothers back in 1938. We stand on the foundation set for us in 1951 when Winston-Salem became the 37th chapter. We build on the foundation set by the mothers who became our inaugural Associate Chapter in 2012. Now we must build upon that foundation – for our children, for their children, for our community’s children. This year I invite you to join me as we reach “Higher and Higher” in making the Jack and Jill Way come alive for our children and our members.
Our plans this year are to expand our scope of programming so that we offer our children even more opportunities for cultural enrichment, leadership development, philanthropic giving & service, and civic engagement. Our plans this year are to establish a continuum of programming that builds within each age group. Our plans this year are for a truly integrated programming experience. Now is the time for us to put all those good ideas into action.
In doing that, our primary commitments remain:
To create programming that reinforces the principles of Jack and Jill.
To make our Jack and Jill service a priority.
To be seen as a valuable community resource and partner.
To be judicious with all of our resources: time, talent, financial.
To look back at year end and see that our efforts mattered to our children and to other children in our community.
To have fun and cherish our sisterhood.
I look forward to yet another successful year of programming with and for our children.
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