Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, is a proud partner of the following organizations which, play a critical role in helping us to realize our missions of community service and preparing children to be successful leaders. To find out ways that your organization can partner with Jack and Jill, please call us at (202) 667-7010.
American Heart Association
Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, is proud to join forces with the American Heart Association’s Power To End Stroke movement to raise awareness of stroke risk factors and warning signs among the African American community.
The American Heart Association (AHA) is a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. It is headquartered in Dallas. The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: “building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.”
For more information, please visit the website at: American Heart Association
Children’s Defense Fund
The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. It champions policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation. Supported by foundation and corporate grants and individual donations, CDF advocates nationwide on behalf of children to ensure children are always a priority.
For more information, please visit their website at Children’s Defense Fund
First Book is determined to see that all children, regardless of their economic conditions, can achieve more in school and in life through access to an ongoing supply of new books. With the help of their partners, donors and dedicated volunteers, First Book has provided more than 135 million new books to schools and programs serving children in need. Yet millions of children are still waiting for our help.
For more information, please visit the website at First Book
Habitat for Humanity
Through our Rebuild America initiative, Jack and Jill of America is committed to raising awareness and advocating for universal decent housing—striving to dismantle and alter the systems that reinforce and entrench poverty housing. In doing so, we can make an affordable, decent place to live a reality for all. Jack and Jill of America members have donated to the Windy City Habitat for Humanity and have dedicated resources and labor to rebuilding efforts in New Orleans and Philadelphia.
Habitat For Humanity International is an international, non-governmental, non-profit organization devoted to building “simple, decent, and affordable” housing. The mission statement of Habitat for Humanity is to “seek to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.” Homes are built using volunteer labor and are sold at no profit.
For more information, please visit the website at Habitat for Humanity
March of Dimes
Almost from our inception, Jack and Jill of America has been involved with efforts to end polio, from fundraising to participating in walks, coordinating auctions and chapter participation in March of Dimes programming. More recently, our participation in the March for Babies program helps to ensure that all babies get a chance for healthy lives.
After being a catalyst in eradicating polio, the March of Dimes turned its focus to preventing birth defects and infant mortality. It has led the way to discover the genetic causes of birth defects, to promote newborn screening and to educate medical professionals and the public about best practices for healthy pregnancy. The rising incidence of premature birth has demanded action, and the March of Dimes has responded by initiating an intensive, multi-year campaign to raise awareness and find the causes of prematurity.
For more information, please visit the website at March of Dimes
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans
President Obama created the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. The Initiative is a cross-agency effort aimed at identifying evidence-based practices that improve student achievement and developing a national network that shares these best practices.
The Initiative will support the President’s desire to “restore the country to its role as the global leader in education, to strengthen the nation by improving educational outcomes for African Americans of all ages, and to help ensure that all African Americans receive an education that properly prepares them for college, productive careers and satisfying lives.”
For more information, please visit the website at White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans