Five Star Bold and Beautiful Brooklyn Chapter

The Five Star Chapter of Excellence, award winning Brooklyn Chapter is committed to community service, promoting health and wellness, philanthropy, leadership, and academic achievement for all children.  

Currently, the chapter is 78 members strong and boasts an impressive legacy of African American families that are trailblazers and changemakers in American history, as well as throughout our country, city, and community today. Brooklyn Chapter families have their names memorialized on buildings and monuments across New York City and have been instrumental in the fields of finance, education, law, medicine, social services, and the arts.

The Mothers of the Bold and Beautiful Brooklyn Chapter lead and/or serve on numerous committees designed to uplift and support one another and to provide meaningful opportunities for educational and leadership development and personal growth for our children.  The chapter is also committed to supporting and promoting Black businesses across the borough.

As the chapter charges forward into a new program year, we look forward to fulfilling the national organization’s primary purpose of seeing our children and all children succeed in every way as they develop into future leaders. 

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About Jack and Jill of America

The late Marion Stubbs Thomas founded Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, on January 24, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Twenty mothers came together to discuss creating an organization to provide social, cultural and educational opportunities for youth between the ages of 2 and 19. In 1946, 10 chapters were involved in the national restructuring process. The constitution and bylaws were drawn up, and the organization was incorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware.

Today, Jack and Jill boasts 252 chapters nationwide, representing more than 40,000 family members.

Each chapter plans annual programming activities guided under our five point programmatic thrust:

Cultural Awareness

We remember the ways of living developed by communities and passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values. Through our cultural heritage we honor and preserve those who are making a difference in our community by teaching our children to cherish their past and be excited about the future.

Educational Development

The core of the Jack and Jill of America philosophy is that every child – if given the proper guidance and opportunity – can be developed into a leader. Whether it is through skill enhancement or understanding the concepts of integrity, Jack and Jill has become a national icon in creating effective leaders.

Social/ Recreational

We are social beings with a need for balance to function and maintain healthy lives. We believe it is necessary to engage our children both socially and recreationally, learning to interact with peers and others in a healthy, positive and productive manner. These activities promote processes that help to refresh and reinvigorate both the mind and body.

Health

Chapters continue to embrace the importance of being more aware of health issues that impact our communities, resulting in an organization that is more health conscious. We are committed to providing healthy behaviors and personal empowerment programming and training for families to live healthy lifestyles.

Civic

Since our inception, we have been committed to legislation aimed at bettering the lives of all children. Past and present legislative advocacy focus has been on violence in the media, health and wellness initiatives, voter registration, responsible gun laws, and equal access to quality education.

Membership

We are a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 to 19, dedicated to nurturing future Leaders by supporting children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. Jack and Jill has 252 local chapters within 7 geographical regions in the United States.

Become a Member

If you are interested in becoming a member of this chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., you must be sponsored by a member(s) of the chapter. You will be invited to attend a meeting where pertinent information, such as the qualifications, cost, selection process, and other information will be discussed

An individual meeting all requirements and qualifications must then be approved by chapter vote to complete the selection process. Each chapter is autonomous and has specific criteria for sponsoring new members.

Legacy Membership

If you are a child or the spouse of a child whose mother graduated from a chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. in good standing and you meet the other criteria for membership, you are eligible for membership as a Legacy Member. Legacy forms can be obtained from our National Office.

    In the Spotlight

    2022-2023 Program Year Kickoff Celebration
    2022 Carole Robertson Ceremony led by Jr. & Sr. Teens
    2022 Heritage Ball with NYC Mayor Eric Adams

    Leadership

    Our Chapter’s Leadership Board

    Danielle Eaddy-Alleyne

    Chapter President

    Nicole Mitchell

    Chapter Vice President

    Jillian Joseph

    Chapter Program Director

    Afriqiyah Woods McDowell

    Chapter Recording Secretary

    Jemimah Henderson

    Chapter Corresponding Secretary

    Ayanna Ifill-Gadsby

    Chapter Treasurer

    Jennaydra Jordan

    Chapter Financial Secretary

    Dana Muldrow

    Chapter Editor

    Community Service

    Local Philanthropies that we have had the honor of partnering with

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      We look forward to hearing from you about membership or how our members can serve your philanthropy and our community.

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