Welcome to the Derby City Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2-19, dedicated to nurturing future African-American leaders by strengthening children through leadership and development, volunteer services, philanthropic giving and civic duty. We believe every child, with proper guidance and opportunity can be a leader.

The Derby City Chapter of Jack and Jill of America was established on September 24, 1988 with 35 mothers and 68 children. This day was filled with happiness and satisfaction after a lot of hard work and determination. A group of three women, Sharon Davis, Freda Norvell and Marie Lewis, saw early on the need to form collegial relationships with others in the community to provide friendships and cultural experiences for their children. 


More than thirty years later, the Derby City Chapter is still going and growing strong. The chapter is often identified and selected as host chapter for Regional Conferences, Clusters, and Meetings, has developed strong youth leaders that consistently serve on the Regional Teen Leadership Board and continued to reach and serve a wide variety of families and children in the Kentuckiana Region.

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