Events

42nd National Convention Highlights

Jack and Jill of America, Inc.’s 42nd National Convention was held July 26-July 31, 2016 in Palm Desert, CA. South Suburban Chicago Chapter was represented by several attendees and walked away with many accolades. We were 1 of the 23 chapters out of 235 chapters Nationally to submit an application for 5 Star Chapter Excellence for which we received a certificate …

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JJSSCC Teens Race to Excellence

On the weekend of July 7-10, 2016, 24 members of the South Suburban Chicago Chapter Teen Group traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana for the 2016 Teen Leadership Conference. The annual Jack and Jill Teen conference is a wonderful bonding experience for teens and this year JJSSCC walked away with several major accomplishments. After this very successful conference our teens are motivated …

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Black Family Day

Please join us Sunday May 29, 2016 as we celebrate our annual Black Family Day. This year we will explore our faith as a Jack and Jill Family at Covenant United Church of Christ in South Holland, Illinois. An informal gathering will be held after the service to highlight colleges attended by our chapter members and their chosen professions. We encourage …

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Mid-Western Regional Day of Service

The Mighty Mid-Western Region launches the 1st Mid-Western Regional Day of Service. The Regional Day of Service is a day all 34 chapters in the Mid-Western Region come together and service the communities we live with one unified theme. In the Mid-Western Region our community service focus is “Breaking Down Barriers to Quality Education for Youth” and our regional day …

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Mental Illness Awareness & Prevention Community Event

Shame says, “Black folks don’t get depressed, we get the blues.” And Denial echoes, “Black kids don’t commit suicide.” Denial and Shame stand between us and the help that we sometimes desperately need. It is the stigma that accompanies depression, mental illness and suicide that silences us and steals our power against these very real enemies. The Jack and Jill …

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Teen Graduation and Bridging Ceremony

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Golden Twenties Gala

Our annual fundraiser, a Golden Twenties Gala, was held on Saturday April 9, 2016 at the Grand Ballroom in Joliet Union Station. The location was a perfect backdrop for a 1920’s themed event. Upon entering the Joliet Union Station each guest was greeted at the door by staff who graciously opened the entry doorway and kindly directed you to the registration …

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2015 Holiday Party

Our Holiday Party, held on December 6, 2015 at the Patrick Haley Mansion in Joliet, was designed to bring our members, prospective members and the community together to celebrate the holiday, as well as provide assistance to the less fortunate. There was great food, fun, music, and special children’s activities/entertainment and even a visit from “the man in the red …

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On the Hill Summit

Our 2015-2016 legislative activities kicked off with a bang with four members of our chapter, President Stokes, Regional Program Director Celeste Adams, and newly elected mother’s legislative and teen legislative chairs attending the 5th Biennial On the Hill Summit. During their four days in D.C. they participated in seminars on the college admissions process, the Voting Rights Act, racial profiling, and understanding …

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Masquerade Ball: A Night of Magic and Creativity

Approximately 300 guests attended the South Suburban Chicago Chapter’s 2015 Masquerade Ball: A Night of Magic and Creativity on Saturday, January 24, 2015. The black-tie event took place at DiNolfo’s Banquets of Homer Glen. The program featured a cocktail reception and silent auction and an extraordinary evening of entertainment, dinner and dancing. The Sammy Dyer School of the Theatre set …

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