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Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Partnering with NAMI Affiliates

We are excited to announce a new 2-year partnership with Jack and Jill of America Inc, an organization that has a strong track record of community engagement work.  Jack and Jill of America chapters will work with NAMI state organizations and affiliates to raise mental health awareness in African American communities across the country.

Jack and Jill of America, Inc., a membership organization for mothers of children ages 2 to 19, works to nurture future African-American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.

Jack and Jill by the Numbers:

  • 10,000+ active members
  • 238 chapters across the country
  • 96% of members are college educated
  • 82% have household incomes above $100k
  • 55% are between 40 to 49 years old

About the Partnership

Jack and Jill of America members tend to be highly educated and influential individuals (doctors, lawyers, business owners, teachers, etc.). Chapter members use their skills and resources to impact their local communities in different programmatic areas. As a result of this new partnership, to fulfill their health program areas, Jack and Jill of America chapters will work with us to increase mental health awareness for African American children.

 Is there a Jack and Jill chapter in my area?

There are 238 Jack and Jill chapters around the country so not all NAMI State Organizations and Affiliates will have a local counterpart. NAMI is sending a separate communication, with a contact list and ideas on next steps, to NAMI state organizations and affiliates that have a Jack and Jill chapter in their area. Also, you can check  http://jackandjillinc.org/regions/ to see if there is a chapter near you.

If there is a Jack and Jill of America chapter in your area, we encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity to partner.

Please contact fieldcapacity@nami.org if you have any questions or comments.

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