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Akron Chapter of Jack and Jill celebrates Founders’ Day

4/20/2017 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Akron Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc.
TWINSBURG — The Akron Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc. celebrated the organization’s Founders’ Day along with the Cleveland and Youngstown chapters Feb. 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Twinsburg.

According to Akron chapter officials, the theme of the event was “One Motherhood: Cultivating Seeds of Greatness.” It was the first time the three chapters celebrated together, said chapter officials. According to chapter officials, Jack and Jill of America is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2-19 whose purpose is to nurture children to become future African-American leaders.

Shown above are members of the Akron chapter.

The festivities included a mimosa social hour, brunch, history presentations, fellowship time and an Associates Parade for the mothers who have graduated out of Jack and Jill.

National Editor Tanya Hand, who is a member of the Indianapolis Chapter, and past National President Alice Peoples spoke during the event.

The Founders’ Day Committee included chapter presidents Tanya Watson (Akron), Kimberly Dashield-Hill (Cleveland) and Tonia Farmer-Pitts (Youngstown), among several members from each chapter.

For more information about the Akron Chapter of Jack and Jill, email jjakron330@gmail.com.

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