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Power & Potential: Parents Empowering Youth through Leadership Development, Cultural Heritage and Community Service


Greater Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is proud to provide a platform for the development of future leaders through service, cultural and scholastic enrichment and community building. In the work to enrich our children, we are humbly aware of the tremendous responsibility to enrich our communities where we live, work and play.

Greater Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter History

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. (“Jack and Jill”) has established itself as the premier organization bringing African-American children together in a social, cultural, and service environment. The Jack and Jill chapters in the metropolitan area of Atlanta are demographically unique in that over 40% of those residing in the community are African-American; therefore, there continued to be a need to expand access to families desiring to provide the unique opportunity that membership in Jack and Jill offers to their children. The Progressive Atlanta Moms Provisional Group began with the vision of former Atlanta Chapter President Patrice Greer and former Vice-President Hillary Dunson. In the fall of 2010, Vice-President Dunson petitioned National Vice President Tamara Robinson to help determine ways to focus on the growing need of addressing the high interest level within the Atlanta area of families wishing to embrace the aims and objectives of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. National Vice President Tamara Robinson endorsed the petition as part of her vision for regional growth. In the spring of 2011, under the leadership and with the encouragement of President Rebecca Young and Vice President Marian Roach, the Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill voted favorably to share boundaries and fully and actively embrace the formation of an interest group. Under the direction of National Vice President Robinson, President Young appointed Hillary Dunson, Kyra Harvey, and Felecia Farrar-Perkins as liaisons to guide and provide resources to the group as well as interested mothers Darlene McGhee Whittington and Melody Marie Smalls to organize the group. The interest group received letters of support and affirmation to proceed from National Vice President Tamara Robinson, Southeastern Regional Director Joli Cooper, and President Rebecca Young. These efforts culminated in an informational meeting on June 21, 2011, at Maggiano’s Restaurant in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Georgia. There were over 100 mothers in attendance to discuss the next steps needed to form a new Jack and Jill chapter in the Atlanta area. The first meeting at Maggiano’s began the journey for the Metropolitan Atlanta Area Interest Group (as they were called at that time) towards potentially becoming the 40th chapter in the Southeastern Region of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

GMAC Executive Board Members

President Shondria Covington* Immediate Past President Dr. Andrea Lewis  Vice President Dr. Jessie Hood* Treasurer Sabrinna McTier* Program Director Dr. Annette Miles* Assistant Program Director Zandra Rogers Financial Secretary Tiaudra Shaw Recording Secretary Kimberly Funderburk* Assistant Recording Secretary Dr. Monica Jones Corresponding Secretary TBD Editor Nicole Lewis Historian Kristy Liddelow Chaplain Teresa Dallas-Wills Parliamentarian Darlene Whittington* Sergeant-At-Arms Roberta Harvey Lead Teen Sponsor Sherry Shelton-Johnson* Community Service Chair Dr. Andrea Lewis Membership Co-Chair Shannon Cain Foundation/Fundraising Chairman Joy White* Protocol Chairman Felicia Crawford Smith     (* - Charter Member)

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From The President

On behalf of the phenomenal mothers of the Greater Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter, I enthusiastically welcome you to our website! From our roots as Progressive Atlanta Moms to now the Greater Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, I invite you to learn about our local chapter initiatives as we continue to “Inspire, Impact and Innovate" through the implementation of meaningful children’s and teen programming, community partnerships, and our inaugural Leadership Program and Debutante Cotillion.

 

Saturday, April 16th - 2016 - Children's Cluster

Join us for our children's Cluster!

GMAC in the community

GMAC in the Community 

March of Dimes

GMAC particpated in the March of Dimes March for Babies walk in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Raising over $10,000 in donations over the last three years, GMAC is committed to helping the March of Dimes ensure that babies, mothers, and families have “happy beginnings“.

Civil/Human Rights

The Center for Civil and Human Rights Movement to today's Global Human Rights Movements. Our purpose is to create a safe space for visitors to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they leave inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities.

Trayvon Martin Town Hall

GMAC hosted a critical discussion of Georgia's Stand Your Ground Law and a Candlelight Vigil Town Hall Meeting.

 

 

 

Walter Young YMCA

GMAC built and dedicated a reading nook at the Andrew and Walter Young YMCA on November 12,2011 with a donation of over 300 books. In addition to updating the book nook, GMAC participates in reading initiatives, sponsors a yearly Breakfast with Santa, and assists with the Annual Martin Luther Kink Jr. Day breakfast and commemorative program at the Andrew and Walter Young YMCA.

Race for the Cure

The Komen Race for the Cure® Series raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.

Leadership Development Program Cotillion

Provides social, service and critical life skills that will help create responsible leaders, sustainable friendships and cultural experiences. Creates a fundraising event in support of the Jack and Jill of America Foundation and educational awards for the debutantes.



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We’d love to hear from you. Here’s how you can get in touch with us. You can contact us through e-mail, MSN or skype at your convenience. We will reply to you as quickly as we can.

  • Address: GMAC PO Box 311857 Atlanta, GA 31131
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  • Fax: 404-759-2826
  • Email: tech@jackandjillgmac.org
  • Website: http://www.jackandjillgmac.org/


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