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“To us as mothers, Jack and Jill has become a means of furthering an inherent and natural desire . . . to bestow upon our children all the opportunities possible for a normal and graceful approach to a beautiful adulthood.”
Marion Stubbs Thomas, Founder

Welcome

President’s Message

Welcome to the Suffolk County Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Website. On behalf of the mothers, fathers and children of the Suffolk County Chapter I would like to thank you for visiting our website. In 1938, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., was founded in Philadelphia to address the cultural, educational, social and civic concerns of African American children and teens. In 1962, sixteen dynamic mothers established the Suffolk County, New York Chapter of Jack and Jill of America. From its inception, the thrust of the Suffolk County Chapter has been to assist in the development of well-educated children who are conscious of their civic duties and enthusiastic about sharing their talents with their community and the world.

News

Chapter Highlights

Suffolk County Teen, Hannah Spencer, Sets Long Island Swim Record

By Janee Law jlaw@longislandergroup.com In her first time competing at nationals, 16-year-old Hannah Spencer, of Centerport, set the freestyle record for Huntington YMCA swim team at the 2017 YMCA Short Course Nationals, which were held in April. Spencer competed...
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Shanequa Levin To Receive Community Advocate Award by Long Island Head Start

Every year Long Island Head Start honors individuals and organizations that have made a difference in the lives of the children and families it serves. Honorees are advocates for early childhood education and have supported the agency through partnerships. Join us for...
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Yaneris Rosa Selected for Global Emerging Leaders Summit in Paris

Suffolk County mother, Yaneris M. Rosa, Assistant General Counsel of Honeywell Security and Fire, was nominated and selected to attend an invitation-only Global Emerging Leaders Summit hosted by Give1Project in Paris, France during March 2017. The vision of the Global...
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Dr. Lynn O’Connor featured on NBC New York’s Positively Black segment

Dr. Lynn O'Connor sat down with Tracie Strahan to discuss the high rate of African-Americans who get colon cancer and what can be done to prevent it.     Watch the full segment here: Positively Black: Dr. Lynn O'Connor For more healthy living tips for cancer...
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Suffolk County Jack & Jill Mother Addresses Heart Health at the Long Island American Heart Association “Go Red For Women” Luncheon

Suffolk County mother, Dr Marie Desvarieux, cardiologist and partner of Premiere Cardiology, this year’s community honoree. at the American Heart Association’s 16th Annual Long Island Go Red For Women Luncheon. Dr. Desvarieux addressed heart health and gave a talk titled “Prevent Aging of Your Heart.”

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Black Momma Vodka Expands Distribution on Long Island and Beyond

Suffolk County wishes continued success to Mother Vanessa Braxton, CEO and President of Black Momma Vodka as the company expands distribution of its teas and mixers across Long Island. Northshore Farms with locations in Great Neck, Port Washington, Glen Clove,...
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Mother Samantha McEachin-Ifill Wins Film Festival Selection

Children's Book Author, Illustrator & Filmmaker, and Suffolk County Mom, Samantha McEachen-Ifill has won recognition for her Animated Short, Vam-Pie-Her.  The film was an Official Selection at the 2016 La Femme International Film Festival, and the 2016 San Diego...
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Jack and Jill Suffolk County mom Pilar Steven-Cohen, MD featured: Doctors: Heart disease can be ‘quiet killer’ in women

http://www.fox5ny.com/news/233387480-story By: JODI GOLDBERG NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Heidi Farkas knew something was wrong three years ago. She was getting ready for a party when she suddenly felt weak. She stayed home. Heidi thought she had the flu but doctors say...
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Suffolk County Goes Red #JJGoesRed

Our beautiful mothers wearing red today, as part of the American Heart Association's Go RED for Women campaign that provides awareness and knowledge about ways to prevent heart disease and stroke in women.   [gallery type="slideshow"...
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Suffolk County Teen Crowned Miss New York Teen USA 2017

Congratulations to our very own, Isabella Griffith, for being crowned Miss New York Teen USA for 2017. Isabella competed against sixty girls throughout the state and won the crown. She will continue on to represent the state of New York at the Miss Teen USA pageant....
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