Who We Are

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

President's Message
Veda Shamsid-Deen

It is my pleasure to introduce you to the Sensational South Jersey Chapter. I am deeply honored and thankful to serve as President of this chapter. It has been a special and rewarding experience being part of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, which supports not only our families but a place where we may find lifelong friends.

Our South Jersey Chapter was established in 1954 and through these many decades has continued, as it still does today, to provide exemplary programming with a Vision and Mission of Empowering Greatness in Youth on their Paths to Leadership. Our Sensational South Jersey Chapter is blessed to have 65 vibrant mothers who warmly embrace our Jack and Jill motto - "Let’s Work, Let’s Play, Let’s Live Together!"

Our 2019-2021 Chapter Theme is

Engage, Empower

My vision is to ensure that every member and child, through progressive and dynamic programming, experiences individual growth as leaders and are informed and active members of their communities. Because Programming is the Heart of Jack and Jill of America, our South Jersey Chapter’s goal is that every single youth, with age appropriate activities, will understand the mission, programmatic thrusts, our governing documents and our philanthropic ideals of Jack and Jill through innovative and interactive programs and activities in the areas of education, legislative, cultural, civic and financial matters.

Each year, the South Jersey Chapter fundraises. A share of all proceeds of our fundraising benefit the Jack and Jill of America Foundation – our philanthropic arm, as well as, local charitable organizations that serve children, teens and young adults.

As you peruse our Chapter Website, you will appreciate our rich history, love for our families, and a desire to serve our communities. On behalf of our Executive Board, Members, Associates, Father’s Auxiliary and our children – Welcome to the Sensational South Jersey Chapter Website.

Long live Jack and Jill!

Yours in service,
Veda Shamsid-Deen, President
South Jersey Chapter


Embracing our culture and history

The power of knowledge and learning

The power of good physical and mental health

The power of advocacy and action

Recent Events
MLK Day of Service
Founder's Day Celebration
Family Worship Service