Message from our President

On behalf of the lovely, leading ladies of the Nashville Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc., I welcome to you to our website and thank you for your interest in learning more about our chapter.

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 to 19, dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving, and civic duty. This illustrious organization was founded in 1938 and now represents more than 40,000 family members.

The Nashville Chapter is the Mother chapter of the Sweet, Sweet, Southeastern Region of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated.  The Nashville Chapter has been committed to making a difference since our chartering in 1947.  Nashville Chapter was the first chapter chartered in the Southeastern Region. Our mother members lead the way by providing our children inspiring and educational activities in leadership development, cultural awareness, legislative advocacy, and community service.  The betterment of the lives of all children is our mission and we are focused and committed to nurturing future servant leaders who will positively impact our world.

I am honored to serve as the 40th President of the Phenomenal Nashville Chapter and Jill of America, Incorporated, and will continue the tradition of dynamic women who have led previously led and cultivated this chapter to its meaningful role in the Nashville community.

We hope you enjoy our website and learn more about how we work, play, and live together to make our community better for all children.


Long Live Jack and Jill,

In service,
Velicia Rhodes Horton
President, Nashville Chapter