North Oakland Macomb County Chapter of Jack and Jill, Inc. (NOM) was chartered in July, 1998 to serve the Northern suburbs of the Detroit area.The first theme of the chapter was “Children First”. During our early beginnings the chapter participated in and supported several activities (e.g., the Pontiac Food and Clothing Drive, the UNCF Walk-a-Thon, the Cranbrook Black History Program, a taping of African World Perspective and a Senior Citizen Home Visit). Since becoming a chapter in 1998, the parents and children of the North Oakland Macomb Chapter continue to instill strong values and create a sense of pride in our community by working with organizations: Lighthouse of Pontiac, Lutheran Family Services, the Mt. Clemens and Pontiac School Districts, Grace Hope Rescue Mission, Crossroads for Youth, Strides for Breast Cancer, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Hospice of Michigan and the American Heart Association. Internationally, NOM has founded two chapters in Africa and helped them to build roads, a park and a library. In addition to numerous awards and other commendations since the chapter’s founding in 1999, the NOM chapter continues to receive recognition as we build on our reputation for excellence. Today the North Oakland Macomb Chapter continues to grow and aims to provide an avenue for constructive, safe, and stimulating outlets for its African-American children.