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Past Events / Press Releases




Oklahoma City, March 2018 - Ending their 2018 Calendar year under the direction of Charifa Clark Smith Oklahoma City Jack and Jill presented Little Light Christian School with a charitable donation.


Little Light Christian school exists to break the cycle of incarceration by educating, empowering and encouraging children with incarcerated parents and their families. We offer a full academic program  as well as enrichment through fine arts, drama and dance for grades K-6. The school is tuition free, paid for by donations and grants.​

Proceeds were achieved from the chapters red carpet ‘Black Panther’ movie screening held in February, 2018.




Oklahoma City, February 17 , 2018 -The movie “Black Panther” has garnered quite the attention of the nation. Due to Marvel's commitment to diversity, a predominantly multi-cultural cast is showcased. It provides positive role models, inspires cultural pride and promotes positive self-identity in children. The Oklahoma City Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. expands on these positive influences, by presenting an exclusive private movie screening and Expo at Harkins Bricktown on February 17,
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Oklahoma City, October 2, 2016 –..The Oklahoma City Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, under the leadership of Mrs. Charifa Smith (President) hosted a Red Carpet Royalty Premiere of Disney Studio's "The Queen of Katwe" on Sunday, October 2, 2016. The sold out event drew the attention...Read More

HD 97 Candidates Inspire OKC Youth

Oklahoma City, November 22, 2015 – Camal Pennington and Chris Harrison, 2 of the 3 declared candidates running for HD 97, put  aside opposing agendas to invest in the political growth and development of  Oklahoma City Jack and Jill youth members. The two candidates participated in the  educational legislative forum “Meet the Candidates” hosted by the local....Read More

OKC Philharmonic  Features JJ Youth

Oklahoma City, November 22, 2015 – During the attendance of the OKC Philharmonic Earth series, select Jack and Jill Youth were featured in a promotional video. The  series emphasized recycling with many hands-on activities including musical  instruments made from recycled materials. The Philharmonic fostered the love of music by providing several instrumental exploring areas. The night culminated into a full concert incorporating earth and nature elements. 

Oklahoma City, October 9, 2014-The Oklahoma City Chapter of Jack and Jill of America recently made a significant donation to Positive Tomorrows, the sole elementary school in Oklahoma City specifically meeting the needs of homeless children and their families.  Channeled through its youth charitable program entitled “Positive Change for Loose Change”, Jack and Jill youth members across the nation collected “spare” coins through local chapter contributions. This initiative exposes youth to philanthropy while contributing to a deserving organization such as Positive Tomorrows...Read More





Oklahoma City, September 28, 2014-The Oklahoma City chapter of Jack and Jill presents its 5th annual “Derby Day” located at Remington Park on, September 28 from 2-6pm. In conjunction with Remington Park’s statewide Oklahoma Derby, Derby Day “Off to the Races” is Jack and Jill’s premier charity event benefitting Positive Tomorrows, a tuition free school that educates homeless children...Read More



Oklahoma City, December 17, 2014 -  Podiatrist, Professor, Public Speaker and now Published Author, Dr. Sharri Colemon is taking the writing industry by storm. Her  recently released book entitled " Gained EVERYTHING without Giving up ANYTHING" debuted on ...Read More

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