FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - The Jack & Jill Children’s Center in Fort Lauderdale are working to change the community for the better.

The center hosted an event at the Pier Top Ballroom inside the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Tuesday night.

The center provided an update on the fundraising campaign regarding a new elementary school to be built.

The group’s leadership team showcased new drawings and details of the proposed school and spoke about the importance of Jack & Jill to families across the country.

Jack & Jill Board Member Steve Halmos said, “Jack & Jill has been helping people who need it here in our community for 76 years, and we’re here to make sure it continues for another 76.”

Jack & Jill Director of Education Trevor Roberts said, “This is important because of the work Jack & Jill has done in the community, not only helping children, but helping families to uplift themselves and to break the cycle of poverty.”

7’s Donovan Campbell emceed the gathering.

Jack & Jill of America is dedicated to nurturing future African-American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development.

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