Parents Empowering Youth through Leadership, Development, Cultural Heritage and Community Service

"The Power to Make a Difference"

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Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 to 19, dedicated to nurturing future African-American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. We believe every child, with proper guidance and opportunity can be a leader.

The late Marion Stubbs Thomas founded Jack and Jill of America, Inc., on January 24, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Twenty mothers came together to discuss creating an organization to provide social, cultural, and educational opportunities for youth between the ages of 2 and 19.  Today, Jack and Jill boasts more than 230 chapters nationwide, representing more than 40,000 family members.  Jack and Jill of America creates a medium of contact for children to stimulate their growth and development.

“To us as mothers, Jack and Jill has become a means of furthering an inherent and natural desire to bestow upon our children all the opportunities possible for a normal and graceful approach to a beautiful adulthood”  Marion Stubbs Thomas


Our Award-Winning Chapter

Regional Awards

2019 Outstanding Teen Foundation Giving

Eastern Region - Third Place

2018 Outstanding Legislative Activity

Eastern Region - Third Place

2017 Foundation Giving

Eastern Region - First Place


National Awards

2016 Outstanding Program

1st place National Best of the Best - Civic Thrust

2016 - Superior Programming Handbook

National First Place

2016 Outstanding Legislative

First Place - Second Place in the Nation Civic Award

President's Message

Community Service

About Us