Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated was founded on January 24, 1938, in Philadelphia, PA, by Marion Stubbs Thomas and 20 mothers to bring children together in a social and cultural environment.
In 1948, at the third annual meeting of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. held in Washington, DC, the idea of a regional structure was raised by the membership to shorten the travel time to annual meetings, allow more time for discussions, and allow the inclusion of children.
In 1957, at the annual convention held in San Francisco, the regional plan was fully adopted. Today, there are seven regions that comprise Jack and Jill of America. The Montgomery County Maryland Chapter is part of the Eastern Region.
In 1964, as more groups became active, bylaws were developed and incorporated under the laws of Delaware. The organization was a nonprofit family organization of mother members with children between the ages of 2 and 19.
Jack and Jill celebrated its 75th golden anniversary in January 2013. The organization continues on, dedicating its resources to improving the quality of life, particularly of African American children.
Additional information about the national organization can be obtained by visiting our national
website at http://www.jackandjillinc.org.