The San Diego Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is an organization of mothers who nurture future African-American leaders by strengthening children through chapter programming, community service, legislative advocacy, and philanthropic giving. We believe all children, with proper guidance and opportunity, can become leaders, and endeavor to make a difference in the lives of our families and other families in the San Diego area.
The visionary Marion Stubbs Thomas founded Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, on January 24, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. That was the day Mrs. Stubbs Thomas brought together twenty mothers in the Philadelphia area who understood the need to create an organization that would provide youth between the ages of 2 and 19 with unique social, cultural and educational programming. Eight years later, in 1946, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. had grown to ten chapters. Together, they developed the organization’s bylaws and constitution, and the organization was incorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware.
Today, Jack and Jill boast more than 240 chapters nationwide, representing more than 40,000 family members from Alaska to Florida. Each chapter plans annual programming activities guided under a national theme. Through service projects, each Jack and Jill of America chapter creates a medium of contact for children to stimulate their growth, development and leadership abilities.
Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Mission Statement: Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 -19, dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving, and civic duty.
Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Objectives:
- To create a medium of contact for children which will stimulate growth and development.
- To provide children a constructive educational, cultural, health, recreational & social program.
- To aid mothers in learning more about their children by careful study.
- To seek for all children the same advantages which we desire for our own.
- To support all national legislation aimed at bettering the conditions of all children.