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Jack and Jill of AmericaThe San Diego Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.  welcomes you to our Chapter website.

The San Diego Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is an organization of African-American mothers who nurture future 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 late Marion Stubbs Thomas founded Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, 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. In 1946, 10 chapters were involved in the national restructuring process. The constitution and bylaws were drawn up, and the organization was incorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware.

Today, Jack and Jill boasts more than 230 chapters nationwide, representing more than 40,000 family members. 

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.


The San Diego Chapter was founded in 1956.