Our History

National History

Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated is an African-American organization of mothers who nurture future leaders by strengthening children ages 2-19 through chapter programming, community service, legislative advocacy and philanthropic giving. We believe every child, with proper guidance and opportunity can be a leader. Marion Turner Stubbs Thomas founded Jack and Jill of America in 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “To us as mothers, it [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.” Today, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. has a membership base of over 9,500 families and it is the oldest and largest African American family organization in the United States. Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is committed to ensuring that all children have the same opportunities in life.

Chapter History

The Midlothian Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. was formally installed on September 15, 1990 with chapter Officers and forty-three mothers installed as charter members. Since 1990, the Midlothian chapter has experienced significant organic growth as well as expansion through the transfer of several members over the past nineteen years. While the geographic boundaries for the chapter have changed during the years, this has not dampened Midlothian’s mission of development excellence for our children and those within the community. To date, the chapter membership includes forty-one active members. Midlothian has had the pleasure of hosting a successful Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in July 2005, the Mid-Atlantic Virginia Cluster in 2009 and the installation of its first Associates Group in October 2009.