ABOUT THE PHOENIX CHAPTER
Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Phoenix Chapter was established November 28, 1952, under the leadership of Juanita Dickey, the first chapter president. The chapter was formed to bridge the social gap for African American children who, at that time, were denied access to museums and other cultural venues.
The Phoenix Chapter of Jack and Jill will celebrate its 65th anniversary in June 2017. We are proud to be located in Phoenix, AZ, changing the lives of everyone we meet! Please feel free to browse our website.
Jack and Jill of America, Inc., 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.
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. Each chapter plans annual programming activities guided under a national theme. Through service projects, Jack and Jill of America creates a medium of contact for children to stimulate their growth and development.
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