About Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is the premier 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 are a nationwide organization with over 225 chapters in seven geographic regions encompassing 35 states and the District of Columbia. To learn more about our National efforts and our Eastern Region of Jack and Jill of America and it's chapters, please use the links below.

National Website Eastern Region Website

Chapter History

The Chester County, PA, Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. was first organized in September 1975 when 20 African-American mothers met at the home of the late Dr. F. DeVida Johnson in Malvern, PA, to discuss forming an interest group in Jack and Jill. Calling themselves “Las Madres,” meaning the mothers in Spanish, these women worked diligently for one year to develop programs for children and to provide community service to the Greater Delaware Valley.

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Chester County Chapter

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2016-18 Executive Officers

Monica Alston, President
Elise Cooper, Vice President
Tina Moore Gilbert, Program Directory
Anthonise Fields, Recording Secretary
Shonda Little, Corresponding Secretary
Willa Hightower, Treasurer
Tonita Williams, Financial Secretary
Michelle Strong, Editor


2016-17 Teen Executive Officers

Lauren Turman, President
Drew Strong, Vice President
Isaac Dickinson, Program Director
Jasmine Williams, Recording Secretary
Morgan Alston, Corresponding Secretary
Cameron Gray, Treasurer
Jasmine MacFarlane, Editor
Zion Youngblood, Foundation Chair


Membership in Chester County Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is only obtained by invitation and sponsorship from one of our current chapter members. Legacy and transfer memberships are exceptions. Prospective mothers must have children between the ages of 2-19 years and reside within current chapter boundaries.

Legacy Members: Visit the Jack and Jill National website. Click on "Member Central" then "Legacy Membership" and select the "Legacy Information Brochure" and "Legacy Application Form."

The deadline for submission of Legacy applications is January 31st to the National Headquarters.

Jack & Jill of America, Inc.

Chester County, PA Chapter