Chester County Chapter
2018-20 Executive Officers
Tina Gilbert — President
Elise Cooper — Vice President
Shonda Little — Program Director
Darlene Phillips — Recording Secretary
Erikal Roberts — Corresponding Secretary
Willa Hightower — Treasurer
Tamara Thomas Smith — Financial Secretary
Colleen Thomas-Philip — Editor
Kim Carter — Parliamentarian
2018-19 Teen Officers
Laila Realer – President
Nia McCune – Vice President
Celine Thomas-Philip – Recording Secretary
Ryan Lynch – Program Director
Azaria Roberts – Corresponding Secretary
Jordyn Curry – Treasurer
+ Nadir Bryant – Editor
+ Brandon Williams – Seargent of Arms
+ not pictured
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to Community Service, two themes are important to us: (i) Principles and (ii) Strategies. Principles consist of effectively leveraging our power to create positive change in our communities; training our children to be servant leaders and taking action to address the needs of others and finally raising awareness/brand recognition of our organization in the community as a partner for change. Our strategy is to encourage families to live and teach the value of giving throughout our program year by collecting and donating to those in need.
Examples of our ongoing community service include our efforts to:
• Actively participate in Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
• Revive and rejuvenate rooms at women's shelters
• Collect items for children to fulfill their Christmas wishes
• Donate pillows and handwritten notes to the homeless, as part of our "Sweet Dreams" campaign
Milestones & Chapter News
5 Star Status
JJCC reaches FIVE STAR status! Thank you to our 5-Star⭐️IP President Monica Harper Alston and her wonderful committee.
Chester County Wins first place for Scrapbook
Drew Strong, Former CC Teen President (and Cameron) with Regional and National officers with our First Place Scrapbook award
Tickets - $65
(plus a $2.50 convenience fee)
Proceeds benefit the Foundation's scholarship & community service projects
Google Drive is the storage solution for all chapter documents. Everyone has access to the folders that are listed below. You do not need a password to access the links below.
Bylaws, Policies & Procedures
Chapter Program Book
Committee Chair Documents
Hostess List & Guidelines
Google Drive Admin Access
All have access to view the files, but if you need to upload files to the links, a Google account will be required.
If you need assistance on how to create a Google account or to learn more about Google Drive and Calendar, please visit the training links below:
Once, you've created a Gmail account, please send the email address to email@example.com to obtain additional access to the links.