Chester County Chapter (PA) of Jack & Jill

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About Jack and Jill of America

The late Marion Stubbs Thomas founded Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, on January 24, 1938, in Philadelphia, PA. 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 of America boasts 252 chapters nationwide, representing more than 40,000 family members.The national programming mandate for chapters requires that at least one activity (in each grade group) be accomplished centered on the National Program Thrusts under EDUCATION, CULTURAL, CIVIC, SOCIAL/RECREATIONAL, and HEALTH.Chapter Programming is the “heart” of the organization. It is the way that we “create a medium of contact for children that stimulates growth and development.”

Chapter History

Chester County Chapter (PA) of Jack & Jill

One day in September 1975, a group of twenty Black mothers met at the Malvern, PA home of the late Dr. F. DeVida Johnson. Calling themselves “Las Madres,” which means “The Mothers” in Spanish, these women planted the seeds for a chapter by forming an interest group for Jack and Jill. They worked diligently for a year to develop programs for their children and to provide community service to the Greater Delaware Valley.The Chester County Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is proud to serve and impact the Delaware Valley. We are honored to continue in the path blazed by our founders and continue to plant seeds of leadership through constructive civic, community service, cultural, educational, financial literacy, health, legislative, and recreational and social programs.

2022-24 Chapter Officers

Darlene Phillips
Deardra Campbell
Vice President
Nicole Anderson
Program Director

Tamara Thomas Smith
Carolyn Rawlins
Financial Secretary
Melissa Ayers
Recording Secretary

Myra Cornwell
Corresponding Secretary
Lana Womack
Robin Vann Lynch


Thank you again for your interest in Jack and Jill of America, Inc.We are a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 to19, dedicated to nurturing future Leaders by supporting children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. Jack and Jill is divided into 252 local chapters within 7 geographical regions in the United States.Membership can be obtained via invitation or via legacy status.

Membership via Invitation

Membership in the Chester County Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. can be 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 and 19 years, and reside within current chapter boundaries.Additional details for seeking membership by invitation can be found on the Jack and Jill of America Inc. National website.

Legacy Membership

Legacy status is granted to each child (male or female) who graduates from a Jack and Jill Chapter and whose mother is a member in good standing at the time of the child’s graduation from the chapter. Once the child desires to enter Jack and Jill through their Legacy Status, the legacy will be verified through the chapter by completing and submitting the legacy application which is located below. The application should be filled out and forwarded to the current chapter president of the chapter in which he/she graduated out from. If at the time the chapter cannot verify the legacy, the chapter files at headquarters will be researched to verify Legacy. If a Legacy certificate was filed for the child, it will be in the Chapter Files at Headquarters.

Review the Legacy Brochure & obtain a Legacy Form to submit to Headquarters by January 31st.

Community Service

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

Chester County Loose Change Drive 2018

CCJJ Highlights

Milestones & Chapter News

"New" Moms

Congratulations to the beautiful and talented newly initiated members of Chester County Chapter of Jack and Jill! Welcome to our Jack and Jill Family!

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

Black Mom Magic

Thank you to our 5 Star⭐️ Immediate Past President Monica Harper Alston! Also a heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS again to all the mother's that were recognized - especially Erikal Roberts, our Distinguished Mother of the Year and our Fab 5 graduating mothers.

Gavel Club

We had a great year with our Gavel Club – these young public speakers did an awesome job this year.

Father's Auxiliary Group

All who attended our Welcome Back Soirée.

Membership Bonding

Mentors and Mentees all together! We had a great celebration as we close out our program year.

Summer Social

JJCC Mothers Summer Social; A beautiful way to end the summer.

Tickets - $65

(plus a $2.50 convenience fee)Proceeds benefit the Foundation's scholarship & community service projects


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Member Access

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.

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:

Setting up a Google accountGoogle Drive Help CenterGoogle Calendar Help Center

Once, you've created a Gmail account, please send the email address to [email protected] to obtain additional access to the links.

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