Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
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.
The Fabulous Fort Worth Chapter
The Fort Worth Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. was chartered in 1955. Jack and Jill of America's mission is to develop leaders of tomorrow through our National Programmatic Thrusts of leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. As Mothers with similar beliefs and values, we have embraced those thrusts and incorporated them into our local programming. Our Jack and Jill village is charged with providing meaningful experiences and opportunities that will allow our children to flourish. Our Chapter works cohesively to ensure our programming is the cornerstone that drives the engagement mothers and children.