Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
Erie Shores, OH Chapter
JACK AND JILL OF AMERICA, INC.
Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is a national membership organization of mothers with children ages 2-19, dedicated to the mission of nurturing future African-American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. The organization was founded in Philadelphia in 1938 as a way to provide access to opportunities that African-American children might not otherwise have had.
Today, Jack and Jill boasts over 230 chapters representing over 40,000 families nationwide. Each chapter plans annual programming activities guided under a national theme. Our current Mid-Western Region Theme, "Living the Jack and Jill Experience: Mission-Minded, Dream Driven," supports and evokes the sentiments of our founder, Marion Stubbs Thomas “to bestow upon our children all the opportunities possible for a normal and graceful approach to a beautiful adulthood.”
The Erie Shores, Ohio chapter seeks to create programming to carry out our national organization's mission of being a premier African-American organization dedicated to shaping tomorrow's leaders. We seek to develop partnerships in the greater Cleveland and Akron areas that will help our children focus on the issues and needs in the community and show them how they can have a positive impact on the world in which they live.
Let's Work. Let's Play.
Let's Live Together.
JACK AND JILL OF AMERICA CREATES A MEDIUM OF CONTACT FOR CHILDREN TO STIMULATE THEIR GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT.
Programming Is What We Do
ABOUT ERIE SHORES
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Interested in Becoming a Member of Jack and Jill of America, Erie Shores Chapter?
Jack and Jill, 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.
All Prospective New Moms must be sponsored by a member of the local chapter who will invite you and your family to chapter activities, introduce you to other members and show you how we operate.
Chapter membership is limited to a chapter whose geographic boundaries cover your primary residence. For J&J Erie Shores Chapter membership, your primary residence must be within our Erie Shores geographic boundaries: which covers most of Cuyahoga county and some zip codes 44056, 44067, 44087 and 44202 in Summit County Ohio.
You will be invited to attend a meeting where pertinent information, such as the qualifications, cost, selection process, and other information will be discussed.
An individual meeting all membership requirements must also be approved by chapter vote to complete the selection process. Each chapter is autonomous and has specific criteria for sponsoring new members.
If you are a child or the spouse of a child whose mother graduated from a chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. in good standing and you meet the other criteria for membership, you are eligible for membership as a Legacy Member. Legacy forms can be obtained from our National Office or by clicking here for a brochure or here for an application.
Frequently asked questions
When was Jack and Jill of America, Inc. organized?
Jack and Jill of America, Inc. was organized in 1938 in Philadelphia, PA., by Marion Stubbs Thomas. There are two founders: Marion Stubbs Thomas and Louise Truitt Jackson.
What is Carole Robertson Memorial Day?
Carole Robertson Memorial Day is observed during the month of September to honor a Jack and Jill Teen that was killed in the Birmingham Alabama church bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. Memorial activities in honor of Carole Robertson can be for the entire chapter, but are strongly recommended for teen groups.
Can fathers be members of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.?
Fathers do not hold membership in Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated. They do support the mothers and the organization through the Fathers’ Auxiliary Groups. Fathers groups cannot have separate checking accounts, bylaws, or officers.
How do I apply for membership?
Please Visit our Membership page for full details on the membership process.
What are the boundaries of the Erie Shores chapter?
The geographic areas of this chapter represent the same boundaries of the current Cleveland Chapter of Jack and Jill, Inc. and also zipcodes 44056, 44067, 44087 and 44202 of the Akron Chapter of Jack and Jill, Inc.
When was Jack and Jill of America, Inc. founded?
Jack and Jill of America, Inc. was founded on January 24, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pa., by Marion Stubbs Thomas. There are two founders: Marion Stubbs Thomas and Louise Truitt Jackson.
Who was the first National President?
The first National President was Dorothy B. Wright, one of the organizers of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated.
Who is the current National President of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
Danielle Brown is the 26th National President of Jack and Jill of America Inc.