Greetings and thank you for visiting the website of the Milwaukee Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated.

We are a membership organization of mothers dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving, and civic duty. As we begin an exciting program year, I am humbled to serve as the 16th chapter president. I have the honor of serving alongside some amazing mothers and we are committed to making an impact on the lives of ALL children in our community.

Our history is rich and our legacy of serving children, families and the community has had a lasting positive impact on the lives that we touch. 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 two and nineteen.

Today, Jack and Jill encompasses over 230 chapters nationwide, representing over 40,000 families. Each chapter plans annual programming activities guided under a national theme. Through service projects, Jack and Jill of America seeks to create a culture for children to stimulate their growth and development.

Through innovative children and family activities, we offer a plethora of programs that focus on:

  • Leadership development
  • Volunteer service
  • Civic engagement
  • Legislative advocacy
  • Financial Literacy

Our 2017-2019 Chapter Theme consist of the 4 C’s:
Commitment- We are dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders.
Children- We strive to enhance the lives of all children within our families and within our communities.
Communication- We implement best practices to optimize chapter communication to include active listening, embracing honesty in a positive manner, motivating others, staying connected on a regular basis, and collaborating on chapter, committee, and group goals.
Connection- We invest into the development of lifelong relationships among our children and families through intentional engagement and support of meaningful relationships.

Milwaukee Chapter prides itself on the legacy of leadership that has emerged from this organization. We have had many teen officers serving at the Regional level and mothers who have served or are serving at the Regional and National levels; most notably, our 21st National President Jacqueline Moore Bowles.

The mighty members of the Milwaukee Chapter invite you to explore our website to learn more about this great organization!

In Service,

Dr. Dora Clayton-Jones
Milwaukee Chapter President 2017-2019