On behalf of the more than 180 mothers in the Awesome Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., it is my honor and pleasure to welcome you to our website. We are thrilled that you desire to learn more about Jack and Jill of America and the Atlanta Chapter. We take pride in being a shining example of the vision of our founder, Marion Stubbs Thomas, who desired an organization designed to “stimulate social and cultural relationship between our children.”
Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is a membership organization of mothers who are dedicated to nurturing future leaders by providing opportunities for children (ages 2-19) through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. We believe every child can be a leader!
Years following the establishment of the national organization in January 1938, the Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill was installed on September 16, 1951. For more than 65 years, we continue to meet the aims of the national organization by providing unique experiences that aid mothers’ and children’s growth in mutual respect for one another, themselves and the community at large.
Due to the legacy of the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Chapter is humbled and fortunate to have close ties to the nation’s civil rights history. For decades, the Chapter has welcomed into its membership family members of known civil rights leaders, benefitting from their rich history and accomplishments and translating those experiences into valuable lessons of persistence and leadership today.
By developing and focusing our community service efforts in four critical areas - children’s health, women’s health, the environment and the economically disadvantaged - we have been, and continue to be, positioned to make a positive impact on the Metropolitan Atlanta community.
Our chapter follows the National Theme, “The Power to Make a Difference”, by giving our children and all children MORE opportunities to learn, MORE opportunities to experience our African-American heritage and MORE opportunities to express their creativity and passion. While doing so, we are fulfilling our Chapter theme of being #MOREthantheminimum!
Thank you for your interest in Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and the Atlanta Chapter!
Yours in Service,
Nicole Lawson Jenkins
Atlanta Chapter President
By Nicole Lawson Jenkins