As a membership organization of moms with children ages 2-19, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., is dedicated to nurturing future African-American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving, and civic duty. Jack and Jill is an African American organization formed during the Great Depression in 1938 by moms with the idea of bringing children together in a social and cultural environment.
Each Jack and Jill chapter plans annual March of Dimes programming activities that include March for Babies, and Prematurity Awareness Month each November. They also hosted a “Share Your Story” event to provide members a platform to discuss their personal stories connected to our mission. These stories demonstrate how our partnership has a real impact on moms, babies, and families in need. There’s a strong bond between these two organizations that are both fighting for the health of all moms and babies, and ensuring health equity for all.