By uniting individual members efforts, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. has built a strong, cohesive organization that positively impacts the lives of children, families and communities. Jack and Jill success is based on the depth of commitment, vision and confidence of its members.
We are a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 to 19, dedicated to nurturing future Leaders by supporting children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. Jack and Jill is divided into 235 local chapters within 7 geographical regions in the United States.
Membership can be obtained via legacy status or via invitation.
Please see the legacy tab below for information regarding obtaining membership via legacy status.
Membership via invitation. We appreciate your desire to join our organization. Prospective members must be sponsored by a current member in good standing of the chapter in which they are seeking membership. We encourage interested mothers to make contact with Jack and Jill members in their local communities to learn about specific membership guidelines and procedures. If you are unfamiliar with any current members of your local chapter you may choose to network with others in your community to gain contact with a chapter member. Please be aware that membership intake is at the sole discretion of each chapter. Obtaining a sponsor does not guarantee intake into the organization. For further information about the chapter closest to you, please visit the ‘regions’ section on our website. If you need additional assistance, please contact our National Office.
If there is no chapter in your area you may choose to start a new chapter. This process begins by gathering at least 25 interested mothers in your area and writing a letter of interest to the National Vice President Joli Cooper-Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once this letter has been received, we will contact you regarding the process of establishing a new chapter, or direct you to an existing chapter in your area.
Legacy Membership. Legacy status is granted to each child (male or female) who graduates from a Jack and Jill Chapter and whose mother is a member in good standing at the time of the child’s graduation from the chapter. Once the child desires to enter Jack and Jill through their Legacy Status the legacy will be verified through the chapter by completing and submitting the legacy application which is located below. The application should be filled out and forwarded to the current chapter president of the chapter in which he/she graduated out from. If at the time the chapter cannot verify the legacy, the chapter files at headquarters will be researched to verify Legacy. If a Legacy certificate was filed for the child it will be in the Chapter Files in Headquarters.
Thank you again for your interest in Jack and Jill of America, Inc.