Welcome to the Award Winning South Suburban Chicago Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated’s website. Our chapter was organized in 1976 and has been recognized for our outstanding children’s programming and providing scholarships to local high school students in the South Suburban Chicago community.

Jack & Jill of America, Incorporated is a National Organization which was organized on January 24, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by the late Marion Stubbs Thomas. Today the organization is comprised of over 230 chapters nationwide with over 40,000 family members.

We are an organization of mothers dedicated to raising the next generation of African American leaders through service, philanthropy and programming while enhancing the lives of all children. We work to accomplish our mission through diverse programs and activities focused on leadership development, cultural exposure, community service, legislative advocacy and philanthropic giving.

Our current National President, Joli Cooper-Nelson, has identified the 2016-2018 National Theme as “The Power to Make a Difference”. This theme serves to complement the programming delivered at the chapter level by focusing on initiatives that will equip our members and youth with the power to make positive and meaningful contributions in our chapters, our communities and in the lives of children around the country.

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Our chapter is on “FIRE” to make a positive impact in our community while developing our children into outstanding, civic-minded, future leaders.

Legislative Initiative

Legislative Initiatives

On March 4, 2017 from 3-5 pm the Legislative Committee led by Chair LaTonya Ford executed an enlightening program on Human Trafficking at Ingalls Hospital in Harvey, IL. Powerful presentations were made by Detective Sandra Baptiste, Cassandra Ma, Senator Toi Hutchinson, and Maureen (Moe) Forte.

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South Suburban Chicago Teens

The South Suburban Chicago Teen Group interacts in a self-governing environment strategically aligned with the mothers’ program. This structure and dynamic is aimed to develop and nurture their leadership skills.

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Super Chronicles

Jack and Jill of America’s Children’s Anthology

South Suburban Chicago Chapter is proud of our 4 Jack and Jill Literary Mastermind Contest authors whose submissions were selected to be published in the first Jack and Jill of America’s Children’s Anthology entitled “The Super Chronicles.” 

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“Let’s Work. Let’s Play. Let’s Live Together.”