Jack and Jill of America, Inc
Clear Lake / Bay Area Chapter
Jack and Jill is a family organization dedicated to the purpose of developing our children and fostering life-long friendships with other families in the community. We provide cultural, educational, recreational and community service opportunities aimed at enhancing and enriching the lives of our children.
Jack & Jill of America, Inc. was founded January 24, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from a meeting of 20 mothers by the leadership of Marion Stubbs Thomas with the idea of bringing together children in a social and cultural environment. In 1964, as more groups became active, bylaws were drawn up and incorporated under the laws of Delaware. The organization was a nonprofit family organization by mothers of children between the ages of 2 and 19 holding membership. With over 70 years since inception, the organization continues on, dedicating its resources to improving the quality of life, particularly African-American children.
The Clear Lake/Bay Area Chapter was established in 1988.
Our founding mothers, Jackie Bolden, Louise Jefferson, Tella Johnson and Cheryl McNair met with members from the Missouri City/Fort Bend Chapter on August 5, 1986 to discuss establishing a chapter.
A majority vote, at the 1988 National Convention in San Francisco, unanimously granted provisional Chapter status to the Clear Lake/Bay Area Mothers' Club. This was the beginning of a dynamic group of mothers whose mission is to offer a variety of learning experiences to develop youth who understand the role of service in vitalizing the community and who provide capable, dedicated leadership within the community.
Our chapter currently has fifty-two members, eighty-nine children and youth and thirty associates.