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HISTORY

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NATIONAL HISTORY

MISSION: Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is a membership   organization of mothers with children ages 2-19, dedicated to nurturing future African- American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.

The late Marion Stubbs Thomas founded Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated on January 24, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Twenty mothers came together to discuss creating an organization to provide social, cultural and educational opportunities for youth between the ages of two and nineteen. In 1946, ten chapters were involved in the national restructuring process. Constitution and bylaws were drawn up and the organization was incorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware.

Today, Jack and Jill boasts over 230 chapters nationwide, representing over 40,000 family members. Each chapter plans annual programming activities guided under a national theme. Through service projects, Jack and Jill of America creates a medium of contact for children to stimulate their growth and development.

“To us as mothers, it [Jack and Jill] has become a means of furthering an inherent and natural desire …to bestow upon our children all the opportunities possible for a normal and graceful approach to a beautiful adulthood.”  Marion Stubbs Thomas

REGIONAL HISTORY

The Far West Region encompasses the Western most states in the United States. There are currently 28 chapters in the states of California, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Alaska and Oregon. In the last decade two chapters joined the region and one was reactivated. The most recent installation was in 2002 when the Far West Region installed the Alaska Angels based in Anchorage. Alaska were voted in as a Provisional Chapter during the 2002 National Convention in Los Angeles, CA.

 

In 1949, the expanding arms of Jack and Jill of America reached across the nation to form the Los Angeles Chapter, the first chapter in the Far West Region. 1952 brought two additional chapters into the region, the Phoenix Chapter and the San Francisco Chapter. Through 1955-1958 the following chapters were charted: Oakland Bay Area Chapter (1955), San Diego Chapter (1955), Pasadena Chapter (1956), Sacramento Chapter (1956) South Los Angeles Chapter (1957), and Seattle Chapter (1958). In 1968, the San Jose Chapter joined the ranks of Far West Region chapters. The Tri-Valley Chapter became a part of the Far West Region in 1994. 

Far West Region chapters strive for excellence in programming, membership, community service and philanthropy. Our purpose driven mission is to give children the opportunity to grow, flourish, achieve, learn and prosper where they live and to share that knowledge with those children in their communities.

TRI-VALLEY HISTORY

Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Tri-Valley Chapter, was sponsored by the Contra Costa County Chapter and was organized by Denise Pugh.  The first organizational meeting was held on Saturday, June 20, 1992.  The vision was to bring together African American families who live in the areas of southern Alameda County to increase their sense of community, provide support collectively, promote opportunities for networking, and contribute to the aims and means of Jack and Jill by giving back to their communities.

The Tri-Valley Chapter’s installation ceremony was held on October 23, 1994 by Jacqueline D. Scott, Past National Program Director and Ida Younge, Past Far West Regional Director.

Denise Pugh

Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Tri-Valley Chapter, was sponsored by the Contra Costa County Chapter and was organized by Denise Pugh.  The first organizational meeting was held on Saturday, June 20, 1992.  The vision was to bring together African American families who live in the areas of southern Alameda County to increase their sense of community, provide support collectively, promote opportunities for networking, and contribute to the aims and means of Jack and Jill by giving back to their communities.

The Tri-Valley Chapter’s installation ceremony was held on October 23, 1994 by Jacqueline D. Scott, Past National Program Director and Ida Younge, Past Far West Regional Director.

First president - Denise Pugh (1994 to 1998)

Second president - Linda Walls (1998 - 2002)

Third president - Lisa Tyler-Stanley (2002 - 2006)

Fourth president - Norma Ryles (2006 to 2010)

Fifth president - Deborah Moss-West (2010-2012)

Sixth president - LaTanya Bellow (2012-2013)  

Seventh president - Leticha Hawkins (2013-2014)

Eighth president - Windy Bryant (2014 - 2018)

Current president - Regina Lucas

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