Jack and Jill of America Incorporated is a non-profit family organization dedicated to the interest of children and committed to providiing them with culturally and educationally enriched recreatioanl, social, and civic programs. Founded in Philadelphia in 1938 and incorporated in 1946 , the organization currently has approximately 210 chapters
Jack and Jill boasts 247 chapters nationwide, representing more than 40,000 family members. Each chapter plans annual programming activities guided under a general five point programmatic thrust: cultural awareness, educational development, health (education and advocacy), civic (legislative advocacy and service) and social/recreational areas. Through service projects, Jack and Jill of America creates a medium of contact for children to stimulate their growth and development. Through lobbying, educational programming, dissemination of education materials, and the organization of community and charitable events, Jack and Jill has promoted the public awareness and interests of children including child development, child growth, child quality of life, child care and the promotion of children’s rights.