Connected to our Community.
OPERATION YWCA AFTER SCHOOL SNACK DRIVE
Connected to our history.
2017 MLK DAY OF SERVICE ORAL HISTORY PROJECT AT THE HISTORIC BALLARD HOUSE
Connected to our Jack and Jill Family.
2016 CHILDREN'S BALL
The purpose of the Teen Group is to create a medium for Teens to provide constructive educational, cultural, civic, recreational, health, and social programs by and for Teens within the Birmingham Chapter: and to interpret the programs and promote the projects of the Regional and National organization.
Jack and Jill of America Foundation
The mission of the Jack and Jill Foundation is to address issues affecting African American children and families, by investing in programs and services that create a strong foundation for children to thrive long-term.
In December 2016, the Birmingham Chapter hosted our Signature Fundraiser and Fashion Show at The Clothing Tree by Deborah. A portion of the proceeds benefitted the Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Children's Village and Raleigh's House.
Birmingham Chapter Associate Jewels
2017-18 Birmingham Chapter Associate Group Officers:
Pat Billups, Chair
Donna Lawson, Co Chair/Secretary
Adrienne Jones, Treasurer
Brenda Adams, Financial Secretary
Monica Yates Mitchell, Activity Chair
Samuetta Drew, Activity Co Chair
Brenda Taylor, Chaplain
History of the Associate Group of the Birmingham Chapter:
The Associate Group of the Birmingham Chapter was formally chartered at the Homewood Library in the Fall of 2003 under the leadership of Chapter President Dr. Brenda Carter Taylor. The induction of the first chartered Associate Group in the Southeastern Region was by Regional Director Ruth Wilson. The Chair was Mrs. Vanessa Falls and members included Mrs. Levoria Bushleon, Dr. Janice Jackson, Mrs. Iris Williams, Mrs. Addie Pugh, Mrs. Frankie Satisfield, Dr. Dannetta Thornton and Mrs. Joy Wilson.
As of October 2016, the Birmingham Chapter has twenty-seven associate jewels. This is the largest group in our history! We Are Connected!
Thank you for your interest in the Birmingham Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated. Membership into Jack and Jill is by invitation of a current member of the chapter.
Legacy status is granted to a child who graduates from a Jack and Jill Chapter and whose mother is a member in good standing at the time of the graduation. The female child or spouse of a male child is entitled to automatically become a member upon submission of an application and payment as long as they have a child at least 2 years old at the time of installation. Additional information on legacy status and an application can be found on our national website- JackandJillInc.org.
NATIONAL THEME: THE POWER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Programming is what drives our chapter. A well-organized program of activities coupled with proper planning equals exemplary planning.
Our National Program Thrusts are:
The Birmingham Chapter is divided into the following age groups:
2016-18 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
2nd VP/Program Director
Sergeant at Arms
Intellectual Property Chair
Former Chapter President
About Our Chapter
CHARTERED ON SEPTEMBER 30, 1955 AT THE HISTORIC BALLARD HOUSE
The Birmingham Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated was organized by Mrs. Marguerite W. Stewart, and became a Provisional Chapter on November 7, 1954. Our chapter was chartered as the sixty-sixth chapter of Jack and Jill on September 30, 1955. The Charter officers and members were installed by National President Mrs. Nellie G. Roulhac at the historic Ballard House in Birmingham, Alabama. Birmingham Chapter member, Mrs. Alpha Robertson served as the first Southeastern Regional Director (1959-1963). As of the 2016-17 programming year, the chapter has grown from its twenty charter members in 1955 to a membership of seventy-seven active members and twenty-seven associates. Since inception, our theme and focus has been to provide excellent programming for our children in a supportive environment that will enable them to grow and flourish.
We Are Connected to our community, history and our Jack and Jill family.
Welcome Mothers and Visitors:
On behalf of the 77 phenomenal mothers of the Birmingham Chapter, I am very excited to welcome you to our new website!
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 2 and 19. Since 1955, the Birmingham Chapter has maintained-- with pride and excellence-- Jack and Jill’s mission of nurturing generations of future African American leaders through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. Our talented Executive Committee remains passionately committed to these values and the standard of excellence in which we implement our programming.
The mothers of the Birmingham Chapter work together to make a difference through service in our chapter, in our community and in the lives of ALL children. We are connected.
Connected in Jack and Jill,
Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated