History

Chapter History


We are Jack and Jill!

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. was founded in 1938 by Marion Stubbs and nineteen other spectacular mothers who had a vision to promote cultural heritage and build strong social relationships that aid in the development of world class leaders among all children.

We continue to advance our Founder’s visions of innovative and ingenious programming that centers around...Read More

The Greater Ypsilanti Area Interest Group was founded and organized in September 1985, by Dr. Jan Collins-Eaglin and Tracy Brown White with the interest of Dr. Kenneth Hicks.

The trio firmly believed that tangible goals could be reached through unity of purpose with those of similar interest, concerns, and aspirations. It was also their belief that a health situation for their children demands an active participation as well as civic, social, educational, and cultural activities for personal development. Furthermore, it was felt that it was up to the parents to stimulate, foster, and provide these activities for all children.
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I Can’t. You Can. Vote!
The Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Ypsilanti Chapter children in Grade Groups 1 - 5 (ages 2 to 13) created a public service announcement: "I Can't. You Can. Vote!" to encourage voters to cast their ballots on behalf of issues important to children. Please watch and share/re-post to help the children spread their message! You can purchase the t-shirts worn by the children at https://www.customizedgirl.com/s/icantyoucanVote. Adult "Voting for the Future" shirts may be purchased as well. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Jack and Jill Foundation and local non-profit organizations. #JJYpsiVotes #JJOAVotes #WhenWeAllVote #JJOAWWAV
Click here to read the Press Release.