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.
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, childcare and the promotion of children’s rights.
Jack and Jill Oakland County Chapter ("JJOC") was organized as a provisional chapter in 1976 by Robbie Johnson and Bobbye Wilhite. JJOC was installed into the National Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. on September 10, 1978 by thirty-nine charter members. These mothers lived throughout Oakland County with a common goal to promote social, cultural, educational, recreational, and community service opportunities for their children. In 2021, JJOC will celebrate 43 years of excellence in the community under the leadership of Chandra McMillion.