President’s Welcome

Joli Cooper-NelsonDear Mothers:

Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated has a legacy of extraordinary leadership and I am honored to follow in the footsteps of those visionary women who came before me.

As we begin this exciting two-year journey, I am excited to serve with such a talented group of servant-leaders and Sister-Moms, our new 2016-2018 National Executive Board members are:

  • National Vice President Danielle Brown, Eastern Region
  • National Program Director Vara Allen-Jones, Far West Region
  • National Recording Secretary Michelle Gentry Anderson, Central Region
  • National Corresponding Secretary Paula McCann Harris, South Central Region
  • National Treasurer Pamela Taylor, Mid-Atlantic Region
  • National Editor Tanya Hand, Mid-Western Region

As a leadership team, we have embraced these guiding principles as the foundation of everything we do:

  • Commit to Serving a Higher Purpose
  • Commit to Keeping Children First
  • Commit to Being Knowledgeable
  • Commit to Being Strategic
  • Commit to Being Accountable
  • Commit to Being Kind

My vision for Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated remains the same as our twenty founding mothers who met the night of January 24, 1938 to organize the “Jack and Jill Club” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nearly eighty years later, Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated continues to exist for the betterment of the lives of all children and as mothers, we must remain committed to serving an organization inspired by children and defined by visionary, courageous and passionate servant-leader-mothers. I strongly believe that every member has a unique role in shaping the future Jack and Jill of America, Inc. as our legacy will not be defined by what we say – but by what we do, for children.

As we prepare for a new program year, let us all take a moment and reflect on Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated’s aims and objectives and give thanks for the immeasurable value we continue to make in the lives of ALL children.

Our mission is real!

Serving to Make a Difference —

Joli Cooper-Nelson

25th National President




Contact Me:
Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated

Attention, Joli Cooper-Nelson, National President

1930 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009


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