Our Chapter

The Midlothian Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. was formally installed on September 15, 1990 in Chesterfield, Virginia with chapter Officers and forty-three (43) mothers installed as charter members. While the geographic boundaries for the chapter have changed during the years, this has not dampened Midlothian’s mission of development excellence for our children and those within the Greater Richmond community.

For more than 30 years, the Mighty Midlothian Chapter has upheld a legacy of growth, service, excellence, and leadership in the MARvelous Mid-Atlantic Region. As we navigate the uncharted waters created by a global pandemic, our children remain our top priority. We remain committed to our tradition of quality programming and philanthropic activities in line with the Mission and Purpose of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

At the 43rd National Convention, the Midlothian Chapter was recognized for achieving Five Star 2.0 Excellence.

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About Jack and Jill of America

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. In 1946, 10 chapters were involved in the national restructuring process. The constitution and bylaws were drawn up, and the organization was incorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware.

Today, Jack and Jill boasts 252 chapters nationwide, representing more than 40,000 family members.

Each chapter plans annual programming activities guided under our five point programmatic thrust:

Cultural Awareness

We remember the ways of living developed by communities and passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values. Through our cultural heritage we honor and preserve those who are making a difference in our community by teaching our children to cherish their past and be excited about the future.

Educational Development

The core of the Jack and Jill of America philosophy is that every child – if given the proper guidance and opportunity – can be developed into a leader. Whether it is through skill enhancement or understanding the concepts of integrity, Jack and Jill has become a national icon in creating effective leaders.

Social/ Recreational

We are social beings with a need for balance to function and maintain healthy lives. We believe it is necessary to engage our children both socially and recreationally, learning to interact with peers and others in a healthy, positive and productive manner. These activities promote processes that help to refresh and reinvigorate both the mind and body.


Chapters continue to embrace the importance of being more aware of health issues that impact our communities, resulting in an organization that is more health conscious. We are committed to providing healthy behaviors and personal empowerment programming and training for families to live healthy lifestyles.


Since our inception, we have been committed to legislation aimed at bettering the lives of all children. Past and present legislative advocacy focus has been on violence in the media, health and wellness initiatives, voter registration, responsible gun laws, and equal access to quality education.


We are a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 to 19, dedicated to nurturing future Leaders by supporting children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. Jack and Jill has 252 local chapters within 7 geographical regions in the United States.

Become a Member

If you are interested in becoming a member of this chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., you must be sponsored by a member(s) of the chapter. You will be invited to attend a meeting where pertinent information, such as the qualifications, cost, selection process, and other information will be discussed

An individual meeting all requirements and qualifications must then be approved by chapter vote to complete the selection process. Each chapter is autonomous and has specific criteria for sponsoring new members.

Legacy Membership

If you are a child or the spouse of a child whose mother graduated from a chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. in good standing and you meet the other criteria for membership, you are eligible for membership as a Legacy Member. Legacy forms can be obtained from our National Office.

  • 03-03-2022Mother’s Meeting (Virtual)
  • 04-24-2022Chapter 30th Anniversary Celebration

In the Spotlight

Congratulations to Mom Rudene Mercer Haynes for receiving the Distinguished Virginian Humanitarian Award
https://inclusiveva.org/awards/Richmond, Virginia
Congratulations to Chandler Grant who was elected as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Secretary
Congratulations to Dad “Ed” Baine who is now serving as President-Dominion Energy Virginia.
https://news.dominionenergy.com/2020-07-31-Dominion-Energy-Names-New-Executive-Leadership-TeamRichmond, Virginia


Our Chapter’s Leadership Board

Nina Sims

Chapter President

Tonya McCarther

Chapter Vice President

Jernice Giles

Chapter Program Director

Sadeqa Johnson

Chapter Recording Secretary

Jokita Bragg

Chapter Corresponding Secretary

Tara Cherry

Chapter Treasurer

Yolanda Crewe

Chapter Financial Secretary

Taya Jarman

Chapter Editor

Community Service

Local Philanthropies that we have had the honor of partnering with

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    We look forward to hearing from you about membership or how our members can serve your philanthropy and our community.