The Mid-Atlantic Region was established in 1957 and included North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The Durham, NC chapter was the first chapter in the region, and was the sixth of the first ten charter chapters of the National Organization. The first Mid-Atlantic Regional Teen Conference was held in November 1953 in Newport News, VA. The Raleigh, NC chapter hosted the first Mid-Atlantic Mother's Regional Conference in 1959, under the direction of Regional Director Eva Miller. Ingrid Miller of Charlotte, NC served as National President from 1998-2000. The region has also hosted five National Conventions: 1954 Durham, NC; 1972, Roanoke, VA; 1986 Norfolk, VA; 2000 Charlotte, NC; and 2014 Charlotte, NC.
Although the Mid-Atlantic Region is one of the smallest regions, we have continued to implement the programming and legislative agenda of the National Organization. With only 29 chapters, the Marvelous Mid-Atlantic has and will continue to work to provide great experience for our children and be a force for positive and lasting change in our communities. #LongLiveJack&Jill
We believe all children can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
Jack and Jill of America, Inc., is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 to 19, dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.
The 2021-2023 Mid-Atlantic Region Leadership Team is excited to have the opportunity to work with the 29 chapters of the region. We are fortunate to have a host of talented families within the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Collectively, we are Fit, Focused and Ready as our families begin coming back together after the pandemic. Life is different but we have retained our bond - even virtually. As the premiere African American family organization, Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, we make it a priority to work, play and live together!