Jack and Jill of America, Inc. 43rd National Convention

Dear Mothers and Associates,

The 2016-2018 National Executive Board is honored to host you at our 43rd National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri from July 25th to July 29th.  Convention events and accommodations will be at the Westin Kansas City and the Sheraton Kansas City; both hotels are at Crown Center. 

This year's National Convention offers an opportunity for reflection,, celebration, and inspiration as Jack and Jill of America, Inc. celebrates 80 Years of Love, Leadership, and Legacy and our Foundation celebrates 50 Years of Making a Difference.

We will pay homage to our past, celebrate our present, and lay the foundation for an inspired future dedicated to improving the lives of all children.  On Tuesday, July 24th, before our Opening Ceremony, we will once again host the JMB Teen Leadership Summit and the Marion Stubbs Thomas Leadership Academy for our emerging and experienced leaders.  Registration information for these invitation-only events will be shared in April.

Our Mothers in the Cool & Classy Central Region, under the leadership of Regional Director Robin Rice Hodges, Convention Chair Janelle Harvey, and Co-Chairs Angela Hardman and Tiauna Ousley, are working to ensure our 2018 National Convention is a memorable experience for everyone.  Each day promises engaging programs and activities for our Mothers, Fathers, Associates, Teens, and Children.

Just imagine...

·     Jack and Jill 80th Anniversary Museum

·     Shabby Chic Welcome Party

·     Adventures in OZ - A Cool & Classy Night in the Historic Union Station

·     Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

·     Power of the Purse and Little Black Dress Affair

·     Concert Featuring D.L. Hughley and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

·     Leadership & Legislative Breakfast with Special Guest Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

·     American Jazz Museum

·     Black and White Closing Gala

·     Past Presidents' Book Signing and our New History Book

·    New Provisional Groups

·     New National Officer Elections

We wish to recognize and thank all our National Convention partners, especially, Bank of America Merrill Lynch our Founding Sponsor, for their generosity and belief in the mission of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

We Look forward to seeing you in KC!

Joli Cooper-Nelson
25th National President
Jack and Jill of America, Inc.