For Immediate Release
July 02, 2024
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Candace Moore, PhD, Communications Manager, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. │ (202) 920-5508

Elizabeth Chisolm, Executive Director, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. │ (202) 667-7010

(BPRW) Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Presents 46th National Convention July 23-28, 2024 in Minneapolis

The convention week consists of a memorial luncheon dedicated to the legacy of George Floyd, community health fair, performance by world famous drummer and percussionist Sheila E., and more

(Black PR Wire) WASHINGTON – Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, the most prominent African American family organization, will hold its 46th National Convention, July 23 through July 28, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The theme is “Celebrating A Masterpiece of Life, Love, Leadership, & Legacy.”

The 46th National Convention will present signature events, honor Jack and Jill’s notable alumni, and provide engaging opportunities with the organization’s partners. National President Kornisha McGill Brown said, “This convention promises to be a memorable gathering where we will celebrate our rich history, strengthen our bonds, and chart a course for the future of our organization. I encourage all attendees to make the most of this opportunity to connect with fellow members, learn from each other, and embrace the values that unite us as a Jack and Jill Family.”

Key events include a teen leadership summit, community health fair, national legislative luncheon, programming luncheon, sports-themed family night, special closing gala, and pre-national convention memorial luncheon titled “Advocating For Justice, Inspiring Change: Remembering the Legacy of George Floyd.” Jack and Jill of America, Inc. has been committed to honoring Mr. Floyd since he was tragically murdered on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis while in police custody. Civil rights activist, attorney, and Jack and Jill Father Benjamin Crump will be the memorial luncheon keynote speaker. The “Your Health, Your Legacy – A Health Fair Empowering You To Make A Difference” event is open to the public and will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Tuesday, July 23, 12:30 PM/CDT to 3:00 PM/CDT. It will empower attendees to make a positive difference, particularly those in the African American community. 

There are various highlights and curated opportunities for national convention attendees throughout the week. The President’s Welcome Reception at Paisley Park—an invitation-only event—will provide invited guests a chance to experience the extraordinary creative compound of late innovator and musical mastermind Prince, a Minneapolis native. Jack and Jill Fathers will attend a Minnesota Twins baseball game and tour the Minnesota Vikings Training Facility. This year’s national convention also offers a new Alumni Track for Jack and Jill Alums ages 19 through 25 to participate in various professional development sessions, panel discussions, financial planning seminars, and networking opportunities with corporate partners. Additionally, the week is comprised of even more designated events for Jack and Jill Teens, Children, Mothers, Associates, Fathers, and Alumni.

Featured 46th National Convention entertainers and special guests include iconic drummer and percussionist Shelia E., DJ Vince Adams, pioneering music group Bell Biv DeVoe, musicians Gritz and Jelly Butter, gospel recording artist Lady Tramaine Hawkins, and actor Jay Ellis.

Sponsors of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.’s 46th National Convention are the following:

  • Unilever 
  • Prudential   
  • Progressive Jack and Jill of America Foundation
  • Nickelodeon
  • AARP
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
  • MedTronic
  • Baxter
  • Double Good
  • American Family Insurance
  • Thrivent
  • Editas
  • Best Buy
  • Target
  • Fulcrum Therapeutics
  • Honest Company
  • Siebert Williams
  • Toro
  • Pohlad

There will also be an exciting announcement highlighting the organization’s new Pink and Blue Pages Business Directory. The inaugural directory is a celebration of the impact made through economic development and a commitment to support Black businesses. 

Established in 1938 by Black mothers with the mission of nurturing future African American leaders, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. currently holds biennial national conventions. Collectively, in addition to participating in the stellar events of the 46th National Convention, Jack and Jill Mother Members from across the nation will convene in Minneapolis to conduct the business of Jack and Jill so that the organization continues to flourish as it has done successfully for 86 years. This convention will officially complete 27th National President Kornisha McGill Brown’s noteworthy four years of service on two Jack and Jill of America, Inc. National Executive Boards, as well as her 17-year tenure as a mother member.  “We are so very grateful for this opportunity to bring our Jack and Jill Families together for our 46th National Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota,” she said. “As my final term of leading the organization as National President comes to an end, I look forward to gathering once again to perform the business of Jack and Jill and ‘Celebrating A Masterpiece of Life, Love, Leadership, and Legacy.’”


Jack and Jill of America, Inc. was founded in 1938 to nurture future African American leaders by stimulating the growth and development of children through educational, cultural, civic, recreational, health and social programs inspired by mothers. Through its 262 chapters organized in seven regions across the United States, Jack and Jill is considered the largest African American family organization in the nation representing 70,000 family members which includes, mother members, fathers, and children ages two through 19. For more information about Jack and Jill of America, Inc. please visit or @jackandjillinc on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, or LinkedIn: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Source: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.