From the meeting of those twenty mothers in Philadelphia, the idea of bringing together the children in a social and cultural relationship spread to New York City, where a similar organization was started in 1939. The third club was formed in March 1940, in Washington, D.C. Thus, Jack and Jill, which began as a local group, became an inter-city association.
After four successful years in Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, enthusiasm and interest in Jack and Jill spread westward, and in 1944 a chapter was formed in Pittsburgh and in 1952 the first chapters west of the Mississippi were formed in New Orleans, LA and Houston, TX.
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