Welcome to the website of the Austin Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated. We are a cooperative group of dynamic mothers, committed to strengthening children through leadership development activities, cultural experiences, civic engagement opportunities and meaningful volunteerism. Our intent is to provide a supportive Village for our children, one which fosters positive self-identity, educational readiness, and cultural awareness.

We are proud to be a part of a national organization which has developed future African-American leaders for 80 years. For 65 of those years, the Austin chapter has partnered with local and national organizations whose purpose is to support children and family health and welfare. We are honored to have contributed our time and resources to organizations such as, the March of Dimes, Ronald McDonald House Charities, George Washington Carver Museum and Library, and National Alliance of Mental Health (NAMI).

Family is the center of everything we do. Austin Chapter parents are dedicated to the objectives of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and to supporting each other.  We recognize our families are our source of strength. It is through this collective, we aim to encourage and equip our children to reach their full potential.

I am honored to serve as the 30th president of the Austin Chapter. I look forward to working with Mothers and community organizations for the advancement of our children; for ALL Children.

We are Committed to our Mission, Inspired by our Mothers, Passionate about our Children.


Tarah Townsend

Austin Chapter President, 2018-2020; Jack and Jill of America, Inc.