In May, 1961, Cleveland, Ohio group provided guidance to the Akron group of 39 mothers and 98 children that called themselves “Oaks and Acorns”. In April 1962, the Cleveland chapter of Jack and Jill sent an advisory team to Akron for a progress report. In July 1962, at the National Convention the Akron Chapter was accepted into the national organization.
In the fall of 1962, the Akron chapter adopted their bylaws as a member of a national organizations, forming committees, developing activities for each of the five age groups and planning community projects.
On February 12, 1963, the Akron Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc was installed as a part of the national organization. The group consisted of 34 mothers and 77 children.