Rochester Jamaican Organization
Providing access to resources that will positively impact social conditions of Jamaicans in Jamaica and in Rochester, NY.
Our values
our mission
Rochester Jamaican Organization Inc. is committed to improving the lives of Jamaicans living in Rochester and Jamaica through its own capacity building and collaboration with U.S and Jamaica based organizations.

Join us & Become a Member

Join our general meetings the first Thursday of each month.

6 PM - 8 PM
1099 Jay St.
Building J, 3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14611

For more information, call 585-234-2119.

Providing Academic
Scholarships

Our scholarship opportunities provide financial support for Rochester-area college students. Check out 3 of our scholarships below and learn more about our other scholarship opportunities by clicking the button below.

Deloris Asynthia Lewis Memorial Scholarship is awarded yearly in honor of our Founder.

Nico Mundy Scholarship Fund put forth by his family in honor of their generous father

Monroe Community College Scholarship supports students attending MCC.

Charitable Agenda in Jamaica

Our impact includes sponsoring students attending the Rose Hill and McCooks Pen primary schools; Edna Manley school of Performing Arts; and The Theodora Project.
Join our mission

Scholarship & Nomination Applications

Click to download the nomination or scholarship form.

Community Sponsorship Opportunities

Support the Rochester Jamaican Organization and our mission to provide access to networks and resources to Jamaicans in Jamaica and in Rochester.
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Support Opportunities

Support the Rochester Jamaican Organization

Support the Rochester Jamaican Organization and our mission to provide access to networks and resources to Jamaicans in Jamaica and in Rochester.
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TEstimonials & Stories

"I am sincerely honored to have been selected as the recipient of the Rochester Jamaican Scholarship Organization. This scholarship is a blessing because it is helping me to complete college...receiving the scholarship isn't just about the money, it portrays the image that I'm seen as having potential for the future of our society."

— RJO Scholarship Recipient

"My educational pursuits would not be possible without generous support from scholarship sponsors like this organization. I want to thank the Rochester Jamaican Organization for enabling this opportunity! And for investing in my future."

- 2015 MCC Foundation Scholarship Recipient 
Celebrating 60 years of Jamaica!
Event

16th Annual Independence Gala

Ticket sales are now closed. Thank you to all who have purchased tickets! We look forward to celebrating 60 years of Jamaica's independence with you on Friday, July 22, 2022!

You can still support our mission by donating to the Rochester Jamaican Organization!
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Latest News

The Theodora Project

The Theodora Project — an outreach program of the United Church of Negril — was established in 2004 in response to the human-trafficking crisis in Western Jamaica.

This initiative provides education and housing to youth, 17-25 years old, who have been or are at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking...