Providing access to resources that will positively impact the social conditions of Jamaicans in Jamaica and in Rochester, NY.
Our 2024 scholarship application is now available!
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17TH ANNUAL GALA

Friday, July 28, 2023
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Hyatt Regency Rochester
125 E Main Street Rochester, NY 14604
(Downtown Rochester)

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One Love (Movie Screening)
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Cinemark Tinseltown Rochester and IMAX
291 Buffalo Rd
Rochester, NY 14624

Join us for a private screening of One Love hosted by the Rochester Jamaican Organization on Wednesday, February 14th at Tinseltown!

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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.

2024 Scholarship Applications

Our 2024 Scholarship Applications are now open! The deadline to apply is April 1, 2024.

Our scholarship opportunities provide financial support for Rochester-area college students. Please see below a list of our scholarships, click the button to apply.

  • RJO Linford Hamilton Memorial Scholarship (3 awardees will be selected)
  • RJO Constellation Ginna Scholarship (2 awardees will be selected)
  • RJO Steel Tech Fabricators, Inc. Scholarship
  • RJO Scholarship Application*

*When you apply for our RJO Scholarship Application you will be considered for all of the following scholarships:

  • Deloris Asynthia Lewis Memorial Scholarship
  • Nico Mundy Scholarship Fund‍
  • Friends of RJO Scholarship
  • RJO Advisory Council Scholarship
  • RJO MCC Foundation Scholarship
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Become a Member Today

Join our general meetings on the first Thursday of each month.

6 PM - 8 PM
Meetings are held via Zoom.

To gain access to the meeting link please email
rochesterjamaicanorg@yahoo.com

For more information, call
585-234-2119.

Charitable Agenda in Jamaica

Each year, the Rochester Jamaican Organization chooses a beneficiary for our annual fundraising gala. Given the Theodora Project's track record for the past ten years, we are pleased to continue with our support of this very deserving organization.

Our impact also includes past support for students attending the Rose Hill and McCooks Pen Primary Schools and the Edna Manley School of Performing Arts.

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Member Today

Join our general meetings on the first Thursday of each month.

6 PM - 8 PM

Meetings are held via Zoom. Please email rochesterjamaicanorg@yahoo.com to get the link for the meeting.

For more information, call
585-234-2119.

Academic Scholarships

Our scholarship opportunities provide financial support for Rochester-area college students. Please see below a list of our scholarships, click the button to apply.

Deloris Asynthia Lewis Memorial Scholarship

Nico Mundy Scholarship Fund

RJO Linford Hamilton Memorial Scholarship

Monroe Community College Scholarship

RJO Constellation Ginna Scholarship

Friends of RJO Scholarship

RJO Advisory Committee Scholarship

Charitable Agenda in Jamaica

Each year, the Rochester Jamaican Organization chooses a beneficiary for our annual fundraising gala. Given the Theodora Project's track record for the past ten years, we are pleased to continue with our support of this very deserving organization.

Our impact also includes past support for students attending the Rose Hill and McCooks Pen Primary Schools and the Edna Manley School of Performing Arts.
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Scholarship & Nomination Applications

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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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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!
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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!

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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...