Providing access to resources that will positively impact social conditions of Jamaicans in Jamaica and in Rochester, NY.

Upcoming Events

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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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Saturday, August 19, 2023
10 AM - 2 PM
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester
500 Genesee St.
Rochester, NY 14611

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Saturday, September 16, 2023
4 PM - 7 PM
Location: TBD

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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.

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

6 PM - 8 PM

Meetings are held via Zoom. Please email to get the link for the meeting.

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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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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!

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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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...