The Jamaica Foundation of Houston is a 501(c3) non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the cultural ties between Caribbean people and the Houston community.
2021 JFH Elections
The Foundation held its General Meeting & Elections on November 19, 2021.
Dr. Tamara Beckford, emergency room physician and founder of UR Caring Docs, spoke on the COVID pandemic in Jamaica and travel notices, as well as vaccinations in Houston. View her website at https://www.urcaringdocs.com
Meetings are held virtually until further notice >> CLICK HERE
Condolences to Ms. Darnette Hill and family for the loss of her sister-in-law. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and family during this painful time.
Content in Life and Love — Mr. Evon B. Bent — We keep in our prayers the family of Mr. Evon Bent, who passed on June 18, 2021. Mr. Bent was a man content in life and love. He was born in Top Hill, a small residential district which stands between Junction and Southfield in the parish of Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica. Mr. Bent is survived by his children, Mr. Robert Bent and Dr. Nicole Bent Jones, daughter-in-law Stephanie, son-in-law William, grandchildren, family and friends.
“Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” — Colin Powell — Our deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Colin Powell, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, secretary of state and national security adviser. Mr. Colin Powell, the son of Jamaican immigrants from the parish of Saint Elizabeth, is fondly remembered by family and friends.
We also invite you to partner with us in our scholarship and cultural events by advertising in our 2021 Jamaica Independence Souvenir Booklet. This year’s booklet will have a digital presence on our website and advertisements will be posted for 12 months from the celebration date.
View our 2019 Gala Souvenir Booklet for reference.
We look forward to you advertising with us at the following rates >> click here
COVID-19 AND SOCIAL DISTANCING
We continue our commitment to the health and safety of members and friends of the Jamaica Foundation of Houston. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to suspend in-person activities until further notice.
Please take advantage of these resources:
- Family Houston at https://www.familyhouston.org/
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevent at https://www.cdc.gov/
- West Houston Assistance Ministries at https://whamministries.org/
- Windsor Village United Methodist Church at https://www.umc.org
- Second Mile at https://www.secondmile.org/
- The Legacy Church at https://thelegacychurch.com in Sugarland
- First Methodist Houston at https://www.fmhouston.com at Beltway 8
- Consulate General of Jamaica | Miami, Florida
- Jamaica Travel Notice << click here for details
*Eligible people can also contact their health care provider directly for information about how to receive the vaccine.
A Jamaica Foundation Promoting Education & Understanding
We are a cultural and educational community resource focused on strengthening ties and awareness between the people of Houston and Jamaica.
We are involved in educational, charitable and civic activities with institutions and individuals in the greater Houston community as well as in Jamaica. Our Jamaica Foundation works with the March of Dimes, Dyslexia Intervention Training, Hurricane Disaster Relief and with many other charitable groups. We connect and participate with local organizations in events, fundraisers and by providing educational resources to the people of Jamaica.
Promoting cultural understanding, education and Volunteerism.