The Jamaica Foundation of Houston is involved in educational, charitable and civic activities with institutions and individuals in
the greater Houston community as well as in Jamaica.
Below is a list of some of our support and participation currently and in the recent past:
- March of Dimes—March for Babies—We have sponsored, supported and participated in this event annually for many years.
- College scholarships for students at local universities—based on merit and need, we have supported more than 200 scholarships thus far.
- Dyslexia Intervention Training—sponsored workshops in Jamaica for English teacher training to identify and mediate students with dyslexia, using resource professionals from the Neuhaus Center and St. Thomas University in Houston.
- Educational materials and supplies for schools and libraries in Jamaica—computers, fax machine and books as well as classroom supplies.
- School Library in Jamaica—built a separate Library building on the campus of an all-age school in Clarksonville, St. Ann, Jamaica.
- Supported Hurricane Katrina families—provided food, clothing, furniture, rent, automobile and college tuition fees for families from Louisiana relocated in Houston.
- Hurricane Disaster Relief Supplies—provided and shipped many 40-foot containers of medical equipment, food, clothing and other supplies to Jamaica after several hurricanes.
- Supported the founding of a secondary school in Haiti after the earthquake disaster.
- Participation, support and membership in community organizations—
- Honorary Jamaican Consulate in Houston
- Houston/Missouri City Domino Club
- Jamaica Nurses Repair of the Breach
- Africa Cancer Care
- Children Are First Heart Gift Houston
- Dallas West Indies United Association
- Caribbean Chamber of Commerce
- Galveston Chamber of Commerce
- Houston I-Fest
- Caribbean American Foundation of Texas