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Recent Events 2024

May 18. Scholarship Awards Luncheon @11 am

Members, guests, and honored students joined us for our Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 11 am CT at Ashford United Methodist Church. Proceeds from ticket sales contributed to our scholarship fund, which supports students in pursuing their educational goals. Keynote speaker Ryan Bennett, Director of Radiation Oncology/Infusion/Breast Care Center at Houston Methodist Hospital-Clear Lake, shared inspiring words of wisdom and encouragement.

Click here for more scholarship information.

Winners of our drawing were announced at the Scholarship Luncheon. Prizes included an Apple watch, dinner for two at Love Bird Restaurant, or dinner for two at Tropical Diner.

Thank you to our donors and sponsors. We were pleased to award ten (10) scholarships to students — made possible by the generosity of our donors. Our heartfelt gratitude to our donors, whose support is invaluable in helping us achieve our mission.

Let us continue to invest in the next generation’s potential.

Click here to donate to the Scholarship Fund


May 11. Jamaica Consulate’s Hi-5 5K Run/Walk fundraiser

This year, our Houston group participated in a virtual walk rather than gathering at a local park. Participants were encouraged to walk or run virtually at 7 am and send a photo to the Foundation email.


Apr 20. JFH at EARN virtual BINGO

JFH helped to promote the EARN event virtual BINGO on April 20, 2024, at 5 pm via Zoom.

 

 


APR 20 :::: JFH participates in TXCSO Annual CSO FEST

JFH hosted a table at the Annual CSO Fest hosted by the Texas Caribbean Students Organization (TXCSO). We celebrated our shared heritage with students and guests on the University of Houston campus on April 20th!


APR 17-20 :::: JFH supports YORK CASTLE ROBOTICS TEAM – JAMAICA

The Foundation was able to support the York Castle Robotics Team by coordinating some of the meals and meal delivery with Lovebird Restaurant and Golden Krust.

Image reference from www.northcoasttimesja.com

 

 


Apr 19 :::: General Meeting

Members and friends of the JFH attended our General Meeting on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 7 pm CT. Our meeting was held at the Tracy Gee Community Center located at 3599 Westcenter Dr, Houston, TX 77042, in Houston’s Westchase District. We reviewed annual events and ways to volunteer with the organization.

 


Mar 23 :::: JFH at Sugarland Kite Festival

The Jamaica Foundation of Houston held a booth on March 23rd at the International Art & Kite Festival from 10 am to 3 pm! Thank to our volunteers, for their incredible support today! The weather was perfect, and the event ran smoothly thanks to their dedication. We’ve generated significant interest in the JFH, thanks to their efforts!

View the event video online (click here)


General Meeting on February 16, 2024

Members and friends gathered for our General Meeting on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 7 pm CST. The meeting took place virtually on Zoom, with several Caribbean organizations in attendance. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce Houston City Councilmember for District F, Tiffany D. Thomas, who is collaborating with nonprofits to address community issues. Unfortunately, Council Member Thomas was unable to join, and Stephani-Nicole Leota spoke on her behalf regarding community initiatives.

Brian Pendleton from the Office of Harris County Precinct 4 discussed upcoming county events. Honorary Advisor Andy Adams announced a Sunday memorial dedication for Garvey’s St. Ann’s Bay United Methodist church, which had been destroyed by a fire. Funds were raised and donated for the cause. Guests were invited to witness Director Errol Anthony Wilks, former Board Member of the Jamaica Foundation of Houston, at the world premiere of “Stagolee and the Funeral of the Dangerous Word” by Thomas Meloncon. Various organizations also shared information about services available to the community.

We appreciate your participation in the meeting and your contribution to our organization’s mission. Thank you for connecting with fellow members and helping to enhance our effectiveness.

 

See you there!

Sincerely,
The Jamaica Foundation of Houston

 


Jan 15. MLK Parade — NOTICE:  We regret to inform you that the Jamaica Foundation of Houston will not be participating in the  MLK Parade this year. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to future events.


2024 Events

Jan 15. MLK Parade moved to Feb 10 (n/a this year)

Feb 16. General Meeting – Caribbean organizations are invited to meet Houston City Councilmember for District F, Tiffany D. Thomas, as she partners with nonprofits to solve community issues.

Mar 23. JFH participated in the International Art and Kite Festival in Sugarland, Texas.

Apr 19. General Meeting

Apr 20. JFH at CSO Fest

Apr 20. JFH at EARN virtual BINGO

May 11. Jamaica Consulate’s Hi-5 5K Run/Walk fundraiser

May 18. Scholarship Awards Luncheon @11 am

Jun 1. JFH at Caribbean American Heritage Expo

Jun 21. General Meeting

July 27. Jamaica Independence Gala

Sep 20. General Meeting

Nov 15. Annual Election

Dec 20. Christmas Party


     


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CORE ANNUAL EVENTS

  • The Jamaica Foundation of Houston hosts the following core events annually:
  • White Party – April
  • Scholarship Luncheon – May
  • Jamaica Independence Gala – Summer
  • Jamaica Community Family Picnic – Summer
  • 5k Walk/RunFest – October
  • Annual Election – November
  • Christmas Party – December
  • The Community Picnic and the Christmas party are open to all free of cost!
  • *Ja-Ga Reggae Fest – Jamaica-Galveston Festival – TBD