Join the JAMPACT team on Saturday, August 21st for the Annual School Supply Drive Packing Party at the location of our long-time shipping partner Bob DeSouza, at Econocaribe 147-46 176th Street, Jamaica, NY 11434. Packing starts at 10 am and goes until 2 pm. Volunteers and donations of supplies are welcome. Our annual drive is for the benefit of children in under-served areas in Jamaica. The team hopes to make donations to over 600 students in parishes across the island, including JAMPACT’s 4 legacy schools in Kingston. Can’t make it to the packing party? You can still support using CashApp: $jampact19 or Venmo: @jampact. For more information on volunteering or to make a donation, contact [email protected].
JAMPACT will be the reference organization of young Jamaican professionals, students and friends of Jamaica who stimulate socio-economic growth and development in Jamaica and the Jamaica Diaspora.
Slogan & Values:
PROMISE, POTENTIAL, PROGRESS…
Our slogan reflects our commitment to creating change in Jamaica.
Values: Empowerment, Commitment, Creativity, Service, Drive
Jamaica Impact, Inc. (JAMPACT) had its official launch on September 24, 1998 at the Jamaica Consulate in New York City, and was inspired by the support and encouragement that was received from both the then Consul General Dr. Basil Bryan and the Jamaican community in New York City. Through the commitment of its members and the community’s unrelenting support over the years, JAMPACT has made a host of contributions to those whom it is committed to serving and the organization’s impact continues to be felt in a number of ways, particularly through its Adopt-A-School, Annual School Supply Drive, and Tuition Assistance Programs, and contributions to various debates on economic growth, education, and other social policy issues.
OUR HISTORY: OVER A DECADE OF IMPACTFUL SERVICE
In the words of one of its founding members –
“JAMPACT was started out of a desire to create a network of Jamaicans abroad to support each other and give back to Jamaica.”
“As the first president of JAMPACT, I would like to congratulate the organization on this significant milestone of 10 years of growth and contribution to the Jamaican community in the Greater New York area and in Jamaica. It seems like only yesterday that four recent arrivals from Jamaica (Stefan Wright, Cecile Thaxter, Chulley Bogle and Hope Greaves-Johnson) sat down in Uris Hall at Columbia B-School. Our inspiration came from the “Jamaica 2010″ think tank recently started in London, England by our friends. In true competitive Jamaican spirit we decided to start a similar group in NYC.”