Our Mission

The Rochester Jamaican Organization, Inc. was formed to provide an association that will make available to Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica a network that will provide access to resources that will positively impact social conditions of Jamaicans in Jamaica and Rochester, NY.

General Annual Report


Community Engagement

The Rochester Jamaican Organization, Inc. has made an impact in the community by sponsoring:

  • Social networking events for Rochester-area college students as they join the community to pursue their education. We often have a special event called “Taste of Home” where the students that new to the Rochester area are welcomed with Jamaican cuisine prepared by local RJO members and sponsors.

  • Scholarship Opportunities aimed at providing financial support for Rochester-area college students. This includes: The “Deloris Asynthia Lewis Memorial Scholarship” awarded yearly in honor of our founder; The "Nico Mundy Scholarship Fund" put forth by his family in honor of their generous father; The "Monroe Community College (MCC) Scholarship" to support a student attending MCC.

  • Community Service Award to recognize a Jamaican-American who strengthens the local and Jamaican communities.

  • Holiday coat drives aimed at keeping needy family warm during the winter.

  • Community Health Fair to ensure that the community becomes even more aware of staying healthy.

  • Children Events such as the Parsells Avenue Community Church Holiday Treat.

  • Caribbean Film Festival in collaboration with the Frederick Douglas Institute, the University of Rochester, and Rochester West Indian Festival Organization (RWIFO).

  • Lecture Series covering topics such as financial planning, small business development and parenting.

  • Charitable Agenda in Jamaica that includes sponsoring students attending the Rose Hill and McCooks Pen primary schools; Edna Manley school of Performing Arts; and The Theodora Project.

Scholarship and Nomination Applications



Community Sponsorship Opportunities


2017 Gala Beneficiary: The Theodora Project

Each year the organization chooses a beneficiary for support. In 2015, 2016,and 2017, the beneficiary is The Theodora Project.

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