We partner with local community organizations in Jamaica to deliver trainings, collaborative workshops, grants, social work placements and fundraising. We contribute our knowledge and in turn learn from the shared efforts of partnering professionals and community organizers in Jamaica.
About Our Partnerships
Merge the earth, merge the energy;
I know it is sometimes hard to see how organizations influence a community via social media but the individuals within this community can speak for the dexterity of social inclusion as relations continue to build within it. Being a part of this community is the only way to truly understand the impact the Jahmeyka Project has once they are a part of your life.
- Romaine "Sabuki" Allen
Interested in becoming a Partner?
Do you have a cause that we could enhance with our group of social work professionals? We are always looking for new partners to add to the list below! Whether you're interested in onsite workshops, grants for supplies, or other connections, we'd love to hear how we can work together!
Our Jamaican Partners
The Child Development Agency
The Child Development Agency (CDA) is the Executive Agency of the Ministry of Health which is responsible for providing a stable and nurturing living environment for children who are in need of care and protection. They engage in child-friendly policies and ground-breaking programmes to strengthen families. The CDA receives and investigates reports of abuse, neglect and abandonment.
Grace & Staff Community Development Foundation
Grace & Staff Community Development Foundation actively promotes well-being, primarily by supporting educational and environmental programs and processes. It was established in 1982 to mark the 60th anniversary of Grace Kennedy & Company Limited. For the first three years, the Foundation focused on three specific areas of interest: community service, education and Jamaica’s heritage.
Life Yard is a community-based organization as well as a social enterprise. They operate an urban farm, a restaurant, juice bar and a series of education workshops for local kids in the Kingston community. As a Rastafari community, they worship the way of ancient African/Ethiopians' spirituality by the teachings and principles of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie 1 & Hon Rt Marcus Garvey.
Mustard Seed Communities
Mustard Seed Communities is dedicated to caring for the most vulnerable populations in Jamaica. They provide loving and lifelong care to children and adults with disabilities, children affected by HIV/AIDS, and young mothers in crisis. They manage sustainable agriculture initiatives and provide education, nutrition, and training in order to improve the economic, social, and spiritual conditions within marginalized communities.
Woodford homework and learning centre
Woodford Homework and Learning Centre serve approximately 150 children annually. The community of Woodford is a rural farming district tucked away in the hills of east rural St Andrew. They uphold the Jamaican traditions of community, self-help and self-reliance.
Danny Williams School for the Deaf
Danny Williams School for the Deaf is operated by the Jamaica Association for the Deaf, with limited support from the Government of Jamaica. The school opened in the 1970s, triggered by the Rubella Outbreak in 1965, which left many children with impaired hearing. Their staff of teachers and deaf-culture facilitators, who are themselves deaf adults, are versed in the Jamaican Sign Language and deaf culture.
Holy Family Primary & Infant School
Holy Family Primary & Infant School, founded in 1890, is located in the “Southside” section of Kingston. The economic circumstances from which most of the pupils come are one of dismal need and poverty. Most pupils come from families which are single parent female-headed households with low wages, under-employment and unemployment.
Manifesto Jamaica is a youth-powered social enterprise, whose philosophy is education, exposure and empowerment through art and culture. They design and implement multi-disciplinary arts education and entrepreneurship programmes intended to inspire and uplift, while alleviating apathy, poverty and social exclusion.
Ray's catering service has been operating since 1994. Managed by Ray Henry, they cater to all aspects of the food industry: weddings, parties, meetings, etc, with an aim to provide and satisfy the expectation of the customer's request in a healthy and wholesome way, and at an affordable cost.