AJA 2022 Independence Ball Jingle
2022 SCHOLARSHIPS: The Application period for 2022 scholarships is closed. Applications are being reviewed by the selection panel. Candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified by June 11, 2022.
The AJA's Rep Yuh Parish Initiative is Underway!
Join a team and help to make a tangible difference to a community in Jamaica.
Members have teamed up and are undertaking an impactful community project in the parish in Jamaica with which they are most closely connected by birth, heritage or interest.
To donate: Click on www.atlantajamaicanassociation.org/donate. Select REP YUH PARISH PROJECTS - pay by PayPal, Debit or Credit; Note name of parish etc. in box titled "Instruction to seller" or similar. You may also make check payable to the Atlanta Jamaican Association, with "Rep Yuh Parish - parish name" - and Team Member if applicable - in memo line and mail to:
The Atlanta Jamaican Association, PO Box 2207, Lithonia, GA 30058
For more information and / or to join a team:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Or call 404-777-9593
Rev. Dr. Maxine Osbourne Foster
Greetings AJA Family and Friends:
I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the Atlanta Jamaican Association, Inc. (AJA) for 2022. Rooted in the AJA's mission, we are focusing on community building, increasing membership, and empowerment of our people through systemic development in areas of education, culture, youth and economic advancement. I look forward to being a part of the effort to bring the AJA to the next level, making a positive difference for even more persons living in the Atlanta area, in Jamaica and the Jamaican Diaspora at large. I thank my fellow Board members and Committee Chairs who have stepped forward to help to lead these efforts. I challenge each of you to get involved as we build on the tremendous momentum of the past four decades, and help to expand the mission of The AJA in our communities. We all have something to contribute.
This year is particularly significant as we celebrate AJA’s 45th year and Jamaica’s Diamond Jubilee 60th year of Independence with a series of events throughout the year. Please mark your calendars for two not to be missed and bound to be sold out celebratory events: Our signature Independence Ball and Scholarship Awards on Saturday, August 13; and the internationally acclaimed National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) of Jamaica’s Georgia Gala Performance on Saturday, October 8. Watch for our newsletters and other media for more details on these and other events.
No doubt 2020 and 2021 are two years we all want to forget. COVID has changed our lives forever! Our prayers are with the many who were affected and those who lost loved ones to COVID. As daunting as it may seem, we are indeed a resilient people and true to the black, green, and gold, Remember, it’s the hardship of our past that makes us the resilient people that we are today. And so, I’m confident, that together, we are ready to take on whatever challenges we face this year.
One Love. God Bless. Together In Harmony.
Rev. Dr. Maxine Osbourne Foster
The mission of the Atlanta Jamaican Association, Inc. (AJA) is to foster goodwill and understanding among Jamaicans and all peoples in metro Atlanta, through civic, economic, cultural, and philanthropic programs and activities; and to provide assistance to Jamaicans living in the area and in Jamaica.
Map of Jamaica
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We provide scholarship awards to deserving college-bound students of Jamaican heritage in Jamaica and metro Atlanta to assist in their first-year college expenses.
2022 SCHOLARSHIPS: The Application period for the 2022 scholarships is closed. Applications will be reviewed by the selection panel and candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified by June 11, 2022.
2020 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Held on the second Saturday of each month at 6:00 pm (except August and December).
Invite a friend or two. Let's discuss new avenues to assist our community, both here in Atlanta and back home in Jamaica. Let's celebrate our culture, socialize and network.
During Covid Pandemic: Meetings are virtual. Check weekly newsletter for login information.
Pre- and Post-Covid Meeting Venue:
Exchange Park and Recreation Center
2771 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30034