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Over the years, the AJA has organized and hosted many civic, social and cultural functions, targeting not only our members, but the broader Caribbean community in the metro Atlanta area.  These include:

 

  • The Association’s Annual Independence Ball & Scholarship Awards each August.

  • The Annual Family Day Picnic in September.

  • Cultural programs and presentations at monthly meetings with a focus on Jamaican history and heritage. These include celebrations of Black History, Women’s History, and Reggae Months and National Heroes Day.

 

The AJA regularly collaborates with and supports community-based agencies and other Caribbean organizations on a variety of civic and cultural programs. These include events relating to Caribbean American Heritage Month each June and Jamaican Independence each August; and American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraising events. A few recent events are highlighted below:

 

  • Ongoing humanitarian efforts of the AJA include spearheading an annual Christmas Toy Drive for needy children in local communities; and offering bereavement support to a number of Jamaican families.

  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life 2016 Dekalb County, GA -  Team Atlanta Jamaican Association donated $1340. to the American Cancer Society. Click here to view a short video on this year's event.

  • The AJA collaborated with The Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Affiliate, Emory University, and Grady to offer free mammograms and breast health education to underserved women (2015 – 2016). Read more here.

  • In November 2015, the AJA collaborated with the Jamaican Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta, Inc. - an organization launched a year earlier on a recommendation by an exploratory committee established by the AJA - to host a Food Safety Conference in Atlanta. www.jamaicanchamberatlanta.com.

CIVIC, SOCIAL & CULTURAL

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