What is JAMPACT?
Jamaica Impact Inc. ("JAMPACT") is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization consisting of a diverse group of young Jamaican professionals, students and friends of Jamaica. Our philosophy is to use our collective energies, intelligence and resources, as an impetus for progress in Jamaica.
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.
What is JAMPACT's mission?
The mission of JAMPACT is to use our collective energy, intelligence and resources to influence and improve socio-economic conditions, which affect Jamaica and the Jamaican Diaspora by (i) developing social welfare programs, with particular focus on educational initiatives targeting youth (ii) facilitate research, stimulate constructive dialogue and raise public awareness on topical issues; and (iii) provide opportunities and resources to grow and strengthen the network of young professionals, students and friends of Jamaica.
Slogan & Values:
PROMISE, POTENTIAL, PROGRESS...
Our slogan reflects our commitment to creating change in Jamaica.
History & Key Accomplishments
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
With over 10 years of service to our community, our charitable activities support JAMPACT's mission by marshaling resources internationally to serve the needs of Jamaican organizations with proven results in improving quality of life and education in Jamaica.
With the firm belief in children receiving the highest quality education very early in their life, JAMPACT embarked on charitable action of adopting early childhood institutions in Jamaica. We currently provide ongoing financial and in-kind support to Crescent Road Basic School, Coles Basic School, St. Stephens Basic School and Maxfield Park Children’s Home Basic School in Kingston, Jamaica.
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
JAMPACT launched its Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) on Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica. The program assists in financing JAMPACT’s adopted basic schools’ teachers and administrators in their pursuit of higher education and professional development in the field of education. JAMPACT Former President, Kamar Samuels, stated in his welcome speech that, "the goal is for our basic schools to become model early childhood institutions in Jamaica. However, we recognize that we can never get model schools if we don’t have model teachers. This program is the first step in our effort to enhance the quality of education being delivered in these schools.
While JAMPACT engages in grassroots work to help transform Jamaica, a critical part of our mission is to influence the policy debate in Jamaica. We engage in community forums, panel discussions, and research to inform our community on social policy issues and contribute to national policy dialogue.