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JAMPACT E-Newsletter
December 9 , 2010

in this issue
:: Annual Christmas Treat
:: Think Tank Speaker Series
:: Community Resources
Holiday Wreath
 
                               
Wishing You A Blessed Holiday and
Appreciation for All Your Support.
 
 
 
 
 
Holiday Message from JAMPACT's President Dale Todd
It was about 20 years ago that I learned of a statement made by one of our former colonial "massa or busha". The man, I was told, at the time of Jamaica's Independence, stated that it will be 50-75 years before Jamaica begins to develop as a stable and prosperous nation. To a ten year-old boy that sounded like madness. "50 years!!" I thought, "naw sah, Jamaica already sweetah dan anyweh else and nu weh nu betta dan yard." Continue Reading.

ON THE GROUND NEWS - JAMAICA, W.I.

Annual Christmas Treat for Adopted Basic Schools 

 The Annual Christmas Treat for our adopted basic schools in Jamaica will be held on December 14, 10:00 AM, at the Olympic Garden Civic Centre, 119B Olympic Way, in Kingston, Jamaica.  The schools will be having a combined treat for approximately 200 students from all four basic schools; Cole's, Crescent Road, Maxfield Park Home, and St. Steven's. This is a culmination of the combined efforts of JAMPACT's education committee, along with the tireless efforts of Principal Claudia Cowan of St. Steven's, and volunteer liaisons on the ground such as Dr. Rebecca Tortello, Phyllis Anderson, and Stefan Wright. They have collaborated and solicited donations from local businesses such as Burger KingŪ who will be providing food and beverages for the treat. Additionally, there were personal donations from friends of JAMPACT. Gifts of toys will also be distributed to the students compliments of JAMPACT. Continue Reading. 

A Card That Keeps Giving - Purchase Your Holiday Greeting Cards Today!

Send holiday greetings to your loved ones in a very special and unique way. JAMPACT presents our customized holiday greeting cards featuring artwork from the children at our Adopted Basic Schools.  The cards are available in a package of 10 and features two designs (5 each) priced at only $10.00 per pack! Continue Reading.

Holiday Greeting Card

Holiday Greeting Card Available for Purchase One Design Shown

Contact our Treasurer Tishann Marriott to place your order. 

The Gift Of Giving - "Sponsor A Child's Tuition"

One of the greatest gifts is the reward and satisfaction one gets from helping someone else. As we are blessed, we should share our blessings with others, and what better candidates than our young, impressionable future leaders!

 

This holiday season, help make the New Year brighter for a child at one of our adopted schools through Tuition Sponsorhip. Continue Reading.

THINK TANK SPEAKER SERIES

"The Diaspora Gives Back: How International Funding Led to the Restoration & Re-Opening of Liberty Hall; The Legacy of  Marcus Mosiah Garvey"

Join us at the January 26 General Body Meeting for the Kick-Off to the 2011 Speaker Series with this spirited and informative discussion on the restoration and re-opening of the Caribbean's first multi-media museum and the only museum in the world dedicated to the life and work of one of Jamaica's National Heroes, Marcus Mosiah Garvey. The discussion will also explore the impact of the museum on the Jamaican society as a whole and downtown Kingston's inner-city youth in particular. The discussion will be led by the Museum's Director/Curator, Donna McFarlane (PhD Candidate, University of Leicester, UK). Click here to view her biography.

 

If you are interested in sponsoring this meeting, please contact our Fundraising Chair, Akelia Lawrence.

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Policy Research Volunteer Opportunity

The Think Tank Committee is seeking volunteers to conduct policy research for its Accountability Tracker. The Accountability Tracker is designed to track the progress of mandates proposed by the current Prime Minister of Jamaica. Potential volunteers with a strong interest in policy research as it relates to the Jamaican government, should immediately contact the Think Tank Chair, Naima Gregory, for more information.

 

Board Vacancies

JAMPACT is an all volunteer organization (AVO) relying strongly on the donation of quality time and skills of individuals like you. As always, we are in need of additional volunteers, including on our Board of Directors. Current vacant Board positions include:

Vice President

Communications Chair & Co-Chair

Fundraising Co-Chair

Think Tank Co-Chair

Constitution & Elections Chair

 

Please contact President, Dale Todd, for more details.

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OUR CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  

12/14/10

10:00 AM

JAMPACT Annual Christmas Treat for Adopted Basic Schools

Olympic Garden Civic Centre

119B Olympic Way

Kingston, Jamaica


12/15/10 - Date Change

6:00 - 11:00 PM

JAMPACT's Annual Holiday Party

Negril Village Rhum Lounge

70 West 3rd Street

(btw. Thompson & Laguardia Place)

New York, NY 10012

Happy Hour Specials until 7:00 PM

Bring an un-wrapped toy for a child!

Basket of goodies for raffle!

RSVP Now! 

 

 1/26/2011

6:30 PM: Networking Session

7:00 PM: Meeting

JAMPACT General Body Meeting/

Kick-Off to 2011 Speaker Series

"The Diaspora Gives Back: How International Funding Led to the Restoration & Re-Opening of Liberty Hall; The Legacy of  Marcus Mosiah Garvey"

Ruder Finn

 301 East 51st Street (4th Floor )

New York, NY 10022

RSVP

 

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Advertising opportunities include our newsletter, e-updates, website and social networking sites. Advertising with us also shows your commitment to community development as the revenues raised by JAMPACT will be used for our charitable and community initiatives.


Contact Fundraising Chair, Akelia Lawrence, for more details on your options and our affordable rates.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Job Vacancy

Nursery school (Hempstead, NY) seeking experienced group teachers for pre-kindergarten classrooms. Candidates must have either of the following qualifications: 1. Bachelors or Associates in early childhood education, with at least 1 year of teaching and supervisory experience in a child day care center, OR
2. CDA credential with at least one year of teaching experience in an early childhood setting.

 

Please email resume and cover letter to DIRECTOR'S ATTENTION at tinytotskollege@yahoo.com

 

 

Internship Opportunity

The T. Howard Foundation is now advertising paid summer Internships with partner companies in the Entertainment & Media industries. Click here for more details. Students can apply at www.t-howard.org. Deadline is Dec. 31.st. 

 

If you have a job vacancy that you would like to advertise, please forward details to communications@jampact.org.


 

Community Events:

Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010

10:00 PM

ZYNC TV/New York Linkz Holiday Party

1084 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY

 


JAMPACT E-Newsletter will be published the second Wednesday of every month. Deadline for inclusion is the 1st of every month. Please contact the editor Camile Beckford at communications@jampact.org

MISSION STATEMENT

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 a particular focus on educational initiatives targeting youth; (ii) facilitating research, stimulating constructive dialogue, raising public awareness; and (iii) providing opportunities and resources to grow and strengthen the network of young professionals, students and friends of Jamaica.

 

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