For over 50 years, the Jamaican Nationals Association, Inc. (JNA) of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area has united persons of Jamaican heritage and friends of Jamaica to maintain and promote Jamaican culture and heritage.

JNA provides educational and charitable support to persons of Jamaican heritage in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, other US-Jamaican communities, and in Jamaica.

A major JNA program is its Annual Leadership Development Scholarship Awards to college students of Jamaican heritage attending schools in the United States and in Jamaica. To learn more about this program, click Education

JNA Leadership Development Scholarship Awards Ceremony - November 5, 2022

JNA LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Thanks to JNA Members, Friends, and Supporters for your continued financial support of our  Leadership Development Scholarships  to college/university students of Jamaican heritage attending schools in the United States, and in Jamaica. JNA is again seeking your support for its 2022 Scholarships.  Please see below for sponsorship and donation opportunities to support these students.
 
OR use your Zelle account: email to info@jnaofdc.org. OR mail your check to Jamaican Nationals Association, P.O. Box 56453, Washington, DC 20040. No contribution is too small.
 
With your help, our 2021 Scholarship awards  were a resounding success. We know we can do the same for  2022 with your help.  The video of the 2021 Awards and the Program Journal can be accessed below.  Our 2021 participants included: 
  • Christopher Gibbons, MD, Motivational Speaker
  • Six (6) Scholarship Awardees:
      • ZEMINI ASTATKIE – University of Baltimore School of Law JD Candidate 2024
      • RENALDO FACEY – Drexel University College of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
      • ZOE HILLOCKS – Pennsylvania State University Biology – planning to be Pediatric Cardiologist
      • REV. NORLENE JACKSON – Yale School of Divinity Master of Arts in Religion
      • AKSANIA MORRIS – University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica Biochemistry with Microbiology
      • CRYSTAL WRIGHT – The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology, Professional Licensure Track
  • Mrs. Nicolette Williams, Deputy Chief of Mission, representing Ambassador Audrey Marks.
  • Dr Karren Dunkley Ph.D. – Jamaica Diaspora Northeast USA Representative
  • Dervan Malcolm, Master of Ceremonies
  • Norma Walters, Custos of St. Ann
  • Radcliffe Walters, Custos Emeritus of St. Ann
See below direct link  to JNA’s face book page. Scroll down to view the most recent postings.
 
 
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Thanks for your support.
 
Student Outreach and Educational Support Committee
Jamaican Nationals Association of the Washington DC
Metropolitan Area

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Jamaican Nationals Association of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area

About Us

The Jamaican Nationals Association (JNA) of Washington D.C. was launched in the fall of 1969 at an inaugural meeting on the campus of Howard University.

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Mission & Goals

To unite persons of Jamaican heritage and friends of Jamaica to maintain and  promote Jamaican culture and heritage and provide educational and charitable support to persons of Jamaican heritage in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, other U.S. Jamaican communities and  in Jamaica.

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We invite all persons of Jamaican heritage and friends of Jamaica to attend JNA’s  monthly meetings which are held on the last Sunday of each month.

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