JAANC Jamaican American Association of Northern California (JAANC) is a non-profit charitable organization that was established in 1975.
The Jamaican American Association of Northern California (JAANC) is a non-profit charitable organization that was established in 1975.
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Our vision is to promote Jamaican culture and provide educational opportunities in order to strengthen our local and global communities.

Mission: Our mission is to promote the national culture of Jamaica in Northern California and apply the collective energy, strength and resources of the community towards social and economic advancement in Jamaica and advance the relationship between Jamaicans and Americans in Northern California.

Kenyon Hemans Sydney Lehman from Indiana University School of Optometry and a volunteer with Cornerstone Jamaica’s ‘See ...
03/22/2020
Vision for life – Cornerstone Jamaica helps students to see and learn better

Kenyon Hemans Sydney Lehman from Indiana University School of Optometry and a volunteer with Cornerstone Jamaica’s ‘See Better. Learn Better’ programme is animated as she assesses a student. Published:Saturday | March 21, 2020 | 12:05 AM Danae Hyman/Gleaner Writer WHAT STARTED out through the observation of children on the street, turned into a passion project for Gary Robinson, founder of Cornerstone Jamaica and its flagship programme, 'See Better. Learn Better'. Partnering with the Rotary Club of Negril, ... read more
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Kenyon Hemans Sydney Lehman from Indiana University School of Optometry and a volunteer with Cornerstone Jamaica’s ‘See Better. Learn Better’ programme is animated as she assesses a student. Publis…

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The University of Southern California announced Thursday that it will phase in free tuition for st...
02/24/2020
USC offers free tuition to students from families making under $80,000; home ownership will not factor in need

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The University of Southern California announced Thursday that it will phase in free tuition for students from families with an annual income of $80,000 or less, and home ownership will not be used to determine a student's financial need. "We're opening the door wider to make a USC education possible for talented students from all walks of life," USC President Carol L. [ 48 more words ]
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LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The University of Southern California announced Thursday that it will phase in free tuition for students from families with an annual income of $80,000 or less, and home …

Clinton Global Initiative endorses the Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network and Caribbean Philanthropic Alliance Tr...
02/24/2020
Clinton Global Initiative endorses Jamaica Tree Planting Project

Clinton Global Initiative endorses the Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network and Caribbean Philanthropic Alliance Tree Planting project as a CGI Commitment to Action The Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network (JDTAN) and the Caribbean Philanthropic Alliance’s (CariPhil) - Tree Planting project received a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action Award at the CGI Action Network Post-Disaster Recovery meeting in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, February 18, 2020. [ 221 more words ]
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Clinton Global Initiative endorses the Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network and Caribbean Philanthropic Alliance Tree Planting project as a CGI Commitment to Action The Jamaica Diaspora Taskfo…

A Beginner's Guide to Teaching Coding Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:00 PM EST About the Virtual Workshop: A Beginner's Gui...
02/20/2020
New JAMINAR Available for Registration – A Beginner’s Guide to Teaching Coding, Sunday, Feb 23

A Beginner's Guide to Teaching Coding Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:00 PM EST About the Virtual Workshop: A Beginner's Guide to Teaching Coding, K - 12 The future of our world is digital…. as more jobs require coding skills, schools will need to address the increasing demand for coding as a core topic in K-12. It’s a subject students need to know in order to better understand and… [ 299 more words ]
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A Beginner’s Guide to Teaching Coding Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:00 PM EST   About the Virtual Workshop: A Beginner’s Guide to Teaching Coding, K – 12 The future of our worl…

THE DIASPORA NEEDS REAL RESOLUTION VS REPEATED MARKETING FOR  IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Diaspora has been deluged with marke...
11/16/2019
Open Questions regarding the new Global Jamaica Diaspora Council

THE DIASPORA NEEDS REAL RESOLUTION VS REPEATED MARKETING FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Diaspora has been deluged with marketing and emails and articles and social media posts promoting the new Global Jamaica Diaspora Council. However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (MFAFT) have yet to even attempt to resolve any of the legitimate concerns raised by members of the Diaspora around the structure, intent and design of… [ 296 more words ]
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THE DIASPORA NEEDS REAL RESOLUTION VS REPEATED MARKETING FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Diaspora has been deluged with marketing and emails and articles and social media posts promoting the new Global …

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San Jose, CA
95160

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SPONSORSHIP: JAANC is pleased to announce a variety of new advertising and sponsorship opportunities. Advertising with JAANC offers targeted exposure of your business to the community. You can mix and match advertising mediums to meet your goals and define the level and type of exposure you want. A complete list of our advertising and sponsor options are available at www.jaanc.org (under the "Sponsorship Tab") . Advertising mediums include: Inclusion in JAANC monthly e-newsletter; JAANC distributes 2,000 newsletters per year. Ads on the JAANC website, www.jaanc.org, which gets 40,000 hits on average per month. Inclusion in Event Flyers & Posters & Playbills; JAANC prints 10,000 flyers, posters, programs on average per year. DONATION opportunities are available at: http://www.janc.org/?page_id=225 MEMBERSHIP: Membership in the Jamaican American Association is in four categories: active, associate, honorary, and naturalized active. The organization reserves the right to deny membership to anyone. For more information visit www.jaanc.org (under the "Membership Tab") .

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We were remiss in not posting our fundraiser for students at Standford who were displaced due to COVID-19. If you would like to contribute to helping 4 students (Guyana, Jamaica, Panama and US Virgin Island), please visit www.jaanc.org, and donate to the General Fund. Please make a note as to which student you are helping. No notes, the donation will be divided between all four students. The donation period is being extended to May 12, 2020, midnight, PST. Thanks in advance for your generosity.
Fellow Jamaicans, JAANC Members and Supporters, Deadline is fast approaching to register to vote for Trevor Creary in the upcoming elections to represent the West/Midwest on the newly structured Jamaican Global Diaspora Council. Visit www.jaanc.org to register to vote and come back November 21st to cast your vote for Trevor Creary.
A FREE Cultural Event, recognizing the outstanding work, milestones and contributions that have been made by people of Caribbean descent.
Missed it the first time?... Caribbean Comedy Explosion returns Saturday, October 21! enjoy a laugh out loud, serious belly laugh comedy show. Tickets available @ www.levyevents.com
See these Films at the Caribbean American Film Festival, July 29, 2017. WHO ARE YOU? @ 4:30PM, - I AM BOLT @7:00PM & - ONE LOVE @ 9:00PM. Tickets available at Levyevents.com. - TRAILERS BELOW: WHO ARE YOU? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2NbPZIsCog I AM BOLT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cFk28SBgSU&sns=fb ONE LOVE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79URhBkKeGk