Our Mission

The purpose of the FOJPCA is to promote world peace and friendship through the following:

      • (a) Facilitate, support and/or promote community-based organizations, initiatives, projects, activities, and events that attempt to improve the quality of life for people living in Jamaica and for Jamaicans in the diaspora.
      • (b) Provide an international and interdisciplinary venue for charitable activities, professional development, networking, public education and exchange of knowledge related to Jamaica and Jamaicans, with a particular focus on Jamaican public health, environment, education, culture, and sustainable community development.
      • (c) Promote friendly relations and a better understanding between the people of Jamaica and the people of the United States of America.

As part of the united and vibrant Peace Corps community that is the vision of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), Friends of Jamaica supports NPCA’s mission to champion lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals. We welcome and encourage all in the Peace Corps community to join and engage with us, with NPCA and with other NPCAaffiliate groups. Join us!

Friends of Jamaica is a public charity registered under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States. Its EIN is 35-2560337. It is also an affiliate group of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA).

NPCA champions lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals by connecting, engaging and promoting its members and affiliate groups as they continue to make a difference in communities in the U.S. and abroad. NPCA is also dedicated to advocating for, contributing to, and supporting the betterment of the Peace Corps. Visit NPCA to learn more.

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