Together we have the power to do anything
 

What We Do

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Jamaican Women of Florida is a beacon for Jamaican girls to express their magnificence and become powerful women of tomorrow.
— JWOF Founding Member, Georgia D.N. Robinson, Esq.
 

Education

JWOF hosts workshops and forums that are beneficial to members and/or the general public. In addition, we provide support to local schools and partner with other organizations on educational activities. We award scholarships to "POWERFUL WOMEN...NEXT GENERATION" The Organization awards a renewable scholarship, annually, to a high school student accepted in a tertiary program, first or second generation Jamaican, to encourage the recipient to achieve her four-year educational goal at a tertiary institution. The annual scholarship is valued at $4,000.

The Jamaican Women of Florida fills a great void by providing a place for talented women, from millennial to baby boomers, to work together creating positive change with a lasting impact on our community. JWOF has given me a place to share my knowledge and receive great counsel which has benefitted myself as well as my clients. The good works they do can be measured by each young woman they engage to embrace the powerful agent of change that they can be.
— JWOF Member, Marcelle Jones
 
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Women's Conference

 

 

Community

JWOF is committed to our community. We partner with like-minded non for profit organizations to provide community services such as the United Way Of Broward County's ReadingPals program, Kiwanis Club, The Caribbean Bar Association, and Give Me Dignity to name a few.

JWOF offers service and sisterhood. The former to fulfill our moral obligations. The latter for friendship, fun, food, fetes, laughter, warmth and support. It is our pleasure to give aid in big and small ways for the betterment of others.
— JWOF FOUNDING MEMBER, YOLANDA LEWIS, ESQ
 
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Back To School Drive

Cultural Connection

We host and/or participated in a cultural-related activities including: JWOF "Ole Tyme Gran Market" and the Annual Anancy Festival, Jamaican Jerk Festival and actively engage in the Jamaican Diaspora initiatives.

Being a member of JWOF gives me the opportunity to participate in events that positively impact our community both here and in Jamaica.
— JWOF MEMBER, DAWN WILSON-ROBERTS
 
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Ole Tyme Gran Market

Providing Support

JWOF adopted Melody House, a home for abandoned and abused girls in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  Melody House was established in 1979 and is supported by charitable donations with some funding from the government of Jamaica.   JWOF supports this organization with needed supplies and also tries to make annual visits to connect with the girls.  We also provide assistance to women with special needs that are in alignment with the JWOF goals.

JWOF is a vital umbrella service organization that rallies through leadership and membership the philanthropic efforts of Jamaican women. The organization is one of it’s kind to galvanize the talent of Jamaican women in service to our country and development of personal and interpersonal talents and skills, It holds space in the Diaspora as one that celebrate leadership and outstanding accomplishments of Jamaican Women in the Diaspora.
— JWOF MEMBER, ROSIE GORDON-WALLACE

 
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Melody House

Montego Bay, Jamaica