COLLECTIVE IMPACT PROGRAMS
Our “Collective Impact Program” supports direct response projects through micro-grants and collaboration with other local organizations. We prioritize projects that are based in early childhood institutions (serves children 2-5), primary schools (serves children 6-12), and community-based organizations. Past projects include community health fairs, bulk-food donations, backpack/school supply programs, hygiene kits for emergency responders, and classroom and playground restoration at early childhood center schools.
Interested in creating infrastructure updates to school buildings for safe learning and play? Have a corporate connection that could support a back-to-school program? We want to talk with you!
If you believe in direct response initiatives like our Community Impact Programs, please contact Briana McIntosh at [email protected] to discuss how you or your company can help make community change in Jamaica.
ROCKY HILL EARLY CHILDHOOD INSTITUTE (Spring 2022)
In partnership with the Rotary Club of Negril, Cornerstone Jamaica supported necessary upgrades to the playground equipment and classroom tables and chairs at the Rocky Hill Early Childhood Institute. As all early childhood centers return to face to face learning, many buildings, classrooms, and activity spaces need some support after sitting vacant during the Covid-19 pandemic. This small but mighty project brought smiles and love to this school community.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BACKPACK DISTRIBUTION IN RUSSIA COMMUNITY
Led by Cornerstone Jamaica Member, Ricardo Flemming, Cornerstone Jamaica has supported back-to-school backpack and school supply distribution in the summer of 2020 and 2021. All aspects of life in Russia is often disrupted by flair up of violence coupled with the negative ripple effects brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Needless to say, many children have been affected in one way or another. With the support of Cornerstone Jamaica, Ricardo strives to provide educational supplies to the neediest children living in the area. The aim; to offset some financial strain for parents and other caregivers in these hard times and importantly, to encourage education and the need to continue remote and face-to-face learning despite the challenges. It was a safe and successful opportunity to serve.
CONTAINER OF LOVE (Summer 2021)
“Container of Love” was created to meet the needs of a variety of Partner Schools, organizations, and communities. The Covid-19 pandemic increased inequities across communities in Jamaica, requiring the institutions and organizations that we support to have more needs and to serve more families. In the summer of 2021, we filled a 40-foot container with a wide variety of requested items to support our Partner’s Schools and communities in Westmoreland and Hanover.
At the height of the pandemic, with lots of community volunteer support over 4,000 individuals were impacted after we distributed thousands of dollars of items to 11 primary schools, 6 community organizations and 4 early childcare centers.
In addition to our flagship program, See Better. Learn Better, we love to support other individuals and non-profit organizations whose missions promote health and wellness in Jamaican Communities. Below are some of the projects we have collaborated with:
- JAHJAH Foundation: Sponsored transportation for doctors volunteering at Savanna-La-Mar Hospital During the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Jamaica in December 2021
- Westmoreland Youth Parish Council: Sponsored Health Fairs in Llandilo, Westmoreland in 2020 and 2021.
- Women’s Centre of Jamaica: Provided nearly $5,000 worth of education and childcare supplies for young mothers in Summer 2021.