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About Us

About Us

Jamaican Americans For A Better Jamaica Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Worcester, MA USA founded with the mission of providing Jamaican-Americans diverse and feasible opportunities to stay connected and give back to Jamaica. 

Our goal is to empower and support small-scale initiatives in Jamaica that focus on education and youth development. We aim to provide resources, guidance, and assistance to local projects that work towards improving educational opportunities and enhancing the well-being of young people in Jamaica. Through our collaborative efforts, we strive to foster positive change and create sustainable impact within communities, ultimately empowering youth to reach their full potential and contribute to a brighter future for Jamaica.
 
Many Jamaicans migrate to the USA and other countries in search of better opportunities and many never return to Jamaica. We believe in the importance using the opportunities we have been given to make a difference. We stand with Jamaica and support making it a better place for the Jamaican people. 

"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." - Muhammad Ali.

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Who We Are:

Meet Our Team! 

Elizabeth A. Hylton

Elizabeth is a first generation American with roots in St. Ann and Westmoreland. She holds a BA in Theatre from College of the Holy Cross, and a BS and MA in nursing from the MGH School of Nursing. Elizabeth Works as a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist in Worcester, MA.  She is passionate about empowering Jamaica's youth and education through the arts. She loves reggae music and east Indian mangoes.

Gregory Hylton

Born to Jamaican immigrants Gregory visited Jamaica frequently growing up. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Westfield State College and currently work as a computer software engineer. Gregory has continued to make regular trips to Jamaica as an adult and is excited about technology based service projects on the island. 

Alicia D. Gordon

Alicia is a native Jamaican who now resides in Florida. She received a BA in Psychology from Florida International University. Alicia works as a Targeted Case Manager for a mental health agency. She is passionate about community education, creating opportunities for youth, improving quality of life for Jamaicans, and overall contributing to a better Jamaica. She loves Jamaican food and culture.  

Kareen Wedderburn 

Bridgette L. Hylton

Bridgette is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants. She obtained a BA in Sociology from Dartmouth College and is a graduate of Harvard Law School. Bridgette left corporate law to accept the position of Assistant Director at a private mental health clinic. 

Dr. Jennifer Hylton

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