FERVET OPUS IN CAMPIS

WORK IS BURNING IN THE FIELDS

Since our founding in 1990, the  Jamaica College Old Boys Association of New York has contributed over JMD$150 Million Dollars to Jamaica College 

KEY PROJECTS

GA$ 

Project:
GRIFFIN AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP
 
Mission:
Through the GRIFFIN AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP (GA$), JCOBA-NY provide and funds innovative and exciting opportunities for Jamaica College students to engage in hands-on science, technology, engineering, math and space exploration activities.  



ROBOTICS

Project:
JAMAICA COLLEGE ROBOTICS CLUB
 
Mission:
Establish and fund the launch of the Jamaica College Robotics Club and transform the school’s STEM Education initiative to 21st Century standard while creating a national model. JCOBANY entered the JC team in the March 2010 FTC competition in NYC. This was the historic and pioneering entry of any school in the entire Caribbean region in the world’s premier robotics competition. To date this record is unbroken.
 
The ultimate intent of its leadership team was always to one day bring the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) home to Jamaica. That 10-year dream came to fruition in spectacular fashion March 8-9 2019 when the inaugural FIRST Tech Challenge - Jamaica National Robotics Championship (RoboJam) was held at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium on the JC campus.

GYMNASIUM

Project:
EQUIPMENT FOR THE NEW FRANK HAL GYMNASIUM
Mission:
Provided state-of-the-art fitness equipment for the  Frank Hall Gymnasium. A full complement of equipment sourced by JCOBA-NY members - shipped and delivered to Jamaica College. 

TRACKSTARS

Project:
TRACKSTARS MAGAZINE
Mission:
Created the widely acclaimed, first and only publication featuring Jamaica Schools at the annual Penn Relays Carnival. Proceeds used to promote Jamaican athletics and to fund the Penn Relays Team and other Jamaica College initiatives.

COMPUTER LAB

Project:
JC COMPUTER LAB
Mission:
Established a fully equipped Computer Lab with 80 computers at Jamaica College during the nascent days of the computer revolution. This was one of the first such ventures for a Jamaican High School.
 
The following year Principal Ruel Taylor in his annual letter to the JCOBA-NY was  pleased to report the impact of our effort:
"100 percent passes [attained] in the GCE A Levels Computer Science examination." 
 
Over the years we have consistently done our part to keep obsolescence at bay, by replenishing the Computer Lab with upgraded equipment. The Canadian Chapter also made some notable contribution as well. In 2019, our latest donation (in two tranches) of 250 computers plus printers, projectors and peripherals were shipped to JC. This is a the largest single donation of computer and related  equipment to JC. 
 
We were also a key strategic partner in bringing wireless access to the JC Campus - another first in the nation. 

PENN RELAYS

Project:
PENN RELAYS
 
Mission:
The Jamaica College Old Boys Association funds and coordinate the participation of the JC Track and Field Teams at the annual Penn Relays Carnival, by investing tens of thousands of dollars in cash and kind to cover travel, meals accommodations and ancillary support. Our informal support of Penn Relays started prior to the formal establishment of JCOBA-NY in 1990.

CLASSROOM REFURBISHMENT

Project:
CLASSROOM REFURBISHMENT
 
Mission:
Jamaica College Old Boys Association believes that a functional classroom with ergonomic furniture and integrated 21st Century Technology will greatly enhance the learning experience of the students at JC. Our latest project seek to address that gap, starting with a first shipment of furniture and equipment to JC, inclusive of over 200 desks & chairs, smart boards, projectors, book stands and a digital weather station.