Our History

Established in 1990 at the urging of the then Consul General to New York, Ambassador Derrick Heaven, the Union of Jamaican alumni Associations (USA) Inc. (UJAA) was constituted to bring together the various alumni organizations operating in the tri-state region.

UJAA has, with remarkable perseverance, energy and foresight, not only moved forward to meet the mandates of its charter but also became an active voice and major supporter of causes and activities to promote the educational and social environment of Jamaicans in the United States and at home.

Fast forward over three decades later, the union has grown from the founding seventeen (17) association to over sixty (60) active associations.