Greetings UJAA Family!

Happy New Year! May 2023 be an extraordinary year for you and yours and the Union!

Dr Martin Luther King Jr said, “Education must enable a man to become more efficient, achieve with increasing facility the legitimate goals of his life” Students from low economic backgrounds often have fewer resources at home to complete homework, study, or engage in activities that help equip them for success throughout life. We, the UJAA family, continue to find ways to support these students, our schools and the UJAA mission through these challenging times.

Dr. King was one of the most influential men of all times. His life and ministry continue to remind our nation and the world that the acts of injustice we confront daily require the faith-filled and faith-guided engagement of our heads, hearts and hands.

Let’s recommit ourselves to the standard he set, the legacy that lives on, and the challenges that remain ahead of us – through collaboration, communication, and our commitment in ensuring that we continue to make an impact in the education system in our beloved island home Jamaica and our service to our communities here in the USA.

Remember “Education Is Empowerment, Only the Educated are Free”.


Evelyn Godden
UJAA Director
Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (USA) Inc.