Non-Profits

FY ’11 City Council Discretionary Funding
Clicking the link below will download a report that features the discretionary funding of local non-profits by the city council members that represent Jamaica.
Council Member Funded Local Non-Profits 2010-2011

A Better Jamaica
Established in January 2007, A Better Jamaica, Inc. is a tax-exempt nonprofit community service organization that engages in activities designed to strengthen a set of southeast Queens, New York neighborhoods known collectively as Jamaica. A Better Jamaica’s programs include “Family Movies in the Park” and “Jamaica311”.
A Better Jamaica Web Site

ChaRosa Foundation
ChaRosa Foundation Corporation is a community-based organization, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charity established in 1984. Our mission is to promote, support and improve the quality of life for residents in the United States by “Helping People…Help Themselves!” This we are able to do through our Culture and Arts, Education, Employment, and Domestic Violence programs. Our goal is to increase participation, improve self-esteem, self-image, and self-worth for the people in our communities. Awareness and appreciation will result in productive citizens.
ChaRosa Foundation Web Site

Community Mediation Services
What if all conflicts could be resolved this way? Community Mediation Services, Inc. has a holistic approach to conflict resolution that touches many thousands of people each year.

Community Mediation Services
89-64 163rd Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 523-6868
Community Mediation Services Web Site

The Daughters of Isis Foundation
The mission of The Daughters of Isis Foundation is to provide empowered opportunities for growth and development for our young women and children, through services that include educational/vocational assistance, lifeskills workshops and seminars, advocacy and mentoring.

PO Box 230502
Hollis, New York 11423
Phone: (347) 809-4103
The Daughters of Isis Foundation Web Site

Friends of Roy Wilkins Park, Inc.
Working together to benefit our community, is the mission of the Friends of Roy Wilkins Park.

P.O. Box 341042
Rochdale Village, New York 11434
Phone: (718) 527-5085
E-Mail: forwp@att.net

Greater Jamaica Development Corporation
Greater Jamaica Development Corporation is a community-building organization that plans, promotes, coordinates and advances responsible development to revitalize Jamaica and strengthen the region. Marshalling the resources of the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors, GJDC’s work expands economic opportunity and improves quality of life for the ethnically and economically diverse residents of Jamaica and for the region at large, which benefits from rational, well-planned, and sustainable metropolitan growth.
Greater Jamaica Development Corporation Web Site

Jamaica Community Partnership
The Jamaica Community Partnership (JCP) brings the community and its services together to preserve families. What can the partnership do for you? Do you need help with education, child care, legal services, or ACS?. JCP has partners for that. Are you a foster parent who needs support or do you want to become a foster parent? JCP has partners for that. Does your child need help getting the right services at school? JCP has partners for that. Are you worried that ACS may place your child in foster care? JCP has partners for that.

Jamaica Community Partners
Community Mediation Services
89-64 163rd Street
Jamaica, New York 11432
(718) 523-6868 Ext. 267
Email: jcp@mediatenyc.org
URL: http://mediatenyc.org

Jamaica Neighborhood Center
Listening and partnering to create community responses to under-served persons is what the Jamaica Neighborhood Center strives to do.

161-06 89th Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 739-2060

Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults
Since its founding in 1972, JSPOA, a not-for-profit organization, has had as its mission the coordination and delivery of a broad range of home-based and community-based services for older adults. JSPOA seeks to benefit older adults throughout Queens but primarily Southeast Queens. Its purpose is to enable its growing and diverse senior population to live as healthy, active, and productive citizens. JSPOA’s priorities are determined by the community it serves.
JSPOA Web Site

King of Kings
137-11 161st Street
Jamaica, New York 11431
Phone: (646) 235-3751

LIFE Camp
LIFE Camp, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization, was established in April 2002. It exists to provide a “second chance” to youth who are disconnected from educational, employment, and social opportunities. The Queens, NY based organization is focused on youth, ages 13 – 24 years, who demonstrate patterns of negative behavior, are at risk of dropping out of high school, or who may become engaged with the criminal justice system. The mission of LIFE Camp is to help develop its participants into strong leaders and responsible entrepreneurs. Programmatically, LIFE uses the arts (specifically music and film) to: instill personal and community leadership skills; ignite critical and independent thinking, and; provide professional business training. When combined, these approaches will empower young people to make intelligent life choices. As a result, they will be able to build relationships that promote pride in self, in family, and in the community, thereby achieving holistic success in life.
L.I.F.E Camp Web Site

Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica
Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica (NHS) is a not for profit community-based corporation that is committed to revitalizing neighborhoods in southern Queens by offering counseling, technical and financial assistance to low and moderate-income residents. NHS enables residents to upgrade and preserve their properties to improve the quality of community life.
Neighborhood Housing Services Web Site

No Doubt, Inc.
No Doubt develops youth, instilling life skills, leadership and social responsibility emphasizing the completion of school to improve their overall quality of life.

205-02 Jamaica Avenue
Hollis NY 11423
Phone: (718) 217-6220
No Doubt, Inc. Web Site

Safe Space
The mission of Safe Space is to: Protect kids, keep them safe, and help them grow.

89-74 162nd Street
Jamaica, New York 11432
Phone: (718) 526-2400
Safe Space Web Site

Southern Queens Park Association of New York
SQPA-NY is a non-profit human service organization that strives to build community through compassion, care, community and collaboration. At SQPA-NY, six program service areas provide more than thirty activities to meet the needs of youth, individuals, families, seniors, community grass roots organizations, and other not for profit corporations.
Southern Queens Park Association of New York Web Site

Talk of the Town Toastmasters Club
Jamaica, New York 11434
Gail Lewis, President
Email: newday2010@yahoo.com

The United Black Men of Queens
Our mission is to provide a diverse mentoring program that adequately meets the emotional, physical, educational, spiritual and social needs of at risk African American Male Youth in our communities in order to promote their sense of well being. Our focus will be to help young people grow to become healthy, productive, and honorable adults who have a healthy sense of belonging.
The United Black Men of Queens Web Site

Women Impacting the Next Generation of Sisters (W.I.N.G.S.)
The mission of W.I.N.G.S. is to impact all women, especially women of faith, with opportunities for growth in Christ Jesus through conferences, retreats, seminars, revivals, shut-in’s, and community outreach programs.
W.I.N.G.S. Web Site

 

Non-Profit Resources

Lawyers Alliance for New York
171 Madison Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10016
Lawyers Alliance for New York Website