Jamaicans in South Florida can look forward to a new Cultural Center for their community in the coming years. The Jamaica Diaspora Legacy Foundation (JDLF), a non-profit organization formed in 2012, is gearing up to begin major fundraising efforts toward the building of the Jamaica Cultural and Resource Center.
The multifunctional facility to be constructed in Broward county, will accommodate cultural events and activities, meetings and social gatherings particularly for the Jamaican community and the several organizations within the community. It will also house information and items of historical and cultural significance to the estimated 350,000 Jamaicans living in South Florida.
The JDLF was founded in 2012 by a group of Jamaicans focused on maintaining Jamaica’s rich culture and heritage. The foundation’s objective is to facilitate the building of the Cultural Center for the local community to call “home”. Floor plans have been drafted by architect Neil Hall and renderings of the finished building are forthcoming.