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 Scholarship Fund Drive

The Allen-Shaw Foundation Scholarship Fund 

Keep the Future open for our Children!

Recipients  of the Allen-Shaw Foundation Scholarship Fund.  Student on the left is currently attending the Career Academy of Professional Studies in Mandeville, Jamaica on a full scholarship to study as a Nurse Practitioner.

We provide educational funds to Students enrolled in Basic through High School, in addition to assisting individuals attending a variety of training institutes. Donations of funds help with the fees associated with tuitions, uniform and accessories, lunch and transportation. We assist with amounts as little as US$100 to a full scholarship for 1 year of US$1500.


Your tax-deductible donations can be made via paypal


Thank you in Advance for your assistance.


June 2012

It was a great honor to accept the 2013 IED Humanitarian Award for the work that the Allen-Shaw Foundation is doing in Jamaica. My gratitude to Presenter Keturah Hamilton of the Keturah Hamilton's Foundation

July 2011

Sister to Sister: A Guide for African American Girls

A new book donated to the library, Co-Authored by Simone R. Wilson, a Jamaican who grew up in Grove Town, Manchester. We are excited that she will be assisting the Allen-Shaw Foundation, Inc. with community workshops and conferences.



June 2011

Hosts Jessica Odle-Baril-Board Member, Caribbean Cultural Theatre and Paula Shaw,-On Sunday, June 12, 2011 at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY; The Caribbean Cultural Theater, http://on.fb.me/mC6AHQ, presented "Celebration of the Word - An Evening of Letter, Lyrics and Ol' Talk." The event invited 11 spoken word artists, claiming s...even nationalities to join in commemorating five years of Poets & Passion - A Caribbean Literary Lime. Poets & Passion, a program of the Caribbean Cultural Theater, hosts readings throughout New York City.


First Book Organization

Great News! For Our Children in Jamaica-"We are excited to inform you that you will be receiving approximately 302 books (in 10 boxes) from our National Book Bank's Los Angeles, CA July 2011 distribution. The First Book Team"



March 2011

"Listen, Read and Behave" my answer to the question from an adorable 4th grader, who asked me, what words of inspiration I had for them. I rcvd a "Local Hero Invitation: Inspire Students with the Allen-Shaw Foundation" from CommityWorksNYC.org. Great time talking and learning with the students at PS 87 in the Bronx today, sharing my thoughts on the importance of reading. http://communityworksnyc.org/index.php


January 2011

Volunteer Audette James from Canada, provided back to school supplies to the children


December 2010


The children enjoy the quiet space of the library, they simply grab a chair and find a spot

Community Relations & Anger Management Workshop (Canadian Volunteer Audette). After just one session, the students and adults of the community are clamoring for more. It was a very informative workshop with more planned. Audette specialty is Social Work and Psychology. She will also volunteer at the Library with plans to assist the students with their Homework.

October 2010

Hilton Plummer, New York Based Artist donated a One-Of-A Kind Limited Edition Painting Entitled "Unity" to the Allen-Shaw Foundation, Inc. to aid in our Fund raising efforts to support our Community Programs and Builiding Fund Project.

Title: Unity/Hand painted, one-of-a-kind Mixed Media on Arches Paper. Image Size 3...6x24 inches.  Frame Size: 37x28 inches.  Certificate of Authenticity.  Edition of  96.  Artist Proof 14


August 2010 Gift Pack Distribution


First Come! First Serve! said the notice and that is what happen for the Back To School Gift Pack distribution. We gave out 200 or more bags with personal care items, books and pencils. We didnít have as much as we did in previous years, however, we were still able to Give! I also got up early enough to see the schoolers in their uniforms. Cute!!!

 July 2010

Program Coordinator, Leonie Bernard conducted a successful Literacy Training Workshop for Teachers today at the Freetown Primary School in Clarendon

Leonie Bernard Ipictured in Red) with Teachers from Freetown Primary School.





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