With the Jamaican Independence coming on Monday, all kinds of good things are happening right now. There are shows planned, speeches, and awards being given to extraordinary individuals and organizations. Need I mention our runners in the Olympics this year, I think that’s just fate, I see Gold going back a yaad. One of the most recent things to happen however is the ICS being honored by the U.S. State Department for their exceptional work advocating for Caribbean Americans in the U.S.
The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) was among a select group of organizations that were honored by the U.S. State Department and the White House on Friday, July 27.
At a ceremony held at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, ICS Founder and President Dr. Claire Nelson was recognized for ICS’ work advancing partnerships between members of the Diaspora and the public/private sector. ICS has been central in promoting the Caribbean development agenda and promoting awareness about National Caribbean American Heritage Month.
During her remarks, Dr. Nelson highlighted ICS most recent work in promoting youth entrepreneurship through LifeSEED, its empowerment and entrepreneurship program.ICS is also working with the State Department on an upcoming program about the Caribbean sea.
Watch the entire proceeding below.
Go ICS, these are people effecting real change and doing something positive for all Caribbeans. Show some love. Visit them and send them a message of support for their efforts. Will definitely be back again with more on the Jamaica Independence. Congratulations to the Institute of Caribbean Studies for this great Honor ceremony they were a part of.