Mr. Brown in JamaicaAmizade’s community partner in Jamaica, the AOC, has done some wonderful work in the past decade including transforming a former dump into the pride of Petersfield park and running a successful camp for area youth each summer. We are so proud of our partnership in Petersfield and of the great work done by our site director in Jamaica, Matthias Brown.

We are not the only ones recognizing the great work of Mr. Brown and the AOC, in August, the AOC was recognized for their great work with the prestigious Michael Manley Award for Community Self-Reliance! This is the second time the AOC has received this honor. Mr. Brown was also recognized for his outstanding contributions to nation building through service this October with the Badge of Honor for Meritorious Service. Congratulations to Mr. Brown, the AOC, and the community of Petersfield!