Project STAR (Social Transformation and Renewal) is a social and economic development initiative created by the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) in partnership with Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and driven by communities to bring about societal transformation through targeted interventions in under-resourced areas of Jamaica.



Collaboration and consultation are at the heart of our approach, which ensures that needs as well as solutions are identified and implemented by the communities themselves. In turn, Project STAR works with our partners – communities, government agencies, NGOs, CBOs and private sector entities and individuals at home and in the diaspora – to connect communities with the services and resources that were agreed during the consultation process. We have created a rigorous process of feedback, review, learning and improvement so the projects which are undertaken remain relevant and can be owned by the community. Our deep-seated commitment to achieving substantive and sustained change at the community level is demonstrated by ongoing accountability and reporting.


We believe that with collective action across the society, we can realise a shared vision of Jamaica in which everyone is valued and has the opportunity to thrive.

The PSOJ co-owns Project STAR and assumes responsibility for designing interventions to establish safe spaces, support social development, and foster community relations and social cohesion. They also actively participate in each Community Transformation Board and co-chair the Oversight Board with the