Goal is to Award 100 New Scholarships in 2017 in Jamaica

ATLANTA, Ga. (June 21, 2017) : The Peace And Love Academic Scholarship, Inc. (PALAS, Inc.) was recently recognized for their philanthropic work in investing in Jamaica’s children education at the People Profile Charity of the Year Award on June 18. The Award,  founded by Dr. Allan Cunningham, recognizes ordinary people doing extraordinary things was held at Bailey Hall in Florida.
Founder Ruel ‘Rula’ Brown is thankful for the recognition and honour, but already his mind is ticking away trying to garner funds to award at least 100 scholarships from the over 300 applications received in 2017.  
“I am truly elated and excited for PALAS, Inc. winning the 2017 People Profile Charity of the Year Award as this will provide more opportunities for the well deserving students by creating awareness to potential donors,” said Brown on the victory even as he went into campaign mode for more funding.
“Due to the more than 300 high school and college applications received, funding and sponsors are still being sought for the 2017 season, so we encourage interested persons to donate via PayPal at,” is the appeal coming from him.
Brown who has a passion for the struggling children of Jamaica said his ultimate vision is to each year award a scholarship to all who applies.
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PALAS Marketing Director,
Millissa Ladysong 
PALAS Marketing Director, Millissa Ladysong who received the award on behalf of the organization said she felt honoured at being given such a prestigious award”.
“Young people often have to drop out of school because they cannot afford the tuition to complete their education. We have an opportunity to help our Caribbean young people obtain a good education but I never thought it would lead to this kind of recognition” she said.
PALAS, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, was founded in 2010 after the brutal murder of a young singer, Vanessa Campbell in Portmore, Jamaica. Rula Brown of the RulaBrownNetwork (RBN) in Atlanta, GA created PALAS, Inc. to provide scholarships to commemorate Vanessa’s passing. Since then, PALAS has awarded a total of 384 scholarships valued at approx. US$205,000.00 (JA$23.00 million).
Over fifty (50) university students have graduated from the program including; doctors, lawyers, artists, nurses, engineers and scientists. Some of whom are now giving back.
July 1st 2017 there will be a final push for donations during the first PALAS Telethon. It will be a one day event starting at 9:00 am ET and ending at 9:00 pm ET. Several Caribbean, American and UK Online Radio networks will dedicate shows to PALAS, including,,, 25thCenturyRadio,,,, and others. The full schedule and more information will be available at by June 27, 2017.
To learn more about PALAS go to

For more information, please contact:
Rula Brown – Executive Director –
Millissa LadySong – Marketing Director –

Fifty-seven North Atlanta groups to be recognized with $1000 grants at Days of Giving celebration – Tues, Oct 27 at 8:00 AM at Chattahoochee Nature Center. Peace and Love Academic Scholarship (PALAS) is a proud recipient of Wells Fargo Bank Grant.

Local non-profits receive $1,000 each; Total of $57,000 invested in local community as program celebrates seventh anniversary

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Coreen Brimm of Wells Fargo Bank (L), Jackie Brown (PALAS Director-C)
& Rula Brown, PALAS Exec. Director at awards presentation in Roswell, GA.
ATLANTA, Ga. (Oct. 27, 2015) – Fifty- seven North Atlanta non-profits will be honored on October 27th  by Wells Fargo team members with $1,000 Days of Giving grants, at a community breakfast held at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. 

Days of Giving is a Wells Fargo initiative through which individual bank stores honor organizations in the communities where those stores do business.  All of the groups were selected by frontline team members in bank stores in the area.
Including this year’s giving, Wells Fargo will have given more than $1,500,000 in Days of Giving grants to groups across Metro Atlanta since the program began. 

“The level of commitment these organizations give to North Atlanta make me so proud to honor them through Days of Giving and to call them my neighbors,” said Scott Asher, North Atlanta area president for Wells Fargo. “They are an example of how our collective efforts can make a major impact – on individuals, neighborhoods, our county, our city and beyond.”

The following 57 North Atlanta groups will receive $1,000 grants.

  • 50 Shades of Pink Foundation, Inc.
  • Aid Atlanta
  • Annandale Village
  • Archway Housing Program Inc
  • Arts on the Creek, Inc
  • Atlanta Children's Shelter
  • Atlanta Mission (Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children)
  • Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Beauty In Me
  • Camp Horizon, Inc.
  • Camp Sunshine
  • Canine Assistants
  • Chastain Park Conservancy
  • Chattahoochee Nature Center, Inc.
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta/Marcus Autism Center
  • Chris Kids, Inc
  • CURE Childhood Cancer Inc.
  • Drake House
  • East Atlanta Kids Club
  • Foster Care Support Foundation
  • Friends of Gwinnett Public Library
  • Friends of Refugees Inc
  • Georgia Equality     
  • Givingpoint, Inc.
  • Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation
  • Hands of Christ - A Duluth Cooperative Ministry
  • Hispanic Organization Promoting Education (H.O.P.E.)
  • It's the Journey
  • Jerusalem House
  • Joseph and Sarah Caring for Vets, Inc.
  • Kamp Kizzy, Inc.
  • Leadership Sandy Springs
  • Lion Heart School
  • Lost N Found Youth
  • Neighbor In Need
  • North Fulton Community Charities
  • Peace and Love Academic scholarship
  • postive impact
  • Roswell Garden Club
  • Ryan Lee Holland Cancer Foundation
  • Sandy Springs Mission
  • Saving Our Children and Families Inc
  • Ser Familia
  • She Is Safe. Inc
  • Shepherd Center Foundation
  • Sister Love, Inc
  • Southeastern Railway Museum
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society Inc
  • Study Hall
  • Trevor Project
  • U Hope CDC
  • VOICE Today
  • Woodruff Arts Center
  • YMCA of Metro Atlanta
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ATLANTA, GA – October 12, 2015: Peace and Love Academic Scholarship, Inc. (PALAS, Inc.) board voted unanimously to add Mr. Danny Roberts; CD, MPhil, JP and Mr. Trevor Flowers; B.S, PE to their team.  Both gentlemen are outstanding professionals who will bring a great deal of experience to the non-profit organization.

At the monthly meeting held on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 the board set a new goal for 2016-2017 to award 100 scholarships for students in Jamaica/Caribbean. PALAS awarded 95 scholarships in 2015-2016, and 282 scholarships along with 35 computers to high school and tertiary level students in the Caribbean over the past 5 years.  Please see brief bio below for Danny Roberts and Trevor Flowers.      
Mr. Danny Roberts; CD, MPhil, JP is the Head of the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute (HLSTUEI) at the Consortium for Social Development and Research at the Open Campus of the University of the West Indies, Mona. He presented the Sixth Annual National Bank of Dominica (NBD) Ltd. & UWI Open Campus Dominica National Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, May 30, 2013. An African, Caribbean & Pacific European Economic Community (ACP-EEC) scholar, Mr. Roberts is a graduate of the University of the West Indies with a BA Honors in Communications with Social Sciences and a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Government.

Mr. Roberts was the recipient of Jamaica’s fourth highest National Honors in 2009, the Commander of the Order of Distinction (CD) for his contribution to the trade union movement, and was appointed a Justice of the Peace for St. Andrew in 2011. Mr. Roberts has spent more than twenty years in the trade union movement serving as President of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, Vice President of the National Workers Union, and President of the Union of Clerical Administrative and Supervisory Employees. He currently serves as Vice President of the umbrella trade union organization, the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions.

Mr. Roberts has authored a number of book chapters and has written and presented dozens of papers on industrial relations, trade unionism, labor market issues and aspects of labor studies at workshops, conferences and seminars locally and regionally.  He was a co-host of News Talk 93 morning radio program, “Jamaica Speaks”. He also serves on a variety of committees including the Minimum Wage Advisory Commission, the Labor Advisory Committee, National Council on Education and the Jamaica Productivity Centre. Mr. Roberts has been a newspaper columnist, radio commentator and television analyst in Jamaica. He is married to Geraldine and has two wonderful daughters – Sherice and Sasha-Kay. Danny attended Jamaica College (JC) in Jamaica.

Mr. Trevor Flowers; BSc, P.E is the President & CEO of Kwest A/E Corporation. He co-founded this development, architecture, and engineering services operation, catering to both public and private sector clients.
He has been active in the acquisition, and development of income producing properties; his experience covers a wide area of real estate including leasing, client representative, construction management and design and construction.  The activities have involved single-family homes, commercial office buildings and industrial properties.

Mr. Flowers has combined development hands-on experience in real estate development, marketing budgeting finance, full profit and loss activity with strong history of creativity and operations/productivity management.  A purposeful and dynamic leader/team player who communicates effectively with all levels/multiple disciplines.  Exhibits a “can-do” attitude exemplified by a history of achievements and innovations.  Skilled contract administration, scheduling, materials management and problem resolution.  Adapts well to change and the pressure of aggressive timetables.

Mr. Flowers has a BS Degree in Civil Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and attends New York University Real Estate Institute.  He holds professional engineering licenses in New Jersey, Delaware, Arizona, and Jamaica, W.I. He is a member of American Management Association, American Society of Professional Engineers, Past President of New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Educational Opportunity Advisory Board and past President of Caribbean Business Association. Trevor attended Kingston College (KC) in Jamaica.

PALAS, Inc. is a 501(c) (3), non-profit organization which is headquartered in Georgia. Founded by Jamaican-born Rula Brown,   our mission is to help improve the health, education and general well-being of less fortunate children in the Caribbean region. PALAS operates with ten (10) working board members and five (5) advisory board members. Our motto is “Preserving Young Minds for Posterity”. 

February 10, 2014   


·        421% increase in contribution over last year supported 43% increase in Scholarships

Atlanta, GA (February, 2014) The Founder and Executive Board members of the Peace and Love Academic Scholarship Program, Inc. (PALAS, Inc.) would like to thank all of this year’s (2013-14) sponsoring partners, donors and contributors for making the year a great success in helping us to increase our scholarship awardees by 43%. The Scholarship Award Ceremony which was held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the University of West Indies (UWI) in Kingston, Jamaica resulted in a huge success with 60 new scholarships awarded and an increase of 421% contributions over last year. The Hon. Damion Crawford and Washington D.C. Attorney, Patrick Campbell delivered the keynote addresses to the 16 high school, 44 university scholarship recipients, with 300 guests/family members attending. 

Since PALAS’s launch in December 2010 in honor and memory of murdered Jamaican student Vanessa Campbell, 115 scholarships, 12 computers valued at US$50,300.00 were awarded. Fifteen of the recipients were medical students. The selection committee received several hundred files to evaluate this year from students in age range 12-32 yrs, 87 females, and 41 males from 39 High Schools/89 University applicants. PALAS selection committee recognizes the growing request for assistance that will continue to support this worthy cause of “Preserving Young Minds for Posterity”.

PALAS would also like to say a special THANK YOU for all the additional support that was given by the listeners and supporters of founder Mr. Rula Brown’s very popular internet shows on the to assist homeless University of West Indies medical student Yemalla Edwards whom he briefly met while in Jamaica preparing for the scholarship presentations. Mr. Brown was so moved by what he heard Mr. Edwards was experiencing, that he immediately sprang into action to help find him accommodations, a computer and financial support.  Upon returning to Atlanta he immediately started a drive to establish a support network for this young man and listeners responded with tears, emotions and their donations. Today, Yemalla Edwards has settled into his own accommodation, eating properly, and is grateful and thankful for his blessings and prayers answered with your assistance.  Mr. Edwards is well on his way to greater success because of the generosity of you, our supporters.

PALAS has dedicated its resources, human and financial, to help make a difference in the lives of the underserved children in Jamaica, West Indies as well as the wider Caribbean region.

PALAS’s goal in 2014 is to award one-hundred (100) new scholarships & computers. Contributors may Partner with PALAS (PWP) by making a minimum donation of US$350.00 and have a scholarship awarded in their name, family or business. For further information about PALAS including sponsorship opportunities, please visit the website,

Please help us in "Preserving Young Minds for Posterity" by making a donation online up to July 30th, at or send a check payable to PALAS, P.O. Box 5461, Alpharetta GA 30023 USA.   Please send email to or Tele 770-715-0224.
PALAS, Inc. is a 501(c) (3), non-profit organization which is headquartered in Georgia. Founded by Jamaican-born Rula Brown,   our mission is to help improve the health, education and general well being of less fortunate children.  (Actor, PAUL CAMPBELL PALAS ads.)        

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Saturday August 24th 2013
University of the West Indies (UWI) in Kingston, Jamaica
Keynote Address: Hon. Minister Damion Crawford & Patrick Campbell
110 Scholarships 10 Computers 748% Increase in Scholarship Awards since inception December 2010
ATLANTAGA – July 24, 2013: Peace and Love Academic Scholarship, Inc.(PALAS) will award fifty-five (55) new scholarships for the academic year 2013-2014 to worthy, but economically challenged high school and University/College students (see photo below) in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean region. Hon Minister Damion Crawford, Minister of Tourism & Entertainment and Attorney Patrick Campbell will deliver the Keynote addresses at the award ceremony - UWI in Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Reggae songbird, Winsome Benjamin will provide the entertainment and Grace Kennedy and 25th Century Media will sponsor the event.
PALAS, the Atlanta-headquartered charity organization, has received the support of various corporate bodies and individuals to support the students.  The stated mission of the group is to recognize and honor outstanding academic performances of under privileged students residing in the Caribbean region.
The brainchild of Founder/Executive Director Rula Brown, PALAS program was established in December 2010, to honor the memory of young Vanessa Campbell, an aspiring Jamaican artiste who was a casualty of the burgeoning crime and violence problem in PortmoreJamaica. After Vanessa’s untimely death, an initial scholarship program was created as the SSSJamz/Vanessa Campbell Academic Scholarship to assist high school students from her alma mater, Bridgeport High School. To sustain this effort PALAS has been soliciting funds from all quarters.
Since the inception of the program, PALAS awarded 110 scholarships, 10 computers and mentoring for some of the students. Some  highlights over the 3 years are; 746% increase in scholarships, over 235 applicants including 28 Medical Students, 27 Science & Engineering, 13 Law students, 13 Nursing, 17 Business/Accounting and 55 liberal/fine arts student applicants. The program is available to students in the Caribbean region; however, Jamaican students solely take advantage of it, with representation from almost all the parishes. The students range in age 12-32 years old from various high schools, UWI, UTECH, NCU and AAIMS Medical SchoolPALAS continues to strive to “Preserving Young Minds for Posterity”; we would like to thank all the supporters of these most deserving students who are aiming to reach above the sky. The PALAS scholarship application process for the 2013-2014 academic years was openedApril 1, through May 15, 2013.  

Founder, Rula Brown said “the unfortunate news about PALAS’s effort is that, there were additional 20-25 students who met the criterion for scholarships but due to the lack of funds we could not assist at this time”. PALAS’s goal is to award at an additional 15 more scholarships before the ceremony. You may Partner with PALAS (PWP) to have a scholarship in your name, loved one or business by donating a minimum of $350.00 for high school student or $700.00 for a University student.
Please make a donation to the PALAS program before July 31st. by sending a check to:

Peace and Love Academic Scholarship or PALAS
P.O. Box 5461
AlpharettaGA 30023-5461


Or donate online at with PAYPAL, VISA, MASTERCARD or Check.

About Peace and Love Academic Scholarship, Inc

Peace and Love Academic Scholarship is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded by Jamaican-born Rula Brown, PALAS’ mission is to help improve the health, education and general well being of less fortunate children residing in the Caribbean region.

Since its formal launch in December 2010, PALAS has dedicated its resources, human and financial, to help make a difference in the lives of underserved children in Jamaica, West Indies as the well as the wider Caribbean region. For further information about PALAS including sponsorship opportunities, please visit

Donations are accepted online via PAYPAL or by mail. Feel free to visit the website,

For additional information contact:
Rula Brown
Peace and Love Academic Scholarship (PALASInc.
"Preserving young minds for posterity"
© 2010-11 Peace and Love Academic Scholarship (PALAS) Inc.P.O. Box 5461 AlpharettaGA 30023-5461USA


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