About Us

CARIBBEAN AMERICAN CENTER OF NEW YORK INC. (CACNY)

CACNY is a multi-service, non-profit, 501 (c) 3, tax-exempt organization founded in 1987 and incorporated in NY State in 1988.

SERVICE COMMUNITY

CACNY serves under served and needy immigrants, minorities and other groups in New York State, with a specific focus on minority youth.  According to the US Census, this sub-group number of  Caribbean immigrants alone is over two (2) million – more than 40% of  New York City’s total immigrant population.  Young people under 18 years make up more than 35%, over 50% are minority youth and most are of Caribbean Heritage.

GOALS

To increase the SAT scores by at least 250 to 500 each year through Tutoring, Counseling and Mentoring 100 youth annually from low income families in inner city neighborhoods to attend and complete their college education
Establish new partnerships with diverse groups to set and implement policy benefiting immigrants, veterans and other minority groups.

PURPOSE

To improve the lives of low income immigrants and minorities in NYC by raising their standard of living.

MISSION STATEMENT

To empower and enhance the quality of life of our target communities – by providing and/or facilitating adequate access to economic, educational, training, employment, immigration, civic involvement, healthcare, youth and other policy issues.

 OBJECTIVES  

Special project  to prepare an additional 1,000 Holiday Gift bags to small children recently made homeless by natural disasters.  This is in addition to CACNY’s regular annual undertaking to provide 1,200 Holiday Gifts to children in 20 Homeless Shelters in Brooklyn, Queens, Harlem and the Bronx since 1998.

Enable youth from needy families to access quality education at reputable colleges and job training resources.

Promote better health/nutrition, higher education, skills training, youth leadership & development for low income folk.

Leadership initiatives in conjunction with diverse national and international organizations.

Expand CACNY’s mentoring, SAT tutoring, counseling, and voter registering services

Develop pertinent alliances and strategic partnerships with community orgs, government, corporate & consular offices to affect certain policy issues that impact negatively on target community.

Promote cross-cultural exchanges among diverse ethnic, cultural and religious groups to foster integrated approaches to  address common issues, youth gangs & violence prevention.