After over 20 years of service to the local community, the Caribbean Community Association (CCA) will be honored by the boards of the University of South Florida (USF) Area Community Civic Association, Inc. (USFACCA) and the University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc. (UACDC).
The Caribbean Community Association (CCA) has been selected to receive community awards for grassroots initiatives in health and humanitarian outreach as well as education and community awareness. Their dedication to providing top-notch programs will be recognized at the annual awards banquet on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the UACDC Building, located at 14013 North 22nd Street in Tampa, FL.
Math Tutorial Program:
The Caribbean Community Association’s signature Math Tutorial program has helped local students in grades 3 through 12 improve their math skills. In addition to providing individualized instruction in all areas of math, tutors have prepared students for standardized tests such as the FCAT, SAT and ACT. The program meets every Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. The Chase Manhattan Bank, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the University of South Florida are just a few of the sponsors who have contributed their support to this program.
Former Pasco County teacher Evie Larmond started Project READ to advance literacy efforts in Jamaica. Despite being hundreds of miles away, teachers in the Caribbean are given access to workshops and information that address reading skills, developing early readers and helping struggling readers.
CCA hasn’t stopped at helping local Caribbean-Americans at academics. The CCA Health committee provides health education and services to the local community as well as health outreach to those in the Caribbean. Services include education in disease prevention and wellness screenings for early detection of diseases, dental and pediatric care. These services are provided by a team of practicing and retired nurses and doctors who travel to remote regions of the Caribbean.
“Part of being a strong community is knowing your roots. Using our resources to help the local community as well as the Caribbean islands not only helps us grow as individuals, but also strengthens our community,” says Khaleelah Abdul-Kareem, public relations officer with CCA.
For more information about the award banquet, visit website at www.uacdc.org or contact UACDC’s CEO, Dan Jurman, at (813)-558-5212.
About the Caribbean Community Association (CCA) – The CCA meets on the third Friday of every month at 7 p.m. at the UACDC Building at 14013 North 22nd Street, Tampa, Florida 33613. Their June meeting will be on Friday, June 15, 2012. For more information, visit our website at www.cca91.org or contact CCA President, Brian McEachron at (813) 224-0484.
SOURCE: The Caribbean Community Association Inc.
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