The Authentic Caribbean Foundation (ACF) will be holding its fifth annual Afro-Caribbean Black History Gala & Awards on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at the Florian Hall, Boston, MA. The gala evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by an exciting program at 7:00 p.m. which will feature a live band. State, City and County representatives as well as Community Leaders, Caribbean Diaspora members and other invited guests, are expected to be in attendance.
The Afro-Caribbean Black History Gala & Awards reception recognizes Caribbean-Americans in the State of Massachusetts who have contributed to the development of the Caribbean Diaspora community, especially Caribbean youth. It is the highlight of Black History Month for the organisation and is one of the biggest events on its annual calendar of events.
In pointing out that the Massachusetts Caribbean Community is one of the largest Caribbean communities in the United States with over 200,000 residents, the organization’s Chairman and Founder, Andrew Sharpe, stated that the community is committed to providing the best education for [its] children and fostering joy in learning. The organization, he says, has demonstrated that position through numerous educational initiatives it undertakes each year. One such is the “Kids for Arts Program” introduced to elementary school kids. The program incorporates folklore and other cultural elements aimed at enriching their cultural experience and expanding their knowledge base.
“We are excited about our programs and the work we do in the Greater Boston and Massachusetts community,” he continued. “We will continue to raise funds to further advance the organization’s mission to assist kids with disabilities through health and education.”
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Foundation at: foundation@
About The Authentic Caribbean Foundation
The Authentic Caribbean Foundation (ACF) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, based in Boston, geared towards transforming the lives of Caribbean children impacted by disabilities and HIV/AIDS and assisting caregivers and institutions.
The Authentic Caribbean Foundation was established in November 2012 and seeks to eliminate poverty through the development of community tourism and other self-sustaining opportunities in the disability and HIV/Aids affected communities. Its long term goal is providing education, training and health services, to children and adults with disabilities and HIV/AIDS within the Diaspora and the Caribbean. ACF seeks, through its mission, to bolster HIV/AIDS research in the Diaspora and the Caribbean.
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