"We can, whenever and wherever we choose, successfully teach all
                                        children whose schooling is of interest to us.  We already know more than we
                                        need to do this".
The Late Dr. Ronald Edmonds
                                        This organization, adopting this as a mandate, recognizes that many schools in our         
                                        neighborhoods are inadequately educating our children.  While we cannot change
                                        the culture of the schools, we do believe the application of sound strategic planning
                                        and the development of a better sense of community, can change the culture of the
                                        people. By offering the African-American and Caribbean communities viable solutions
                                        that socialize students, parents, families, and community, we purport our community
                                        will be better able to compete and achieve in this evolving technological society. The    
                                        organization accomplishes its mission through Committees; the foundation of which
                                        are the Education, Politics and Culture committees.  
"We are Education, Politics, and Culture in Action".                              











A dream to be realized.
Education Committee

This committee works toward academic empowerment, curriculum, standardized
testing, high school graduation requirements, instructional supports, tutoring,    
test preparation, making transition from the lower grade to middle school and
high school, college admissions and advisory help for college. The committee is
This committee works toward academic empowerment, curriculum, standardized
responsible for developing leadership, the community service program, issues
concerning literacy and scholarships.
Spearheaded by: Hon. Ernestine Washington
Spearheaded by:Hon. Ernestine Washington and Shirley Phipps
Culture Committee

This committee focuses on African Heritage, its significance, struggle,                  
and legacy. An historical and structured approach is implemented to enhance
knowledge about the African-American and Caribbean communities.  The
committee is encouraged to outreach to schools, universities, museums,
and cultural entities to inculcate teaching and learning. The committee is also
encouraged to sponsor cultural excursions around the city, state, and country;
as well as, sponsor trips abroad. Various activities are suggested to support this
committee's work which can promote a greater appreciation of cultural
awareness and diversity of all people.
Spearheaded by: , Karen Nabila Moore.
Politics Committee

Neither the organization nor the committee is involved in endorsements of  
candidates or political parties. The goal of the politics committee is to         
educate the public and to be informative about issues that require an
understanding of civics. This committee works to increase awareness on
educational issues vital to the community. It will enlist the support of
governmental agencies, business, and stakeholders; and foster dialogue
with parents and media. A primary concern of this committee is the work
of its Advisory Council ad hoc committee which conducts research into
educational, cultural, and political issues relevant to the
African-American and Caribbean experience. Additionally, it provides
information to immigrants aspiring to become citizens, performs voter
registration drives, and Candidates' Nights.
Fundraising/Planning Committee

The fundraising committee works closely with the organization's Public Relations
Drector.This committee has a great time planning fun-filled events that supporters
can enjoy while helping AACEAINC to meet expenses. The captain and the
committee have creative license in their planning unless specified otherwise.
The fundraising committee assists when called upon, lends help during
membership drives, and collaborates with the Culture committee for special
Spearheaded by: Aura Moody and Jeany Persaud
Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee is composed of the core team, who are the
name holder honorees and board members, AACEAINC members,
community, and specialists in the areas of our scholarships--
Aviation/Math and Science, Nursing/Health Science and Medicine, and
Library Science/ English Language Arts. Criteria for membership is
based on interest and commitment to academic excellence as well as
these factors: Integrity, dependability, willingness to take on additional
tasks, good verbal, oral, and interpersonal skills.  
Spearheaded by: Harriett Diaz


African-American/Caribbean Education Association, Inc.
                          "Working to better the education of our children"

                                                    OUR COMMITTEES
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