|African-American/Caribbean Education Association, Inc
"Working to better the education of our children"
Highlights of Activities
Mission and Background
"Achimot--Harmony and Diversity"
The African-American/Caribbean Education Association, Inc, also known as AACEAINC, was founded in
1997 by Rosalind O'Neal, who brought together teachers of African-American and Caribbean heritage to
address, and bring resolve to, educational issues impacting teachers, students, and parents in the
Southeast Queens Community. Under the leadership of Ms. O'Neal, the first years mushroomed from a small
committee of teacher-advocates and educators from other fields, to a base of stakeholders interested in
making a difference in the education of children and the advancement of community. In 2001, this
group known as the African-American/Caribbean Education Association, whose cause is educational excellence,
became chartered by the New York State Education Department and incorporated as a not-for-profit
organization. This is a 501 (C) 3 organization. Although AACEAINC's operations are based in Southeast Queens, its s
support extends to the five boroughs and beyond in its services to parents, students, families, and stakeholders.
The mission of the African-American/Caribbean Education Association is to:
“Provide a vehicle by which educators, parents, politicians, community, and media, may be informed about
issues relevant to our children's educational growth and development, thereby, fostering a teaching and
learning environment conducive to our students meeting the standards to compete and achieve in today's
evolving technological society".
We at AACEAINC envision a new place in history where our children "excel" in all aspects of the
American experience. It is our belief, that as a People, we have a moral and civic obligation to strengthen
educational services and quality of life issues --to make a difference change must first start with us and we
must know what we are willing to sacrifice. Our vision embraces the success of all our children, the low
achieving, the high risk, the children with special needs, and the children that are gifted and talented.
We envision an organization supportive of high quality experiences and programs that foster leadership.
We see our role as that of catalyst leading the way to the fulfillment of hopes and dreams, which will
mutually benefit every one of us.
Since AACEAINC's inception the organization is proud to have provided the following
services to the community:
awarded to the Southeast Queens Community in 2002.