Mission

Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA) has been organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including, but not limited to, the following:

To educate citizens of the United States and of the nations of Central America and the Caribbean about each other’s societies, cultures, history, social and economic institutions, artistic, scientific and other achievements, commercial, educational and other opportunities, and national goals and concerns.

To promote friendship, exchange and cooperation among the citizens, communities and organizations of Central America, the Caribbean and the United States.

To promote economic development in the Caribbean and Central America.

To relieve human suffering due to poverty, hunger, joblessness, malnutrition, and other symptoms of underdevelopment, by harnessing the financial, human and other resources of private sector institutions, including both business and nonprofit organizations, in the United States, Central America and the Caribbean.

To contribute with particular priority to the growth of viable, self sustaining agricultural, industrial and other economic institutions in the Caribbean and Central America that meet the human and developmental needs identified by the people of the respective nations.

To enhance the effectiveness of private sector institutions, voluntary organizations, and individual initiatives in the United States, the Caribbean, and Central America that in turn serve the purposes of the Corporation as stated in the preceding paragraphs, thus contributing to the advancement of liberty, self-determination, democracy, and a greater scope for individual expression, creativity, productivity, and social participation.

To facilitate the work of other charitable, educational, benevolent, and cooperative organizations directed toward the same purposes.

To exercise all the powers of corporations formed under the District of Columbia Nonprofit Corporation Act, which are necessary or convenient in order to accomplish the above-described purposes, including, but not limited to, the power to accept donations of money, property, whether real or personal, or any interest therein, wherever situated, or any other thing of value.