Caribbean Community in Philadelphia
Transformative, Collaborative & Collective Community-based Org.
Our Social Mission: "Positively reframing the narrative about and for the Caribbean People."
Our Vision: "Creating Community with innovative programming and providing real life solutions."
Our Core Values: Five (5)
Committed to Cultural Identity, Responsible Representation, Integrity in Action, Positive Cultural Affirmations, Defending Cultural Content.
Caribbean Community in Philadelphia is dedicated to building a well represented image of Caribbean Diaspora People. We help to reframe our multi-cultural and multi-linguistic identity narrative through arts & culture, education, sports, health, seniors, immigration, business entrepreneurship, sports, and natural disaster and climate change.
CCP exist as a diverse 8-part, multi-layered programming. We are dedicated to providing a safe space to interface and explore our rich Caribbean Cultural Identity and Heritage. CCP is a grassroots non-profit organization, fiscally managed by CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia.
We engage on the Census Population Count and COVID-19 Vaccination Response and Prevention. We connect and engage on civic and socio-economic issues that matters to our community members. We collaborate with partnering organizations and civic leaders to provide housing, education, health, food, and racial equity.
We provide pro bono grief and trauma support services and collaborate on pro bono immigration services. We defend, advocate and advance the cause and rights of Caribbean People. We cultivate a positive attitude and present a strong belief that the Caribbean Islands is more than a tourist destination, but a place to invest.
Arts & Culture
Caribbean Community in Philadelphia is the lead organization in Philadelphia which celebrates
Caribbean Heritage in June, designated as National Caribbean American Heritage Month.
Now in its 9th year, CCP engages 1st and 2nd generation of Caribbean Children and Youths (7-11 years & 12-15 years) on Caribbean and African Diaspora History during February - Black History Month. In 2021, we opened the space to be inclusive of all children with invested interest in learning about the significant contributions of Caribbean Americans.
Established in 2014, Caribbean Cancer Strong (CCS) became a Support Group providing hope and healing through non-medical care, case management, and grief support for family and friends directly and indirectly impacted by cancer.
Our community partner and board member, Dr. Camille Ragin, Principal Investigator (AC3) and Professor at Fox Chase Cancer Center/Temple University leads our health initiative. We at CCS collaborate with AC3 in providing cancer healthcare professionals. Our work extends beyond personal services, we work with African Caribbean Cancer Consortium, offering free monthly virtual and in-person community engagements on various cancers affecting our minority black and brown community.
Caribbean Community in Philadelphia hosts Mammography Screenings, Health Fairs and works with leading health organizations and city agencies to address health inequities and disparities within our community.
Grief & Trauma | Wellness Support | Black Resiliency
Caribbean Film Screening, started in 2015 to promote Caribbean Films during the month of June. We have featured films such as; Culture Clash, 1804 - The Hidden History of Haiti, PAN - Our Music Odyssey, Forward Ever - The Killing of a Revolution, and Even the Rain.
Caribbean Community in Philadelphia continues to engage on racial issues affecting our black and marginalized communities during this era of Black Lives Matter. We have co-sponsored and hosted Healing 4 Black Advocates supporting Philly For R.E.A.L. Justice.
Creating a safe sacred space for self-care, self-healing in the Black Community, Retooling, Rest and Rejuvenation for frontline, sideline and backline soldiers in the real struggle for Black Lives Matter. We have co-sponsored and provided Black Wellness and Resiliency Zones in Philly and in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
CCP continues to work with our VP of Operation and Resident Therapist, Lamya Broussard, Founder and Director, C.O.M.E. Coming Out More Equipped Consulting Services to provide services for our community. We have been a strong supporter for BLM and Caribbean St. Lucian born, Bothem Shem Jean with a candlelight vigil. We continue to provide support for know your rights (immigrants, stopped by the police) and provide pro bono Grief and Trauma Support Services for immigrants (group and individual therapy) and for International students.
CARIBBEAN CONVERSATIONS & CARIBBEAN CHILDREN'S STORYTIME
CCP works with partnering organization, Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas to provide cross-cultural Caribbean/Latino digital online and in-person education Literacy on Caribbean Conversations.
CCP has created a Caribbean Children's Storytime and provided Caribbean Literacy and engagement on educating on Caribbean Literacy in Philadelphia Public Libraries.
CCP works with Andrew Sharpe, Chairman, Authentic Caribbean Foundation, Inc, in Boston Massachusetts to design and implement a virtual learning afterschool program with Caribbean Folklore and dis-ABILITIES Inclusion. Pickney time Storytime Caribbean Afterschool Program has been in existence from 2020-2021 (two seasons/24 programs).
We educate, engage and empower students 2-8 years old, parents, caregivers, librarians, artists, musicians, teachers and work with our community partner, Leonid Johnson, Founder/Director, CommUnity of the Deaf, Inc.
Business | Entrepreneurship | Workforce Development
Educating and empowering community members on how to invest in themselves through financial planning for college students and adults. Engaging community members on how to prepare life insurance and estate planning. Equipping and training immigrant social innovators, self starters and small businesses owners on how to operate, support and collaborate with each other. We facilitate and work with WFG and business enterprise on how to access city resources, micro loans and big business enterprise, and accessing capital.
Joshua Teshome of Jamaica.
2019 Winner of 5th Annual Caribbean Edutopia Quiz Competition. Age 12-15 years old.
Make Your Mark
MAKE A DONATION
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PARTNER WITH US
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Caribbean Community in Philadelphia an even better Nonprofit, Grassroots Organization, than it already is.
We want to provide you with the connect you to your sub-island community. We want to connect you to local resources, and provide you opportunities to empower you.
Don't hesitate to reach us, as so many people have done during inquiry, connection, and volunteered services.
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
At Caribbean Community in Philadelphia, we believe in the power of volunteerism. Selflessly giving of your time and resources, help to enhance your personal life and connection to the cause at CCP. Self-serving empowers your professional life goals.
Cultural | Civic | Community Engagement
Caribbean Community in Philadelphia emerged out of our online social media platform. We purposely inspire and support our Caribbean Community members, by bridging the gap of cultural understanding with continued education and advocacy on immigrant, human rights, and provide opportunities for civic engagement, encouraging Caribbean people rights and responsibilities.
CCP was established in 2013 with a 4-part programming initiatives. By December, 2019, we grew to an 8-part programming initiatives: Health, Education, Sports, Arts & Culture, Seniors, Immigration, Business, Climate Change & Natural Disaster Support.
We're driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of connected organizational grassroot support.
- Thu, Mar 26Paris Bistro & Jazz CafeMar 26, 2020, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PMParis Bistro & Jazz Cafe, 8235 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, USADine in or mix and mingle at the bar with great Caribbean French Fusion A La Carte. Enjoy the sounds of Caribbean Latino, De Tierra Caliente. Congratulate the four (4) honorees in Caribbean Business. In honor of immigrant Business Week in the City of Philadelphia.
- Fri, Feb 28Barbados Social Club Of Philadelphia IncFeb 28, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PMBarbados Social Club Of Philadelphia Inc, 3910 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USAOur annual Black History Month event that engages students 7-11 & 12-15 years old on Caribbean History and significant contributions made by Caribbean Americans. We honor Caribbean teachers and engage the audience in an impromptu quiz.
- Sat, Apr 27The Sable Collective
- Mon, Apr 01National Constitution Center
Caribbean People on the Rise
Caribbean Community in Philadelphia is a non-profit organization, fiscally sponsored project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, a charitable 501 (c) (3) organization. We are an arts and cultural collective, using education empowerment and advocacy for the advancement of Caribbean People.
We engage multicultural Caribbean cultural platforms and provide opportunities for globalized conversations.