“To foster and cultivate cultural ties to the Caribbean Community via socialization, education and community outreach projects and partnerships.”
There is an estimated 125,000 Caribbean or Caribbean American persons living in the Central Florida area today.
Caribbean population groups are diverse and involve many sub groups with different ancestry and race. Some include African, East Indian, CaribIndian, ArawakIndian, Chinese, European among others.
African Caribbean account for 40% of the total amount of Caribbean Americans in Orlando.
Caribbean Community Connection of Orlando, Inc. is the first known Caribbean Community Service driven organization in the Orlando area.
Caribbean Community Connection of Orlando, Inc. begun in September 2003 and is the only known Caribbean community based service organization in Orlando, Florida, to date.
Caribbean Community Connection has a host of projects that are geared specifically for children between the ages of 6 to 18 years.
The organization sponsors four programs: Back to School Day, Teen Pregnancy Awareness C.A.R.I.B.E. Therapeutic/Mentoring and Kreyol Lekol. The “Adopt a School Program” initiative supports all four yearly projects.
The Caribbean Community Connection relies on donations, contracts and grants as major funding sources.