WCACA Mission Statement:
The WCACA is a 501(c)3 cultural arts association. We are the organizing association for the annual Worcester Caribbean American Carnival which takes place annually the last Sunday in August (Sunday before Labor Day). The WCACA is dedicated to the empowerment of people, preservation of Caribbean tradition and respect for cultural diversity. Using the Worcester Caribbean American Carnival as a vehicle, we seek to promote a broader understanding and deeper appreciation of the Caribbean and Black American experience.
The Worcester Caribbean American Carnival Association is a non-profit (501(c)3) board that consists of members from the Central and East Massachusetts regions. Each member of the board volunteers there time and experience to better enable the mission of the organization. The board was formed in September 2012 and held its inaugural Worcester Caribbean American Carnival in August 2013. During the 5 years since the initial event, the WCACA has grown this event along with a portfolio of events that further engage the community into the experience of Caribbean culture. The city of Worcester is uniquely positioned to support the goals of a growing gateway organization such as the WCACA.
The WCACA along with other community organizations will mark June as Caribbean Heritage Month with events throughout the month to reflect on the influence of Caribbean Americans.