Academic journal article Journal of Pan African Studies

The Center for African, Caribbean and Community Development: University of Massachusetts, Boston

Academic journal article Journal of Pan African Studies

The Center for African, Caribbean and Community Development: University of Massachusetts, Boston

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The Center for African, Caribbean and Community Development (CACCD) is a university wide, interdisciplinary academically based program associated with the Africana Studies Department in the College of Liberal Arts that offers regional research programs in Africana Studies. The CACCD serves as a clearinghouse for public programs and lecture series; as a center for publications on African-Caribbean scholarship; and a locus for academic study and research on community development issues in the African Diaspora. The CACCD includes program initiatives such as the Health Education and Learning Program for Black Males (HELP), the Haitian Studies Program, the Journal of Haitian Studies (JOHS), the Creole Language and Culture Institute, and the Youth, Education and Sports (YES) with Africa Program which offers leadership training for youth in Benin and Senegal in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Boston's Division of Athletics, Recreation, Special Projects and Programs that began the program in 1999, and the Martin Luther King Jr./ Amilcar Cabral Commemorative Program. The CACCD enriches our campus and community by creating a fertile intellectual environment, which enhances the relationship of African and Caribbean studies, culture, history and development to the broader fields of the humanities. …

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