Cultivating Communities and Opportunities Worldwide


The Caribbean-American Cultural Association Inc. NA or better known as CACANA is a recognized 501C-3 non-profit organization aimed at education, promotion, inform, benevolent, social, cultural and economic well-being of its members and the Caribbean-American Communities. 


CACANA is focused on creating community-based and community-led solutions that strengthen the cornerstones for a good quality of life by offering the following: food and clothing drives for the socially disadvantaged, humanitarian relief/comfort efforts to those in need who suffer housing lost due to national disasters, and special events.

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In response to the 2020 global pandemic and health crisis, CACANA founded The East-Coast Community COVID-19 Task Force. This task force consists of nonprofits, communities residents, neighborhoods, and CACANA members that represent various cities, communities, and neighborhoods that have been deeply impacted.  

ECC COVID-19 was founded in March 21, 2020 under leadership of both Michael Kelvin Bennett and Dr. Dothlyn M. Sterling to act as an community watchdog and outreach to help states along the Eastern region of the United States to hold accountability in municipal, state and federal government.

Our goal is to help people who are suffering in the pandemic crisis of the Coronavirus to receive fair medical care, testing and allocation of funding equally and equitably.

This includes minorities, homeless populations and other deeply affected communities who faces challenges due to economical, social and environmental changes.

The ECC COVID-19 have established and partnered with communities and other nonprofit organizations in the following states: New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington DC; Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Illinois. 


CANANA has helped develop programs and workshops that have created change for many people all throughout the world.


Our core team and partnership form a global community of professionals and advocates committed to community impact.


In addition to the West Indian communities of the Caribbean, CACANA is engaged in several areas throughout the United States and beyond.

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“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.”

– Bob Marley

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