Founded on October 1, 2005, The Virginia Caribbean-American Cultural Association Inc. (VCACA) remains true to its mission: bridging the literacy gap both educationally and culturally, and support other social programs in the community.
The nonprofit provides scholarships to college students who are financially disadvantaged but, wish to continue and complete their college aspirations. VCACA also promotes youth development programs. Their biggest annual fundraiser is CaribFest, which will host its 13th annual festival and parade on Saturday, August 18, 2018.
Rebuild Dominica Inc has partnered with Know Your Culture (KYC) to showcase our beautiful Nature Isle this year during CaribFest in Norfolk, Virginia (VA). In preperation for the upcoming event in Norfolk, volunteers from Rebuild Dominica Inc — Mrs. Joan Christian, LaDana Drigo and Ta’Tyani Young — met with the Founder of KYC, Sabiena George Mingo, to prepare for KYC’s section of the CaribFest parade.
KYC is a New Jersey based dance group focused on performing, celebrating and teaching the cultural, traditional dances of Dominica. KYC has performed at many popular Caribbean events.
KYC’s mission is to promote Dominica’s wonderful culture using national wear, traditional dances and cultural music. Performances in the Diaspora allow American audiences to experience Dominica’s culture in true Dominica Independence fashion!
To learn more about CaribFest or to secure tickets online, log on to www.virginiacaribfest.com.