We are a non-profit organization focused on giving back to the community and enhancing the lives of our members and young people in our community!
- We promote activities that build awareness of, and interest in, Caribbean culture and affairs
- We offer scholarships to high school seniors
- We support a youth steel band – the Lake Steel Orchestra
- We support community and charitable projects
- We host fun events like monthly birthday parties, the Annual Clermont Caribbean Jerk Festival, and an Annual Banquet
Actively serving the young people in our community by mentoring, and providing scholarships, while developing our cultural diversity.
To be the premier non-profit organization known for advancing and mentoring young people in our community
The Caribbean American Association of Lake County (CAALC) Inc. began April 2004 in Clermont, Florida. Our first meeting had less than ten people in attendance. We have since grown to over 100 active members. We seek to promote, develop, and implement programs, which will benefit the Caribbean community in south Lake County and neighboring Central Florida communities.
We are a voluntary membership, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of young people in our community. We award five scholarships annually to deserving students of Caribbean American heritage from local high schools. We provide instruction to the youth members of the Lake Steel Orchestra. This mentoring program supports the development of key life skills such as team work and discipline. We also support a back-to-school coupon program that supports families purchase school supplies.
We also provide emotional support to the elderly and shut-ins in the Clermont community. CAALC also provides assistance and donations in times of need to various Caribbean charity organizations. In addition, we are in the process of organizing after school tutoring. The CAALC Cultural group performs at various local events.
The CAALC extends a warm welcome to new and potential members. Join us in our vision!