The Community Empowerment Program focuses on engaging Caribbean-Americans to become informed and active U.S. citizens.
Examples of activities to further this purpose include voter registration and citizenship drives, AIDS testing and education and "how-to" workshops on finance, home-ownership and other relevant information.
These workshops and drives are presented as stand-alone events or in conjunction with larger events produced by CAHFI or other organizations.
CAHFI will produce a monthly calendar to highlight the various cultural programs and events in Florida. This will be a free calendar printed and distributed throughout the region and will also be available on the internet at www.cahfi.org and by means of e-newsletter distribution.
Community organiztions CAHFI has partnered with to accomplish various components of the Community Empowerment program include:
- The Caribbean Bar Assocation - a South Florida voluntary bar organization of attorneys from Florida's Caribbean-American community.
- SOCAdVOTE - a non-partisan organization formed to encourage voter registration and participation through the use of the popular Caribbean genre of Soca music.