CAAC was founded in 1982. It was formerly known as the Central Alabama Chinese Association or CACA and changed to its current name – Central Alabama Association of Chinese (CAAC) in 1987. The mission of the CAAC is to serve the Chinese community in central Alabama, share Chinese culture, and facilitate a deeper understanding among different ethnic groups. Ultimately, its goal is to contribute to the prosperity and development of Chinese American culture in central Alabama.
CAAC hosted and participated in many festivals including the Dragon Boat Festival, Moon Festival celebration and Chinese New Year celebration. We also provided various educational seminars for families and students. All events are open to members, friends, and visitors who are interested in fellowship and are seeking to enhance their understanding of Chinese and American cultures.
We greatly appreciate the past presidents and former staff members of the CAAC for their insightful advice. We look forward to continued participation and support from all of our CAAC members. Together, we can make Chinese community a valuable and respectful member of Central Alabama.
On May 8, 2021, CAAC and Troy University Center for International Languages and Cultures participated City of Montgomery’s Saturday Multicultural Festival, celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We look forward to celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month and work with various communities and the city of Montgomery in many more years ahead.