P.O. BOX 5532
New Bedford, MA 02742
1157 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, MA
508-991-5796 / 508-971-6567
C V A~N B
Welcome to Cape Verdean Association in New Bedford
Benvindos a Associacao Cabo Verdeana em New Bedford
The Cape Verdean Association in New Bedford, Inc.
is a 501(C) (3) non-profit Organization,
founded in 1990.
The mission of the Cape Verdean Association in New Bedford, Inc. is to preserve and promote Cape Verdean culture. As the vanguard of Cape Verdean heritage in the United States, we aspire to reach, build and strengthen partnerships throughout the diaspora. The CVA~NB will foster continued appreciation for our history, deliver culturally competent programs and services that enriches the communities, making a difference in the lives of the Capeverdean people here and abroad.
CVA~NB’s principal project is to develop a Cape Verdean Cultural Center. The Cape Verdean Cultural Center (CVCC) when fully operational will be the community's cultural and resource center. Programs will include gathering, preservation, and dissemination of historical data about the rich heritage and contribution of the Cape Verdean people. Encourage community building by promoting multicultural educational programs, including but not limited to seminars in culture and history, literature, theater, film, music, dancing, photography, paintings, arts and crafts; youth programs and exchange students; and welcoming a permanent satellite office for the Cape Verdean Consulate services onsite. We believe that all programs and activities of the Cape Verdean Association in New Bedford will enrich and raise awareness while promoting and stimulating cultural, educational, social, and economic development.
Secretary of State Hilary Clinton says that Cape Verde is an example to all other African countries, because of it's good democratic governance, peace and a country considered as a success story in Africa, which has efficiently used the US economic assistance, including the Millenium Challenge Account. She meet with the Capeverdean Delegation in Sal including Fatima Veiga our Embassador to the United States.