Preserving and Promoting Cape Verdean Culture
IN NEW BEDFORD
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 CVANB will foster continued appreciation for our history, deliver culturally competent programs and services that enrich all communities, making a difference in the lives of the Cape Verdean people here and abroad.
Opening the Cultural Center and Creating Island Park
The Board of Directors and its partners are focused on opening a Cultural Community Center for performances, art events, and education. The completed restoration of the state historic Strand theatre into the Cape Verdean Cultural Center, and the creation of Island Park as a green space for youth programming in the adjacent lot will provide a home for Cape Verdean culture and a
physical space for performances, artists, and social gatherings.
Programs for the Community
CVA-NB sees cultural programming as a way to bring the community together in the learning and sharing of our culture. The center will provide musical performances and theater, education, arts, and cultural programs for youth and adults in the community. Establishing a Cape Verdean Consulate Office in New Bedford is part of the long-term strategy.
“Always bear in mind that the people are not fighting for ideas, for the things in anyone’s head. They are fighting to win material benefits, to live better and in peace, to see their lives go forward, to guarantee the future of their children. . .”