The strategic objectives of the CANDO Inc. are:
* Position Tampa Bay as a strategic portal for entry into the Caribbean region
* Establish the CADI as the facility to go to for trade and commerce support for the Caribbean region
* Facilitate opportunities with the state education institutes to perform geographic, archeological, geologic, and renewable energy research that is compatible to Florida and the Caribbean Region
* To develop a state-of-the art multi-purpose space for gatherings and the activities of local Caribbean & American organizations
* To be self sustaining
* Establish a cultural, educational and economic development facility with interests to the Caribbean community in the Tampa Bay region
* To expose our youths to their cultural roots and foster a continued sense of their Caribbean identity
* To provide activities to accommodate the retired senior citizens who have made their contribution to community.
* To have a facility that will display the successful accomplishments and contributions generated from the Caribbean region.
>> PROJECT INFORMATION:
The Carib-American Development Institute Center will be unique in that it will be a melting pot that unifies people of the 31 Caribbean Nations. The Caribbean culture is much diversified, and includes French, Creole, Dutch, Spanish, and British nationalities. It is estimated that there are 60,000 Caribbean Americans in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties alone, not including the rest of the Tampa Bay region. The Tampa Bay region is defined as Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Manatee, Sarasota, Hernando, and Citrus counties. The primary services of this cultural, educational and economic development center include providing lecture halls and conference rooms, hosting events, sponsoring economic development training, and supporting community clubs and programs. This center has the ability to make a major and long-lasting impact on the Tampa Bay community.
The Carib-American Development Institute Center will solicit and engage the Caribbean base in the Tampa Bay region and interested parties familiar with the Caribbean culture, as well as to businesses in the area where the center will act as a point of contact to the Caribbean or vice versa. The facility will be designed to accommodate events for various age demographics, from children to senior citizens and incorporate the business, educational, social, and cultural segments.
In addition to the Carib-American Development Institute Center, the facility will house the Caribbean Hall of Fame (CHoF). The CHof will display exhibits to promote the awareness of successful accomplishments of the Caribbean region, the first known of this kind. This museum will reach out to schools and individuals in the community, as well as tourists to share the Caribbean cultures. There is no single permanent institution known globally, that serves the Caribbean Diaspora by promoting its development. It will acquire, conserve, research, communicate and exhibit the tangible and intangible heritage of this segment of the globe and its environment. The Caribbean Hall of Fame will be the world first known institution to do this. The CHoF will be a symbolic landmark in Tampa displaying the many fields of endeavors and will honor individuals of noteworthy achievements. It will enshrine the honorees for their noteworthy achievements with sculptures, plaques, awards and displays of notable memorabilia.
The Caribbean-American Nationals Development Organization (CANDO), Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, dedicated to two major initiatives – overseeing the creation of The Caribbean-American Development Institute Center (CADI), and the Caribbean
>> VISION STATEMENT:
The vision statement of the CANDO Inc. is as follows:
“Deliver a functioning, self sustaining Caribbean American Development Institute and a Caribbean Hall of Fame Center that provides economic development assistance, promote cult
Calling out the Caribbean community to particiate with Team CANDO for the 2016 Gasparilla 5K Run/Walk/Stroll. Lets show the community that we CAN DO more than...