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ICS ARCHIVES 1993-2017

The Institute's activities include workshops, seminars, symposia, and conferences. A selected listing of our exemplary accomplishments includes:

2020  - ICS serves as Census 2020 Partner

2018 -  ICS launches Caribbean Space Society 

2018 -  ICS partners with Hampton University to Launch Center for Caribbean Health Research 

2017  - ICS launches Caribbean American Advocacy Alliance re Public Law 114-291

2013  - ICS selected as USAID Partner for Diasporas in Development

2012 -  ICS President named White House Champion of Change

2011 -  ICS partners with US Department of State for CAHM Celebrations

2010 - National Profile Partner, US 2010 Census 
           - Launch AllSpice Festival of the Arts & Humanities
           - Grand Marshall, Labor Day Carnival Parade, New York

2009 - Chair, Caribbean American Complete Count Committee, US 2010 Census
           -  ICS recognized in Congressional Register

2008 - Co-Chair, Youth Panel at Leon Sullivan Summit in Tanzania

2007 - Convenor, Caribbean Futures Forum
         -   Launch  Tribute to Hollywood & the Arts in partnership with
              Caribbean Heritage Organization of Los Angeles
         -   Organize China-Caribbean Friendship Tour

2006 - Chair, Inaugural Commemoration of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month 
      & Chair, Committee for White House Briefing & Reception

2005 - Chair, Campaign for June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month
   - Launch DC Caribbean Literary Festival
   - Launch 'WomanLEAD' Leadership and Empowerment Training Program, Jamaica
   - ICS lauded by Congressman Rangel in the Congressional Register

2004 - Help Draft House Resolution 570 to declare June National Caribbean American Heritage Month
        Chair, Official Campaign for June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month

2003 - Launch Caribbean Congressional Summer Internship Fellowship Program
  -  Caribbean American Leadership Dialogue with Minister of State, Hon. Floyd Morris, Jamaica

2002 - Support, Arts Empowerment Summer Camp, Operation Restoration, Kingston, Jamaica
   - CBC Friends of the Caribbean Appreciation Lunch, with Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis
   - Moderate CBC Caribbean Brain Trust

2001 - Organize Public Briefings of CARICOM Secretary General in Washington DC
   -  Production of 30 second Television PSA in support of the UNWCAR
   -  First Annual DC Caribbean Film Festival
   -  Support for Caribbean Brain Trust at the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Conference
-  Caribbean American Leadership Dialogue, International Monetary Fund

2000 - Caribbean-American Leadership Dialogue- Invest Caribbean at World Bank
Participation in Bellagio Consultation on UN World Conference Against Racism (UNWCAR)
- Launch Promotion of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month

1999 - Launch Caribbean American Leadership Dialogue- Invest Caribbean
           Launch first US/Caribbean Legislative Forum, Capitol Hill
- Lead Advocate, first White House Briefing on Caribbean American Issues

1998 - Health Sector Lunch Symposium with Ministers of Health
   - Organize Private Visit of Prime Minister of St. Lucia to Washington D.C.

1997 - Organize Agribusiness Taskforce/Historically Black College & Universities Visit to Jamaica

1996 - Participation in Caribbean Brain Trust at Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference
   - Video Documentary on the Caribbean community in Montgomery County, Maryland
   - Represent Caribbean Diaspora at CARICOM Heads of Government Conference
   - Organize Educational Seminar for Chaconia Mutual Fund
   - Organize Private Visit of Prime Minister of Barbados to Washington DC

1995 - Caribbean Pavilion at the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Legislative Conference

1994 - Support Young Technocrats Summer Camp in Jamaica
   - Symposium on Economic Development with Caribbean Ministers of Finance
   - Launch Caribbean American Heritage Awards (CARAH) Gala

1993 - Founded, March 1993

 CIRCA 1995

Advancing the Interests of Caribbean Americans

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