CAGK’s mission is to promote cultural awareness, eliminate racism, and support diversity, equity, and inclusion through community service.
Our mission is to cultivate a sense of belonging and foster cultural pride. We host cultural events and festivals that celebrate the rich diversity of our community. We empower our community by developing talents through educational programs and services designed to help underserved individuals improve their skills and abilities while simultaneously helping them polish their interview skills. We offer free dancing classes for youth and adults and promote mental health awareness for the youth.
While CAGK was founded by professionals living and working in the Greater Kalamazoo area, it has grown into a Chinese-American community organization with members from neighboring areas of the community.
As Michigan communities and businesses are becoming more diversified and globalized, CAGK members are no longer limited to Michigan residents. Also, our membership is no longer limited to people with Chinese heritage, but open to everyone who agrees to the mission of CAGK.
CAGK is the largest Chinese-American community organization in Kalamazoo. CAGK’s service and influence can be found everywhere in the Chinese American community as well as other ethnic communities in Kalamazoo. CAGK actively promotes the image of Chinese-Americans and their cultural heritage.
Over the years, CAGK organized professional seminars, social and cultural events, art performances, charity donations to marginalized individuals in the community, the American Red Cross countries that have experienced natural disasters, and other community, charity events. To cater to the needs of its members, CAGK offered membership services such as visa and passport services, tax and health care seminars, college forums, and sports tournaments.
CAGK also collaborated with other Chinese community organizations for the benefits of the Chinese-American community.
At CAGK, we are proud to serve, connect, and improve our communities for a better future!