Mission Statement

The mission of the Cape Verdean Subcommittee is to commemorate and preserve the Cape Verdean culture, to improve the well-being of Cape Verdean children and adults in the United States, and to foster brotherhood and understanding among Cape Verdeans. 

The Subcommittee is responsible for organizing the independence of Cabo Verde festival in Rhode Island, which is the most celebrated cultural event by the Cape Verdean people.  Besides organizing the independence-day festival, the Subcommittee intends to develop community activities for children and to spearhead the “good citizen” initiative for adults based on following the law, becoming U.S. citizens, and exercising voting rights. 

Moreover, as a complement to the good citizen initiative, the Subcommittee intends to assist Cape Verdeans in furthering their education and in achieving their potential.