altimore County African American Cultural Festival, Inc.https://aaculturalfestival.com
Established in 1996, the Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival, Inc (BCAACF) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization which continues in its primary mission of raising funds to support charitable programs charged to the BCAACF Board of Directors which include scholarships and historical preservation projects. Each year the Festival awards scholarships to Baltimore County students pursuing careers in Business, Science, Technology and the Arts. Students are selected from Baltimore County Public Schools who have displayed academic excellence and have demonstrated significant community engagement. To date the festival has awarded over $120,000 in scholarships to Baltimore County high school graduates regardless of race, gender identity or religion. The Festival also supports programs addressing community needs that inspire children and young adults, bringing life to dreams, creativity and innovation of the next generation. Each year on the third Saturday in September, the scholarships are awarded to each student at a ceremony during our free, outdoor Festival on the plaza between the current and historic Towson Courthouses, and the all of the surrounding streets. The Festival includes the following different "Villages" or areas: 1. Children’s Champion Zone 2. Golf Tournament Fundraiser 3. Health & Wellness 4. Educational Village 5. Historical Village 6. Youth Entrepreneurship Village 7. DJ Tent Party 8. Mainstage Entertainment 9. Vendors (Non-Profit; For Profit and Govnt. Agencies) BCAACF Vision Statement By 2025 the Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival, Inc. will be recognized globally for its diverse reflections of historical, cultural, and educational highlights as experienced through the lens of Baltimore County Americans of African descent and our allies. BCAACF Mission Statement Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival, Inc., is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization which collaborates with community stakeholders in order to provide scholarships which empower Baltimore County students graduating from high school. In honoring our predecessors’ diverse traditions, we assist in the preservation of African American historical projects, and financially support many other charitable organizations throughout Baltimore County, Maryland. BCAACF Value Statement TRADITION - We acknowledge the sacrifices and accomplishments of our ancestors who forged new paths for us to continuously achieve and set new goals. COLLABORATION - We honor our family and community for providing numerous opportunities to enhance our educational, recreational, cultural, and health resources in Baltimore County, Maryland. EMPOWERMENT - We empower our youth with access to informational and financial resources to become future leaders and the torchbearers of our remarkable history.
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