OUR MISSION: C.A.A.G. is a community based organization comprised completely of volunteers.
Bridging Cultures: Introducing Cambodian culture to mainstream America.
Building Leaders: Mentoring students on important skills to be successful in their future studies & careers. Teaching students and young professionals the importance of community service
Benefiting Communities: Supporting activities and programs that have impact on our communities. Partnering with local communities to provide scholarship funding. The preservation of Cambodian culture heritage thru dance, traditional music and language among young Cambodian-Americans.
Thank you for your kind gesture to help the community and please continue to support. Your contribution is appreciated and remembered.
Our Main Activities
Involvement in the community is an integral aspect of the Cambodian American Association of Georgia (CAAG). Throughout the year, we actively participate in supporting a number of events to raise awareness of Cambodian culture on an international stage and allow volunteers to have the opportunity to go out into the community for a variety of activities. Individuals may spend their time volunteering with other worthy causes such as CAAG’s signature Scholarship and Awards Program through the Youth Program and Golf for Charity.
Cambodian New Year (Khmer: បុណ្យចូលឆ្នាំថ្មី) or Choul Chnam Thmey in the Khmer language, literally "Enter New Year", is the name of the Cambodian holiday that celebrates the New Year. The holiday lasts for three days beginning on New Year's Day, which usually falls on April 13 or 14th, which is the end of the harvesting season, when farmers enjoy the fruits of their labor before the rainy season begins. Khmers living abroad may choose to celebrate during a weekend rather than just specifically April 13 through 15th.
The annual Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is Georgia’s biggest Hong Kong cultural event of the year. Thousands of competitors and spectators join to cheer their favorite teams, witness cultural events during the opening ceremonies, and indulge in cuisine from around the world. CAAG teams compete every year in order to build leaders and community involvement.
As an immigrant, I appreciate, far more than the average American, the liberties we have in this country. Silence is a big enemy of morality. I don't want our blunders in history to get repeated.
Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time.
The roles of art, morality, religion, political faith, science itself are not to repair organic exhaustion nor to provide sound functioning of the organs. All this supraphysical life is built and expanded not because of the demands of the cosmic environment but because of the demands of the social environment.
Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former - of the corruption of the will.
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.
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CAAG 7TH ANNUAL BANQUET September 9th, 2017. Please click on flyer to expand...
Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival 2017! Here are the schedule for practicing.
As the Co-Founder/Former President of CAAG, I am a manager at UPS. I have been with Big Brown for over 20 years. Please use UPS for all of your shipping needs because UPS gives back to the communities. This is a great opportunity to express my sincere appreciation for all of the support that CAAG has been receiving throughout the years. This is my heartfelt belief and I challenge my fellow US citizens to not play the victim game, by continuing to label themselves as ‘REFUGEES’, even after living here for more than three decades. My mantra, "Don’t let the past pull you down, but be optimistic and invest in the future to pull you up. Stay hungry and stay humble.”
I graduated from Montclair State University in New Jersey with double-majors: Bachelors in Accounting and Finance. My appreciation for what my father taught me to study hard but also never lose sight of my roots -my heritage, culture and language. CAAG helps my children and along with many other Cambodian-Americans; it helps the next generation to continue the roots and have sense of belonging. Currently, I continue to volunteer as Public Relations on CAAG’s board. I am active in the Asian-American community. Elected as Vice President of Asian Pacific American Council of Georgia (APAC) in 2016 and also a community board member of Who’s Who in the Asian American Community (WWAAC).
I hope to follow in the footsteps of the many great leaders who came before me, but I also want to leave my own blazing trail for others to follow. Community involvement is a passion that lives in me. Through my journey with CAAG, I have built many intangible relationships. Together, we will continue to embrace our Khmer culture and increase involvement while staying true to our mission.
I want to empower and help strengthen Cambodian Community. CAAG inaugurated as a small nonprofit organization with big-hearted and loving people . I am a proud member and will continue to help CAAG in anyway I can.
CAAG has been a great way for me to be in touch with the Cambodian community. Through them, I hope to help enrich our experiences as Cambodian-Americans in Georgia. So let's grow our community together!
I have been with CAAG since we first started. When I first got started I wanted to show our Khmer community there are so much more we can achieve together. From my time away from CAAG, I am a loving father of two and happily married husband. I hope to leave a platform not just for my children but our younger generations.
To me, community is the place where we should maintain, support, share and help each other that's why I am here to help my Cambodian community. It doens't matter where I had lived or come from, but we are belonging in the same nation is called KHMER.
My support for CAAG has been since they first started. I started out as the Khmer teacher and later became more involved and fell in love with CAAG and the members. They truly stand behind their work. They are all non-paid volunteer who devote their time and heart to the full 110%.
I am a happily mother of two who enjoys volunteering for the community during my free time. I have been with CAAG six years strong. Started off as one of the paddlers for the Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon boat and work my way in to teaching the Cambodian classes. Helping out the community brings me great joy and satisfaction.
I am a Project Manager that was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. I have a wonderful husband and lovely daughter. My husband and I came across CAAG in 2012 when we were looking for Khmer classes and fell in love with the CAAG members and volunteers ever since.
I have been with CAAG since the first Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat in 2011. Started off as a paddler and a sponsor and later became more involved because of my love for the Khmer community and how CAAG operates. I am also one of the team captains for CAAG’s Dragon Boat Team: Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh.
My greatest passion is Khmer traditional music. I have started with CAAG since the beginning of time. Besides teaching traditional music, I have a great appreciation for the Khmer community and working alongside CAAG to preserve our Khmer tradition and culture.
I have started out going to CAAG events because my father was one of the paddler for the Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat. My mother and I became more involved because I wanted to learn and stick close to my Khmer roots. I am a freshman in high school and the Youth/Media/Photographer for CAAG. From working with CAAG, I have learned to step outside of my comfort zone and hope to one day becomes a great leader like many members of CAAG.
I have been involved with CAAG since they first started like many others. From volunteering with CAAG I have made many great friends. CAAG is full of great role models for my daughter and the younger generation. I love CAAG.
- Yeung Moeun(Sky Moon)
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