CAAG is the machine that drives and moves Cambodian to the forefront on the international stage; to be recognized among other Asian American
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.
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 challenges 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!
Ham Sonny Van
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.
IT & Web Administrator
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.
Board Member/ Khmer Teacher
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%.
Board Member/ Khmer Teacher
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.
Board Member/ Boat Team Captain
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.
Board Member/ Traditional Classical Band
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.
Board Member/ Youth/ Social Media
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.
Yeung Moeun(Sky Moon)
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.
Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It's the impetus for creating change.