Timeline of Key Events

1999
  • CAACC founded
2000
  • Inaugural Asian Festival, Marshall Park

2003

  • Launched Miss Asian Festival, now Miss Asia Carolinas, a multicultural showcase event
2004
  • Joined the Crossroads Charlotte
  • Partnered with CMS for first Chinese language program
2005
  • CAACC web site launched

2006

  • Organized the Dragon Boat Festival, a first in the Carolinas
  • Formed Charlotte Dragon Boat Association and the Charlotte Asian Heritage Association
2007
  • Trilingual edition of the Asian Herald monthly published
  • Pilot project to tutor/mentor underperform Asian high school students
  • A social service team organized for refugee resettlement and domestic issues
2008
  • The Asian Cultural Center opens
  • Gandhi Park Charlotte, with Gandhi statue erected in uptown Charlotte
  • Wellness project launched
2009
  • Sponsored Leadership training of new Asian community leaders
  • Refugee resettlement project initiated
  • Launched organization assessment
  • Seniors program organized
2010-present   
  • Formed the Business Development Council to attract Asian investment to the region
  • Celebrated 5th anniversary as a part of the community-building initiative Crossroads Charlotte
  • Small Business resource center formed
  • Joined Mayoral delegation visit to China