The Caribbean Action Network Foundation Initiative was founded by Sandra A. Smith. As a proud Jamaican immigrant living in New York and practicing as an Immigration Attorney, she has had the opportunity to interface with a wide range of individuals from the Caribbean Diaspora.
One of the challenges she consistently encountered was that many of these persons are not prepared to hit the ground running professionally - as they lack some of the necessary connections within their own communities.
The Caribbean Action Network Foundation Initiative (CANFI) will engage these Diaspora members by targeting specific communities within the Tri-State area for our integration, mentorship, and capacity building programs.
We will reach our target market by engaging existing community organizations, corporate entities, Caribbean Consulates, and through events, and other programs we will organize.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
Our mission is to connect members of the Caribbean Diaspora to mobilize their collective expertise and resources to build more prosperous communities in the US and back home in the Caribbean.
Our vision is to be the organization of choice for professional connection and community development programs in the Diaspora.