Summer Is Here!

Dear <<First Name>>,

After a cool spring, summer is undoubtedly here in Lowell, with some 90+ degree days. Things are also happening at CMAA: the first summer for our Rising Stars Sports and Summer Leadership Program has begun with 80 students from Lowell enrolled. They're learning sports and team building activities, getting the chance to meet workers in many different professions to better understand how to choose a career, and having a great time on field trips.
Thank You

On June 30, more than 250 people came to Lenzi's to celebrate CMAA's 3rd Annual Fashion Fundraiser. The event featured great food from Lenzi's and Peephuptmei restaurant, many wonderful volunteers from the community who served as models and event staff, and great music that kept the dancing going well into the night. Thanks so much once again to all the volunteers, sponsors and to anyone who came to the event to support CMAA, their family and friends!

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Here is some other exciting news from CMAA:
  • Our Executive Director and CMAA featured at Social Innovator Showcase
  • CMAA's pilot Civic Education program has begun..stay tuned for more news about upcoming civic engagement activities
  • Prayers for Peace art showcase with ArtResearch Collaborative
  • CMAA Remembers Branch Street Fire - July 10, 2014
We exist to improve the quality of life for Cambodian Americans and other minorities and economically disadvantaged persons in Lowell through educational, cultural, economic and social programs. Thank you for your continued support to ensure that someday, the individuals we work with are not only economically self-sufficient, but also active and engaged leaders in their community.


Sovanna Pouv
Executive Director

Executive Director and CMAA featured at Social Innovation Forum Innovators Showcase in Cambridge

May 18 - On Wednesday, May 18 at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Executive Director Sovanna Pouv spoke about his personal experience growing up as a refugee, how CMAA helped him as an adolescent in Lowell, and how CMAA continues to assist so many people in the city of Lowell to better themselves and their community. CMAA was honored to be chosen as one of this year's Social Innovators, along with seven other Boston-area organizations; congratulations also to Budget Buddies, who are based in Chelmsford.

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Prayers for Peace

A collaboration with the Stoklosa Middle School, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Middlesex Community College and Lowell artist and residence, the ArtsResearch collaborative is currently hosting an art showcase featuring work inspired by images of Cambodian culture. The showcase follows in the Tibetan tradition to pass on peace, passion and good will. Proceeds from this gallery will be donated towards CMAA's programs.

ArtsResearch Gallery
82 Prescott Street, Lowell, MA  01852.

CMAA's pilot Civic Engagement program has begun, with activities planned for late summer and fall

With the help of Tasneem Bhindarlawa, CMAA has developed a pilot program for civic engagement, to better educate voters and newly-registered voters about how democracy works in the city of Lowell, the state of Massachusetts and in the U.S. Tasneem recently completed her internship at CMAA and will return to the University of Michigan as a senior in the fall. CMAA has planned "how to vote" and other voter education seminars, as well as candidate forums for local races to beheld in the fall. Stay tuned for more information on upcoming activities!

CMAA Remembers

We would like to take this moment to remember the 7 lives that were taken in the Branch Street fire that happened two years ago on July 10, 2014. Over 50 community members were displaced but with the help of the city, individuals and many nonprofit partners, the families received much help.

May your souls rest in peace.

Upcoming Events
Lowell Votes 2016 Fundraiser - Tuesday, July 26, 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm. Fundraiser will take place at UnchARTed Gallery with featured speakers and pasta. $10 suggested donation.

Lowell Folk Festival 2016 - July 29 - 31. There’s so much to see, eat, hear, do and discover at the Annual Lowell Folk Festival! The festival features five stages of traditional music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art and children’s activities. Click for more info.

National Night Out - Tuesday, August 2, 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Free kids games, movie, and information about local community organizations. Event will take place at Morey Elementary School - 114 Pine Street. More info at 978-674-1969.

First Time Home Buyer Workshop - Saturday, August 6 & 13, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm. CMAA in partnership with Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership will be hosting another session for our community members. Please sign up today to learn about the process of purchasing a home for the first time and qualifying for down payment assistance. Click for more info.

Dance 4 Peace XXI - Wednesday, August 10. Please join Lowell Community Health Center's TeenBlock and many other organizations as they host one of the biggest youth events of the year with over 1,000 in attendance. Event will take place at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

20th Southeast Asian Water Festival - Saturday, August 20.  This year marks the 20th Anniversary of one of the largest water festival's in the country. Event features boat races, performances and food from Southeast Asian cultures. Click for more info.

Click Here to visit our program and event calendar! 

CMAA weekly TV Show via Lowell Telecommunications Channel 95 is on Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM and replay Fridays at 3:00 PM. Visit our YouTube channel to see our shows -

CMAA Radio Show via WUML 91.5 is held weekly on Friday at 11:00 AM.
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