Welcome to the Cherry Hill African American Civic Association

The Cherry Hill African American Civic Association (CHAACA), formerly the Cherry Hill Minority Civic Association, was organized in 1978 by a concerned group of African American residents. CHAACA has been formally recognized by Cherry Hill Township, the Cherry Hill Board of Education and the New Jersey General Assembly.

What is the PURPOSE of CHAACA?

  • To provide a vehicle for the participation of African American residents in Cherry Hill in the community life.
  • To provide a collective voice for residents to exercise their rights and responsibilities as citizens.
  • To ensure the welfare of African American youth in the home, school and community.
  • To serve as a platform to encourage the appointment and election of African Americans in positions of leadership.
  • To provide the African American community with information on important political issues while remaining nonpartisan.



What has CHAACA Accomplished?

  • Provided over $273,000 in scholarships to African American college students.
  • Promoted and advanced multi-cultural educational programs within the Cherry Hill Public Schools.
  • Established a strong presence and voice with the Cherry Hill Public Schools: facilitated the creation of student liaisons to help our students reach their academic goals; sponsored mentoring programs to develop study skills; continues to work with the Superintendent to close the achievement gap, provide culturally relevant curriculum and encourage minority representation on the Board of Education and the schools.


Executive CHAACA Members attend swearing in of second-term Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn


Sponsored by CHERRY HILL AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIC ASSOCIATION and The Cherry Hill Public Library

CHAACA is sponsoring an Essay·Poster·Video Contest for Black History Month 2016. The contest is open to public school students in Cherry Hill in grades K through 12th. The essay, poster or video must depict an African American in Sports – as an athlete, coach, management or some other capacity. A list of recognized sports is attached to this document. The essay, poster or video should emphasis the contributions the athlete, coach or manager made before, during and after playing a particular sport; obstacles overcome to play, coach or manage the sport; or if they were the first African American in that sport.
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 CHAACA Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are at 7:00pm on the first Tuesday of each month (no meetings in July and August) at the Community Center on Mercer Street. Dues are $25 yearly. New members are welcome! 

Contact Us
(856) 520-8865   l