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We envision equitable spaces in Colorado for Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) to be able to be their authentic selves. For AANHPIs to feel valued, engaged, socially connected to their communities.


Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network (CACEN - pronounced "Kay-Sen") is a 501c3 organization founded in 2009. The organization’s mission is to elevate Colorado's Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities and address inequities through cultural exchange and education.

CACEN's programs and activities:

  1. Promote Asian cultural education and awareness through community-designed activities,

  2. Build bridges of awareness, knowledge, and understanding between Colorado’s diverse Asian communities and the general public.

  3. Enhance cultural exchange through hosting and organizing social and educational activities, including, but not limited to, language classes and cultural lessons on Asian traditions and lifestyle.

  4. Preserve cultural values and heritage through activities and programs which highlight, celebrate, share, and teach the virtues of the foundations of Asian cultures.

  5. Provide support and services to local Asian communities through various activities, including, but not limited to, leadership programs, scholarship and achievement awards, and additional charitable undertakings.

  6. Develop and expand services and activities based on fulfilling our foundational goal, as opportunities and needs arise within our local community.

See CACEN's Non-Discrimination Policy.


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