Cambodian Coordinating Council (Cam-CC) is founded in 1999 as non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status. The major activity that Cam-CC currently takes on is the Cambodian New Year Celebration. Cam-CC hosted the first New Year Celebration in 2000 at El Dorado Park. Cam-CC continues to host Cambodian New Year each year. The first major success started in 2005 when the organization were support by hundred of volunteers to making the event safe and fun.
In 2007, Cam-CC hosted two events for the first time after merging with Cambodian New Year Parade Association in 2006. See brief history of Cam-CC.
Cam-CC also provides scholarship to high school student. See more information about Khmer Scholarship.
The primary objectives and purposes of Cam-CC are:
(a) To provide advocacy for the Cambodian-American community in order to promote the welfare and protect the interests of Cambodians at the City, County, State and Federal levels;
(b) To provide community leadership through consensus building activities, needs assessments, and effective programming;
(c) To preserve Cambodian culture and share it with others in the community in order to foster understanding and alleviate nuisance between different ethnic groups;
(d) To represent a unified voice for the Cambodian-American community by the gathering of leaders of the community into one collective body in order that all members of the community can contribute; and
(e) To support and organize community projects, such as Cambodian New Year’s Festival and other cultural events