Welcome to the Cherry Hill African American Civic Association
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 recognized by Cherry Hill Township, Cherry Hill Board of Education and the New Jersey General Assembly. CHAACA is built upon three pillars; Unity, Service, Purpose, all of which hold up the mission of the organizations to:

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





Providing annual scholarships to deserving African American Cherry Hill seniors. Congratulations to the 2024 Scholarship Recipients! Evaline Gordon Scholarship: Kayla Overton, Yolanda Jones Mapp, MD Memorial Scholarship: LaTasha Bailey, Olivia Wilmot Healthcare Scholarship: Abraham Morton Aziah McNeil, Ravitz Family Scholarship: Ciara Robinson Howard Chapman Evan Aubry, Karr Barth Associates Equitable Scholarship: Mahiyah Nock Michael Suarez, Chanette Kelly-Orange Memorial Scholarship: Kyra Washington, CHAACA Scholarship: Tavion Bailey Brayden Peeler Ella Summers, Holder Trailblazer Scholarship: Omari Sinclair, Carter Wilson Scholarship: Noah Casa


Serving the African American community through programs, fundraisers, and political action events and committees.


Providing a vehicle for African American residents in the community to fellowship, learn, and be supported.


Join Us! New members are always welcomed. $25 per individual, $50 per family, $15 associate membership collected annually in October.
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Executive Board Members

Tina Truitt, President
Danny Elmore 1st Vice President
Anita Wade, Treasurer
Cathleen Jenkins, Financial Secretary
Open, Corresponding Secretary
Emma Waring Parliamentarian

Standing Committee Chairs

Programs – Cathleen Jenkins
Amenities – Open
Membership –  Emma Waring
Fundraising – Tina Truitt- O’Neal
Scholarships – Karen Taylor Bass
Publicity – Anita Wade

Closed Executive Board Meetings – Monthly, Last Tuesday of the Month

General Membership Meetings – Monthly, First Tuesday of the Month Online, September – June

Join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. https://meet.goto.com/CHAACA/chaaca-monthly-meeting

Contact Us l   P. O. Box 1404 Cherry Hill, NJ  08034

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Cherry Hill African American Civic Association is a non-partisan, 501(c)3 Non-profit Organization.