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.


*** The Cherry Hill African American Civic Association would like to speak with any candidate who took the test for the Cherry Hill Fire Department in 2018. If you or someone you know took the Oral, Physical, Written tests or completed the application process, please contact us as soon as possible.



Providing annual scholarships to deserving African American Cherry Hill seniors.


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.

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Join Us! New members are always welcomed. $25 membership fee collected annually in October.
Pay securely by credit or debit card or contact chaacamembership@gmail.com to pay by Cash, Check, or Money Order.

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Executive Board Members

Emma Waring, President
Bill McCargo 1st Vice President
Danny Elmore, 2nd Vice President
Anita Wade, Treasurer
Chanette Orange, Financial Secretary
Tina Truitt, Secretary
Pat McCargo, Corres. Secretary
Jacob Rahming, Parliamentarian

Standing Committee Chairs

Programs – Cathleen Jenkins
Amenities – Cora Williams
Membership –  Chanette Orange
Fundraising – Chanette Orange
Scholarships – Pat McCargo
Publicity – Corrien Elmore-Stratton

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

General Membership Meetings – Monthly, First Tuesday of the Month

Contact Us (856) 520-8865   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.