The purposes of CAAC are promoted through advocacy, cultural awareness, and educational programs directed toward town residents, officials, and the general public; developed through designated projects and programs; and governed and qualified by the basic policies:

• To represent Chinese American interests in important town-wide activities especially, but not limited to, cultural and public education, local issues, and diversity.

• To provide members with opportunities for involvement in Cambridge community through volunteerism, networking, and social events.