is a non-profit, tax-exempt educational institution with a national membership base. It was founded as a library and information center in 1972 by a group of scholars, writers, artists and other professionals. Their purpose was to help counter the negative effects of U.S. policy toward Cuba, especially relating to informed education.The Center works to contribute to a full normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States, including an end to the embargo. It is dedicated to providing information about contemporary Cuba through public programs, exhibits in its Cuban Art Space, a library of contemporary cultural works and travel programs to Cuba. Through its Lifeline Fund, it contributes direct aid to people in need.
In response to shortages in Cuba, CCS early in its history set up the Lifeline Fund, which enables contributors to donate directly to the Cuban people. In the past this help has often been given after hurricanes and other natural disasters. In ordinary times, the Center responds to direct requests for medicines, books, art supplies, and other necessities. At this moment we are directing Lifeline Fund donations to the people who have been most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic—seniors, the home-bound, patients and others in need. This help includes providing food and other essentials for daily living through our network in Cuba.
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