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CAAO (pronounced K-O) is an umbrella consulting organization for the black professional organizations of Northeast Ohio. CAAO serves as a conduit and referral source to existing resources for entrepreneurial development, professional development, and leadership empowerment for its member organizations and their members.

In addition, CAAO has developed a variety of benefits and services including a joint calendar, job referrals, business leads, and three empowerment circles: entrepreneurial, non-profit and leadership.

CAAO’s member organizations communicate with over 30,000 black professionals on a regular basis. Thus, CAAO serves as a dynamic link to the “New Economy” for black professionals of Northeast Ohio.



CAAO 2016 Youth Innovation Forum Registration is Now Open!

The application process of the CAAO Youth Innovation Forum is now open. CAAO is recruiting students between 10 - 19. Our program teaches students critical thinking skills through designing product concepts. Over 250 students have participated in the program. 100% have graduated from high school and 100% have been accepted to college or trade school. Only 30 students will be selected this year so don't wait to long to register your child. For more details go to http://www.caao.net/events/yif.html

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Graduates of the CAAO Youth Innovation Forum participate in this pilot program that will teach the product development cycle by taking product concepts to market.


Youth Innovation

YIF promotes innovation and excellence in a unique education environment for students between the ages of 10 - 19.




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Donors and supporters select or draw for quality one on one time with 20+ executives , celebrities, and community leaders for unique business relationship building opportunities.




Round Tables

This will be quarterly meetings that bring together all CAAO BESTT Donors for combination of brainstorming, education, coaching, and support in a group setting to sharpen their business and personal skills.




CAAO’s BESTT (Base, Enhanced, Sustaining, Trust Builders, Trust Builders Plus) is a unique annual individual donors program.



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