About us

The Kerala Association in Albany was established in 2020 as a non-profit cultural association to promote and foster local, national and international relationships and goodwill.

The Kerala Association in Albany was established in 2020 as a non-profit cultural association to promote and foster local, national and international relationships and goodwill. This association is a member of the Federation of Kerala Associations in North America (FOKANA) and the Federation of Malayalee Associations of Americas (FOMAA).

Our goal is to be the pre-eminent organization for Malayalees (Malayalam speaking people or the people from the South Indian state of Kerala) in the Capital Region, providing opportunities to participate and represent our community in national competitions conducted by FOKANA, FOMAA and various other national organizations. Our association will act as a bedrock for all types of arts and cultural activities for Keralites in Upstate New York.

The vision and commitment of a few dedicated families rooted down the Kerala Association in Albany. Under the leadership of Mr. Chacko Kottackal as the President and Mr. Shain Jacob as the Secretary, the Kerala Association in Albany has begun its activities. Our first meeting discussing the association was encouraged by more than 25 families with their presence and moral support. Kerala Association in Albany, as a legal organization, launched its activities in 2020.

Our Vision

To enhance and protect both the traditional & cultural values of Keralites, enabling them to integrate while encouraging their contributions to future generations.

Our Goals

The Kerala Association in Albany will promote traditional cultural activities and charity work. KAI will join hands with local and national Indian Nurses Associations to conduct health fairs, community educational seminars and more. KAI will inspire its members to actively involve themselves in the social, cultural and educational spheres of this country.

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