Founder and CEO of Authentic Caribbean Foundation Inc. (ACF)
Andrew is the founder and CEO of Authentic Caribbean Foundation Inc. (ACF), Boston, Massachusetts.
He is a Jamaican-born, festival, tourism, radio talk show host and non-profit Professional. The “Caribbean Diaspora Connect” , talk show host is on a mission to ensure members of the abilities community in the US and Caribbean are included in fun, festivities and economic empowerment activities. Andrew is passionate and determined to ensure people with disabilities are empowered to achieve financial independence, protect themselves and manage the impact of climate change on their livelihoods as well as live a full and happy life.
Ensuring children of Caribbean heritage are connected to their roots is another of his passions and for that he created “Pickney Time Story Time”, an after school programme currently being delivered virtually to young Caribbean diasporans in the USA.
Mr. Sharpe is a philanthropist, who is passionate about theatre and performing Caribbean drama and theatricals. He has performed the works for Louise Bennett Coverley “Miss Lou” and Paul Keens-Douglas to Caribbean audiences in Jamaica, The Cayman Islands and Massachusetts
His passion for tourism, culture and acting led him to create both My Caribbean One World Expo℠ and the Caribbean Rum and Food Festival℠ each of which attracts a diverse audience of Caribbean and New Englanders annually. Andrew is also the convener of the Afro-Caribbean Black History Gala in Massachusetts.
Andrew holds a diploma in Tourism and Business Management. He has led Authentic Caribbean Foundation to being the recipient of several Proclamations & Resolutions from the Governor of Massachusettes and the Cities of Boston, Brockton, Cambridge and Randolph for its outstanding efforts in promoting the upliftment and education of the disabled. He plays a key role in creating and increasing awareness throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as it relates to the recognition and honoring of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month.