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The mission of CSRI is to bridge the gap between the Khmer community and the general public through art, language, and cultural events.Cambodian Society of Rhode Island seeks to develop, promote and preserve community development to celebrate and embrace diversity; they live in by:


With the fall of communist regime in Cambodia in January 1979, thousands of Cambodian people fled their homeland and crossing border to Thailand in an attempt to avoid political persecution and starvation.

With interventions of  the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Cambodian Society of R.I was formed in 1982 with its unique goals stated in the by-laws, and according to its by-laws the purpose of the Cambodian society is “to assist the Cambodian people in the state of Rhodes Island with regard to charitable, educational, and cultural concerns”.