Cambodian Community Day

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    Cambodian Festival
    Sunday September 11th 2016
     9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Cambodian Buddhist Temple
    Silver Spring, MD 

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    CCD is operated on a volunteer basis. If you think you can help, contact one of us or send us an email.

    Contact Info

    12739 Knightsbridge Dr Woodbridge, VA 22192

    Ben Bao:      (571) 276-9630
    Sophia Tep:  (571) 422-7972
    Chanthary Koch:  (202) 390-9016
    Ithara Phlong: (240) 888-1053

    Miss Cambodian American DC

    Ithara Phlong: (240) 888-1053
    Ratanak Srey:  (240) 620-6306

    Student Tutoring Service

     Ithara Phlong: (240) 888-1053

    Soccer Coaching Service

    Sokito Chan: (301) 758-3326


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About us

Our organization's video presentation

IRS Letter of Determination 501(c)(3)
Organization Chart/Responsibilities
Conflict of Interest Policy
Memorandum of Understand (MOU) between Board Member and Cambodian Community Day


Our Mission

Cambodian Community Day (CCD) is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization established to promote, present and preserve our rich Cambodian culture. CCD seeks to integrate Khmer culture into American society to ensure the continuation of Cambodian cultural heritage, especially among Cambodian-American youths. We also work to strengthen Cambodian voice, empower Cambodian communities, bridge distances, heal rifts and build bonds among Khmers and other ethnic groups.

Our Vision

We seek to increase the awareness of Cambodian culture and heritage, to erase a bad perception about Cambodia as a killing field, to nurture young Cambodian-Americans Khmer values, pride, traditions, self-esteem, self-confidence, intelligence and compassion.

Board of Directors

Ben Bao

Resident: Woodbridge, VA

Work/Profession: Senior Software Developer/Analyst (Retired). Worked at Deltek, Herdon VA; Walgreens, Deerfield IL; Markel Corporation, Richmond VA; AIG Benefit Solutions, Neptune NJ.

Education: BS Decision Sciences/Information Resource Management, George Mason University, Fairfax VA; MIS, Strayer University Washington DC.

Sophia Tep

Resident: Springfield, VA

Work/Profession: Senior AP/Fiscal Technician, Budget Office, Commonwealth of VA, State Health Department, Alexandria District, Alexandria VA

Ithara Phlong

Resident: Damascus, MD

Work/Profession: Income Program Specialist Montgomery County, DHHS Rockville, MD

Education: BA History, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland 1986

Dr Lowell Cole

Resident: Oakton, VA

Work/Profession: Physicist (Retired), Navy Surface Warfare Center, Bethesda, MD

Education: PhD, Physics, American University, Washington, D.C

Mealy Chhim

Resident: Alexandria, VA

Work/Profession: Software Developer for various companies (11 Companies) for over 20 years; most recent employer: Synteras LLC., Herndon, VA

Education: Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 1997

Chanthary Koch

Resident: Silver Spring, MD

Work/Profession: employed since 2001 at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC, currently as Senior Administrative Assistant. Prior to the IMF, held management positions at a newsletter publishing company in the Potomac area.

Education: Lyc e Ren Descartes, Phnom Penh and Wakefield H.S., Arlington, VA; attended Northern Virginia Community College and University of Maryland


Son K. Sinn

Resident: Cooksville, MD

Work/Profession: Owner/President of SonsAuto Clinic Inc Silver Spring, MD

Education: HS Mongkulborey, Battambang, Cambodia; Trade School, US

Saody Sok

Resident: Woodbridge, VA

Work/Profession: Branch Banker/Financial Adviser, BB&T Woodbridge VA

Education: LA Community college (1986), Los Angeles, CA; NOVA Community college (2000), Woodbridge VA

Somony Yann

Resident: Annandale, VA

Work/Profession: IT Specialist with Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

Education: B.S. Management Information Systems/Decision Science from George Mason University, 1993

Seng Chao

Resident: Silver Spring, MD


Executive Officers

Ben Bao: Chairman of the Board/President
Sophia Tep: Vice-President/General Manager
Ithara Phlong: Vice-President/Programs
Somony Yann: Secretary/Treasurer



Public Relation: Salang Bao, Montha Yong, Natalie Chhuan
Cultural Liaison & Programs: Chanthary Koch, Mealy Chhim, Natalie Chhuan, Vil Cheng
Logistic/Volunteers Coordinator: Sokito Chan, Seng Chao, Lowell Cole, Phon Bun
Vendor/Exhibition: Saody Sok, Natalie Chhuan
Costume Design/wardrobe: San Yos, Victoria Khout
Miss Cambodian American DC: Ithara Phlong, Chanthary Koch, Mealy Chhim, Vil Cheng, Ratanak Srey
Khmer Music Festival: Thy Phea, Angela Keo, Ratanak Srey, Sokito Chan
Children Activities: Komarbonn Holl, Kea Holl
Student Tutorial Services: Ithara Phlong
Youth, Sports: Sokito Chan
Website, Publication: Ben Bao, Lowell Cole


Advisory Board

Dr Sovan Tun
Phavan Chhuan
Marie Chea

Former Chairman

Somony Yann 2010-2011
Sophia Tep 2008-2009
Boran Tum 2006-2007
Ben Bao 2002-2005


How to contact us

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You Can Help

Cambodian Community Day is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent of the laws. We believe our mission is a noble cause. Please help us achieve our goal. Your online donation via PayPal is secured.

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CCD Mobile App

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CCD Trough Len - by Isaac D. Pacheco (click on picture)

VOA News Coverage - CCD 2012 (click on pictures)


Other News:



Voice of America/Khmer: Dr Chanthourn Thuy

A Khmer Archaeologist visited USA in July 2012 to present his research finding about ancient iron smelter in Cambodia to Cambodian-American communities. One of his stop was Washington, DC Metro area. Click on picture to watch the VOA News coverage during his presentation in Annandale VA.


Voice of America Interviewed Ms Sophia Tep, CCD Vice-President

Click the picture to read and play the video.

Sam Relief Dec 2012 Newsletter

Sam Relief was very busy in early April of 2012 and has delivered another 10 tons of rice to Angkor Children Hospital at Siem Reap.

Women's Health Study:

Replica of Angkor Wat

We have bought a replica of Angkor Wat (picture shown above). It is a sculpture made out from stone, by a sculptor in Pursat province, Cambodia. It is 1.3 meter long, 1.1 meter wide and .35 meter high. It took more than 2 months to complete the sculpture. Click the picture to enlarge.

Phare Ponleu Selpak

Phare Ponleu Selpak (website: is a Cambodian association providing artistic activities to children and adults around the Battambang vicinity. The artistic fields are: performing arts (circus, theater, dancing, music), visual arts (cartoon animation, painting contemporary, illustration and graphic design) and social actions (governmental school pre-school through high school, child care center, and transitional youth house). Learn more ...

Khmer Music Festival

Thank you for coming to our Khmer Music Festival on Saturday September 5th 2015

Click here to see photo gallery.

2015 Miss Cambodian American DC

Our social profiles

Talented Cambodians

Worldwide Perspectives

CCD Nurtures friendship building and community networking and unifies all people of all walks of life.