Ghana National Council of Metropolitan Chicago (GNC)Ghana National Council of Metropolitan Chicago (GNC)Contact: Paa Kwasi Sam
Ghana National Council of Chicago·Thursday, January 25, 2018
The GHANA NATIONAL COUNCIL (GNC) began in the 1960s as the story of the GHANA STUDENT’S UNION (GSU) of Chicago. The history continues today as the story of the Ghana National Council, now an umbrella organization of thirteen (13) affiliate Ghanaian organizations. The need for a national organization became obvious to a group of concerned Ghanaians in the mid to late 1960’s.
Volunteers joined forces to set up the GSU, which immediately rallied support and goodwill in the community. Representations were established with the Ghana Government and with the Ghana Embassy in Washington.
In January of 1984, the various Ghanaian organizations in Illinois joined together and established as the Ghana National Council of Metropolitan Chicago. The council operates as a 501(c)(3) organization granted by the Internal Revenue Service. It is also registered with the Illinois Charitable Bureau to raise funds in Illinois.
THE GHANA NATIONAL COUNCIL VISION
Acquire a Ghana Cultural Center or Ghana House where activities for the Ghanaian Community are held.
To acquire a Ghanaian Consulate for the Chicagoland area.
Educate and provide Ghanaians with affordable health & life insurance.
Educate Ghanaian and non-Ghanaians in Ghanaian culture, music, and fashion.
Provide Ghanaians with the tools to become self-sufficient.