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Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT

GREATER CHARLESTON EMPOWERMENT CORPORATION

The Greater Charleston Empowerment Corporation’s mission is "To promote thriving, healthy, and economically viable neighborhoods and empower residents to identify and find solutions to problems that are important to them. To forge partnerships and linkages among residents, the business community, schools, non-profit organizations, churches and local governments to effectively and efficiently utilize community resources. To promote ownership in the programs and promote self-sustainability among residents."

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Founded in 1994, the Greater Charleston Empowerment Corporation (GCEC) is a 501 (c) (3) organization that strives to provide resources to residents within the Renewal Community through partnerships with the local and state government, businesses, schools, churches, non-profits and community based organizations.

The GCEC mission is to develop thriving, healthy and economically viable neighborhoods; and to empower residents by providing them with the tools needed to identify and find solutions to the problems that are important to them. The GCEC accomplishes its mission through programs such as financial education, pre-employment training, small business assistance, college scholarships and programs that move individuals and families toward financial stability.

The GCEC Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders and residents from thirty-one (31) designated Renewal Communities throughout the cities of Charleston and North Charleston and Charleston County. Each Board member takes pride in helping neighborhood residents maintain a thriving place to live and do business.

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