Mission: To nurture pride and facilitate an understanding and awareness of the significance of gullah geechee history and culture within gullah geechee communities. To sustain and preserve land, language, and cultural assets within the coastal communities of south carolina, georgia, north carolina, and florida. To educate the public on the value and importance of gullah geechee culture. To promote economic development among gullah geechee people.
Programs: Per public law 109-338, the commission conducted quarterly public meetings in each state of the corridor to: a) inform the public on the work of the commission in implementing and fulfilling the management plan b) elicit community input on issues and commission programs c) facilitate discussions between leadership of community organizations and individuals for community engagement, build sustainable communities and enhance collaborative efforts. Through strategic partnerships, collaborations and participation in partner sponsored programs and events the commission leverages resources to develop awareness and programs to preserve and protect the history and culture.