WHO WE ARE

OUR VISION

"A thriving multicultural community, enriched with  leadership, culture, and economic influence."

OUR MISSION

"To transform our community by creating economic opportunity for immigrants."

 

Ghands' Values

  • Promote just, sustainable, and ethical business practices; healthy work environments, social responsibility, and economic justice.

  • Develop immigrant talent, leadership, civic engagement, and political influence.

  • Affirm, reflect the strengths of , African culture, and languages.

  • Nurture free enterprise, and the entrepreneurial spirit of our community.

  • Listen to, and act in the best interests of our membership; contribute our wisdom and experience for the well-being of all members.

 

Ghands' Core Functions

  • To establish, stabilize, and expand businesses through orientations, classes, development consulting, technical assistance, and access to capital for new, and existing entrepreneurs.

  • To revitalize or develop community "public markets" and commercial corridors in the Twin Cities and rural Minnesota that allow for immigrant businesses to fully participate in the business community.

  • To create a process, and structure with which the informal business community may access other institutions (such as banks, foundations, and elected officials).

  • To create a membership base that actively shapes the agenda of immigrants.

     

     

GHANDS' OBJECTIVES:

  • To enable, stimulate and promote acquaintance, friendship and unity among immigrants in North America by promoting social and cultural activities and interaction within and between our local communities and across the continent.

  • To address the needs and challenges peculiar to our members by promoting co-operative efforts and developing strategic partnerships with philanthropic, cultural, educational, economic empowerment and other social service organizations.

  • To increase awareness and facilitate access to the gainful exploitation of educational, entrepreneurial and employment opportunities in North America through better networking, training and other innovative programs.

  • To build partnerships with key stakeholders that will facilitate the growth of cultural, philanthropic, economic and educational interests between the immigrants and North America.

  • To promote and protect our unique immigrant cultural identity through regular social and cultural activities.

  • To counsel and advise relevant governments on policies and regulations affecting Ghands' membership.

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Contact Details

7420 Unity Avenue North,
Suite 112,
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Phone: (763) 205 - 1374
Fax: (763) 535 - 7558