Our mission is to educate, unite and rejuvenate the historical essence of the African American culture on National Historic Pine Street, Cambridge, MD and to create opportunities for entrepreneurship.
1. Execute art and culture events to provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to promote their business and that will bring the community together.
2. Educate and preserve the history of Pine Street, Cambridge, MD with an art exhibit and educational booklets of Pine Street and the people who made a difference in the community as black business owners on Pine Street before the fire.
3. Inspire creative expression in people of all ages and to provide meaningful cultural and arts experiences with and for the community through education, exhibitions, and performances.
4. Offer educational workshops for entrepreneurs and meeting space for networking.
5. Provide art and cultural programs for youth and families.
In June 2022, we purchased the property at 700 Phillips St from the City of Cambridge. The property sat dilapidated for over 20 years, it needs to be demolished and reconstructed. We are looking forward to reconstructing the property to serve as office space, computer lab, programs and meeting space. Services and progams will be offered to the low- and moderate-income families and at-risk youth in an underserved area of the community. The Center will be something new and unique in the community. In addition, the reconstruction of this property works in conjunction with the City of Cambridge’s existing plans to revitalize the National Historic Pine Street District which includes improvements to The Cornish Park that is adjacent to our property.
The mission of the Groove City Community Cultural Center is to inspire creative expression in people of all ages and to provide meaningful cultural and arts experiences with and for the community through education, events, and exhibitions that will promote and increase diversity, tourism, cultural awareness and sensitivity in Cambridge, Maryland.
Our Vision: Be the multi-disciplinary hub for creative excellence in the community.
The Center is centrally located in the Pine Street Distrist and easily accessible, within walking distance.
Sheila is the Board Treausure.
She was the initial Chair of the Groove City Culture Fest committee, which GCBHCG grew from. She is committed to ensure continued growth via her reinvestment to bridge the gaps in the Pine Street District community.
She is local business owner of a convenient store, Jones Mini Mart, LLC and Rental Property Owner.