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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

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.

Our Vision

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.  

Future Project

Future Home

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. 

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Our Team


Veronica Taylor

She is the Executive Director/Board President.

She is a native of Cambridge, MD. Veronica brings great leadership, creativity and vision to the organization. She is very passionate and determined to move the organization's purpose forward in the community. 

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Andra Blake-Jones

Andra is the Board VP.  She is a native of Cambridge, MD. 

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Sheila Jones

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.

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Jamie Stanley

Jamie is the Board Secretary.  She has been very dedicated and committed to the organization, since the inception of the committee in 2017.  She is a native of Cambridge but lives on the Western Shore of MD and takes time out of her schedule to volunteer and be involved.   

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