Georgian Cultural Center Mission
The Georgian Cultural Center is founded exclusively for educational and charitable purposes.
The Georgian Cultural Center mission is to support Georgian-Americans in learning and preserving Georgian language, culture, and traditions, and to introduce Georgian language, culture, and traditions to the American society.
About Georgian Cultural Center
The first wave of recent Georgian immigration came to the United States in the 1990s. The Chicago area is one of the places that Georgian immigrants have been trying to establish roots. Today, it is home to about 250 families. With the birth of a new generation of Georgian-Americans and the addition of new Georgian immigrants, there arose a need to have a place for meeting and interaction to retain our heritage.
The first such attempt took place on November 25th, 1994, with an event entitled “Reunion of All Who Miss Georgia.” Due to the political events in Georgia at the time, that meeting was a painful and tearful one. The second attempt was “Georgian Meetings,” held on October 22, 2011. It was an event to share our ideas and celebrate Georgian poetry, art, and culture. Eventually, the Georgian Cultural Center was founded to formalize this effort. Today the Center directs the Georgian Language School, plans and organizes cultural events, staged plays by the students of the School, and in general serves to maintain and strengthen Georgian culture and spirit far away from the motherland.
The Georgian Cultural Center strives to preserve, strengthen, and popularize Georgian language, culture, and traditions.