African Diaspora Cultural Center
PROJECTED YEAR OF COMPLETION: 2020
ADC, Inc. has a vision to empower and unite the Diaspora through a variety of financial, educational, and cultural initiatives.
The Cultural Center, when it is finished in four years, will serve as the most concrete manifestation of our Council’s vision.
The African Diaspora Cultural Center will be a brewing pot for the ideas, products, and connections that will shape the future of the Diapora and African continent. It will showcase authentic African culture, art, and cuisine, and will host celebrations, meetings, and events to honor our heritage and diversity.
It will be a venue where our council will continue to serve the community, our members can have candid, free conversations, and our children can learn, play, and grow together. The African Diaspora Cultural Center will occupy four and a half acres of land and will contain both outdoor and indoor event space. We envision the center playing a vital role in the revitalization of the St. Louis Community.
We envision the center hosting authentic cultural events as well as high profile international meetings and conferences. The Cultural Center will serve as ADC’s headquarters. Once the center is built, ADC will move its service operations there. ESL, immigration advocacy and counseling, and health resource referral services will be made available.
The Center will include a welcome post where guests from around the world can log their names in a guest book, view a selection of authentic art, purchase works by artist of various genres, and have a good time eating real African food.
We focus, first and foremost on culture because failure to account for cultural stagnation will cost Africans and African Americans dearly in the long run. It is important to pass on the diverse and unique body of African culture to the next generation as Heritage.
We are raising fund to lease the property for the cultural center. Once we have successfully raised the funds, we will immediately move towards construction. The design and planning of the Center is happening right now, and ADC hopes to have a blueprint of the building available to show the public in the coming months.