Who is GNC?
Ghana National Council (GNC) is a community of Ghanaians that began meeting in the 1960’s as the Ghana Student’s Union; to create a home base for themselves and others that migrated from Ghana to Chicago. The council was formed to assist fellow Ghanaians and Africans with resources in citizenship, employment, housing, education, health, and fellowship.
As a 501 (c)(3) council, GNC has grown to consist of 13 affiliate Ghanaian organizations. The Ghana National Council is the mouthpiece of the Ghanaian community in the Chicago metropolitan area with a Ghanaian population of over 20,000 residents in Chicago and the surrounding cities.
Ghanafest is a one day annual festival held in Chicago on the last Saturday of July since 1988. It attracts over 5,000 attendees from Chicago and across the world.