In keeping with the GCEC and Renewal Community mission, the following initiatives have been implemented:



Scholarship 2012

The GCEC scholarship for 2012 is available. APPLY NOW!.

A Special Thanks

The Family of the Greater Charleston Empowerment Corporation would like to thank everyone who has helped us succeed in creating our mission to provide resources to residents within the Renewal Community.



The Greater Charleston Empowerment Corporation


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Founded in 1994, the Greater Charleston Empowerment Corporation (GCEC) promotes thriving, healthy and economically viable neighborhoods through collaborative initiatives.

The GCEC is a 501 ( c ) 3 corporation comprised of community leaders and residents from the surrounding 31 designated Renewal Communities. It is the mission of the corporation to preserve and enhance the quality of life for those who reside in the Charleston Renewal Community (RC) by:

  • Empowering residents to identify and find solutions to the problems that are important to them
  • Partnering with the City of Charleston, North Charleston, Charleston County, local businesses, schools, churches and other non-profit organizations, to support:
    • increased business redevelopment
    • neighborhood beautification
    • economic viability

Each board member of the GCEC takes pride in working with the residents in these neighborhoods to make it a healthy place for residents and businesses.


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