Garifuna American Heritage Foundation United, Inc
"We are dedicated to
the preservation of the Garifuna language, culture, history and wellbeing."
The mission of GAHFU is to serve the Garifuna-American, Caribbean-American and Central
American community in the greater Los Angeles and Long Beach area, the Untied States and abroad through cultural
education programs, outreach, advocacy and social services programs.
To empower and
educate the people about the rich history and values of Garifuna culture by preserving and disseminating its culture in order
to re-acculturate the new generations of Garifuna Americans. To create innovative educational programs that motivate, expand
knowledge, promote its culture in general, enhance Garifuna awareness for opportunities and foster Garifuna identity. GAHFU
believes that having an appreciation of one’s own culture sets the stage for developing partnership with people who
come from culturally diverse backgrounds.
To establish a community
cultural center in the Los Angeles County area, where Garinagu, Caribbean, Central Americans/Afro-Latino from
all communities can congregate to preserve the uniqueness of all cultures. We dedicated to the preservation of the Garifuna
culture, language, history, spirituality, music, arts and crafts, through creative and innovative educational programs by
working together with Garifuna and non Garifuna communities to motivate, expand awareness, and to promote knowledge of cultural
pride around the world.
1. To establish a Community Cultural and
Learning Center in the Los Angeles county area.
2. Work to maintain the Garifuna language and culture alive.
3. Create innovative educational programs that motivate, expand knowledge, promote its culture in general and enhance cultural
4. Build a strong Garifuna, Caribbean, Central American/Afro-Latino community through education
5. To establish social service and immigration programs to address the issues in the
underserve Garifuna, Caribbean, Central Americans/Afro-Latino population in Los Angeles County area.