Our History

The Liberian Community of Greater Cincinnati (LCGC) is a non-political, non-profit, and non-tribal organization of Liberians from all walks of life engaged in humanitarian, social, and community development programs that serves Liberians and friends of Liberia in the Greater Cincinnati area and surroundings.

The Community is mainly run by volunteers who work hard to provide our members with a wide range of activities and events, to make the United States a home away from home.

In the early 1970s, the late Nancy Anderson, wife of the late A.B. Anderson, and other Liberians founded the LCGC at the Andersons' home in Cincinnati, Ohio. The late Nancy Anderson and families hosted Liberians who needed help and used their home for meetings and for socialization. By the late 1970s, the LCGC had grown from few individuals to include members from the Federation of Liberian Association in Ohio (FOLAO) to four appointed officials with approximately 30 members. LCGC is a sub-chapter of FOLAO. 

Our objective is to help our members find their feet firmly grounded in a new country, and to help them lead a contented and pleasant life, enriched by new friends, new interests and opportunities by providing extensive productive social and educative programs.

As a non-sectarian association, we are profoundly cognizant of the need for cohesiveness, unity and community development, in order to discover resources in making our community a vibrant one; and thus foster our objective and interest we hold in common.

As the dissemination of valuable services and information to Liberians in the Diaspora and at home is of great significance, the association will make it its priority to provide this service; and thus the intent of this website. It is also our aspiration that Liberians in other parts of the world benefit from this website.

Therefore, the sole purpose of this website is to:

  • Disseminate information about the status of our community
  • Educate our members about the non-static political and technological world
  • To promote unity amongst all tribal groups in the diaspora
  • To assist us in upholding the values dipicted by our national anthem.

Therefore, members are encouraged to utilize the website for occasions such as birth, showers, birthdays, wedding, obituaries, advertisements and others.