Our Mission

GBB Cultural Connection, a newly established 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to fostering cultural inclusivity and celebrating diversity within the Woonsocket, RI community. Rooted in the belief that empowerment through education and celebration strengthens communities, GBB Cultural Connection unites individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds to embrace their unique identities and cultivate a more cohesive and resilient Woonsocket.

This vision materialized into the launch of GBB Cultural Connection, a dedicated space that goes beyond mere representation. It seeks to provide an inclusive environment for education, cross-cultural celebrations, and the cultivation of a deep sense of belonging among the diverse communities that constitute Woonsocket’s rich tapestry.




Bring Your Culture
to Life:

Your culture is a treasure trove of beauty, wisdom, and unity. We invite you to unfold this treasure in our community, bridging hearts and minds through the power of cultural exchange. Whether you’re looking to celebrate, educate, or simply share the joy of your cultural heritage, our space is your stage.

Our Founder

Geraldine Barclay-King, migrated from Monrovia Liberia as a young child and has been a proud resident of Woonsocket for 25 years. During this time, she has witnessed the city evolve into a melting pot of BIPOC Americans, cohabiting in interdependent cultural heritage districts. In 2019, Geraldine visited her native country of Liberia, West Africa and wanted to share her experience of returning home after 37 years.  The global pandemic and racial issues on the rise in 2020 was the prime time to share those experiences while giving back to the community. Geraldine recognized a pressing need to establish a space that would welcome and embrace people of all ethnicities. She envisioned a place where authentic products could serve as place where stories could be shared, uncomfortable conversations could take place and and a sense of community fostered, and GBB Cultural Connection was born.

Rental Inquiry

Full access to the space for your events,
meetings, and community activities.
Starting @ $200 (Minimum 4 Hours) +$50 per additional hour.
8am – 8pm Daily


    285 Main Street | Suite 1
    Woonsocket RI 02895

    Phone Number

    (401) 216-6100