The African American Genealogical Volunteerism and Development Project on Tasso Island aims to promote and celebrate the cultural heritage of African Americans in the area, while also supporting economic and community development efforts. The project will prioritize activities that provide resources and support for African American genealogical research, promote the preservation and celebration of African American cultural heritage, and support economic and community development efforts.
The Tasso Island community has a rich history and cultural heritage, particularly in relation to the experiences of African Americans. However, there are several challenges facing the community that require attention and action. In order to prioritize the volunteerism programs, we must first understand the current community needs and top challenges.
Another key challenge facing the Tasso Island community is the lack of funding for the preservation and celebration of African American cultural heritage. Without adequate funding, it can be difficult to promote and showcase the cultural traditions and artifacts that are important to the community’s identity and history.
Additionally, the Tasso Island community lacks adequate infrastructure, which can impact economic and community development efforts. The area lacks adequate water supply, sanitation, power, and communication systems, which can hinder job creation and business development.
Finally, there is a need to create job opportunities and support local businesses in the Tasso Island area, which can be challenging in a rural and historically marginalized community. Without access to economic opportunities, community members may struggle to make a living and provide for their families.
Our objective is to establish an exceptional voluntourism project that enables volunteers to utilize their professional skills while experiencing Tasso Island’s unique people, history, and culture. By staying on the island and contributing to its development, volunteers can broaden their knowledge and leave a positive impact.
Our vision of our future Guest Home/Community Center on Tasso