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About us

The Gracious Center of Learning and Enrichment Activities (GCLEA), a registered non-profit organization, officially began operations in 2010 with the intention of providing the Muslim Community of Southern New Jersey with a variety of services and programs which would see to their spiritual, educational, and social needs. Since its opening the GCLEA has been welcomed to the area with open arms and has seen exponential growth due to the nature of its services and programs. The GCLEA has become an integral part of the Southern New Jersey Community and hopes to continue to serve the area.
The GCLEA is currently located at:
5 Esterbrook Lane, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Please stop by to visit our facility and enjoy our unique programs and services.
The GCLEA facility is over 9000 square feet with 2 large halls, 1 for ladies and 1 for men, a kitchen, library, kid’s room, and large restrooms for both men and women.

Gclea walk through


Our VISION is to create an environment that respects tradition and values, and that promotes kindness, knowledge and civic engagement. The programs, services, education and opportunities provided through the Gracious Center of Learning and Enrichment Activities will develop and strengthen both individual and community identities.

Our MISSION is to provide spiritual, cultural, social and educational programs for individuals in Southern New Jersey that encourage the cultivation and enrichment of Muslim Identity, while fostering community connectedness and engagement.

Our VALUES which drive program development and operations include:

  • Honoring the cultural traditions of community members
  • Treating all individuals with respect
  • Building and strengthening community
  • Promoting emotional, spiritual and physical well-being
  • Responding to community member needs
  • Maintaining excellence in service and program provision
  • Ensuring fiscal responsibility

To carry out the vission and mission, our ORGANIZATION operates within the framework of its own by-laws, (available to members) and currently structured according to the chart below.