Why Carver awards scholarships to Carver students during their college years

Since 2005, 100% of Carver seniors have graduated high school on time, and almost all become first generation college students. But that is not the end of the relationship for Carver. To date, 85% of our Carver college students graduate from four-year colleges and universities within six years and many of them received financial support and personal advocacy from Carver throughout those years. We need to do more. We as a community can do more. Your financial support of Carver youth endures beyond high school. Your generosity Builds Lifetime Achievers who go on to impact our community for generations to come.

Carver loses grant competition, but we're happy about who won!

Carver partners with many organizations and we celebrate their success. The Triangle Community Center was the second grant recipient of 100 Who Care Darien in the amount of $10,000. Triangle, Carver and Laurel House in Stamford each presented our cases for support, and Triangle won the vote of the members who attended the event this past Wednesday evening.

Join us for our 6th annual golf outing, Tuesday, September 24th!


The day’s schedule will be: 10:30 AM, Putting & Driving, Warm-up; 11:30 AM, Registration & Grill Lunch; 1:00 PM, Tee Off at Assigned Tee; 5:30 PM Cocktail Reception, Prizes Awarded, Silent Auction and then Dinner.

Last year’s Golf Classic was held at Shorehaven Golf Club on Tuesday, October 15, 2018. Read about last year’s event on our blog here. You can also view our photo album from the day on Facebook.

If you’d like to learn more about this year’s event, please contact: Nikki LaFaye - nikki@carvercenterct.org.

New state education laws that contribute to the success of our youth

As the largest provider of after school and summer programs for students in Norwalk, Carver cares about what laws our lawmakers are passing for the benefit of our youth and families. Here are several new laws recently passed by Connecticut’s General Assembly 2019 Regular Session that contribute to the success of our students.

Carver's CEO receives 2019 Women of Distinction award

The 11th Annual Sweet Mother Dinner & Awards on Saturday evening, September 7, 2019, recognized the accomplishments of Carver CEO, Novelette Peterkin, as being included among the Women of Distinction. Norwalk-based Sweet Mother, Inc. honors mothers who have been successful in balancing motherhood with their business, their profession, and in their community. Part of the proceeds of the annual event go towards the education of girls at the Forum of African Women in Education School in Waterloo village, in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The Sweet mother events also honor foster mothers, single mothers, and adoptive mothers.