Volunteers

High school volunteer, Jaden Snow, teaches the secrets of solving the Rubik's Cube

Jaden Snow, who will be a ninth grader at Rye Neck High School this fall, can solve the Rubic’s Cube in a minute or so. Jaden is revealing his technique in a workshop for 7 to 9 year old boys at the Carver Community Center this summer. The workshop occurs for one hour per day for two weeks. Jayden raised the funds to provide each participating camper with his own Rubik’s Cube to keep (and to take home to practice with during the summer’s workshop). Jayden also provides support to Carver summer camp counselors and their supervisors during the day.

Ribbon Cutting of the Carver Community Center's New Playground

On the first day of summer camp, Monday, July 1, 2019, at 11:30 AM, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, Congressman Jim Himes, Norwalk Common Council member Greg Burnett, Doug Adams (Brookfield Properties), Vernece Richardson (King Industries), Stanley Seligson (Seligson Properties), Carver Board members and other Carver leaders and guests gathered together to officially open the new playground at the Carver Community Center.

Ribbon cutting ceremony for Carver's new playground, Monday, July 1st, 11:30 AM

Please join Mayor Harry Rilling and other special guests as we officially spring to life Carver’s new playground on Monday, July 1st, at 11:30 AM at the Carver Community Center. Following a successful fundraising drive led by student volunteers at New Canaan High School, the new playground is now ready for Carver’s summer camp students to enjoy it.

16th Annual Rowayton Connections party raises support and awareness

Hosts Melora and Rod Johnson welcomed dozens of Carver guests into their home at Hickory Bluff overlooking Rowayton’s tranquel view of Long Island Sound. Volunteers and Atria Darien prepared a sumptuous meal for everyone to enjoy. Speakers this year included Mayor Harry Rilling; Carver graduates now in college; the longtime Carver partner and advocate Robert Pennington who was just named the new principal of Rowayton Elementary School; and Carver’s CEO, Novelette Peterkin.

We give thanks for our high school volunteers

Many volunteers give of their time and energy to Carver kids each year. These tutors, mentors, homework helpers, career counselors, and other skill-specific project leaders offer their support, feedback and student praise. The Carver Community Center utilizes volunteers for community events such as Career Fairs, talent contests, student and family awards ceremonies, holiday celebrations, and food drives. Corporate teams produce daylong events for our youth and generously undertake extensive renovation and cleanup projects. Our student volunteers are especially helpful to our CASPER (K-5) kids at the Carver Community Center. Today there were four high school students: Nadia Torees, Emily Becerril and Sebastian Samperez, each 10th graders from Norwalk High School, and Samantha Cioffi, a 12th grader from Holy Child School in Rye, NY.

New Canaan High School Service League of Boys visits Carver

New Canaan's SLOBs (and here) visit Carver youth at least once a year to bring good fun and cheer.  See our Facebook album of photos here!

Founded in 2004, the New Canaan High School Service League of Boys (SLOBs) is a student/parent run organization that works to foster the parent-son relationship in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development, and education. It is an organization of parents and sons who join together in service and educational endeavors to foster community responsibility as well as strengthen the parent-son relationship. Their stated mission is "for parents and sons to initiate and promote educational and charitable endeavors that foster community responsibility and leadership as well as strengthen the parent-son relationship."  They currently serve approximately 30 philanthropic organizations with over 65 different projects. We are grateful that Carver is among their charitable commitments!