Dean McCloud, Carver Program Assistant in our CASPER after school program, is moving on to a new career in carpentry. Dean has served our CASPER kids with excellence for the past several years. Dean has also worked as a counselor for Carver’s Summer Enrichment Program at the Carver Community Center. Carver kids and staff will miss Dean’s quiet strength and encouraging presence.
Young people and their proud parents came together at the Carver Community Center for our 49th Annual Testimonial Dinner on Friday, June 7, 2019. Each year, the Carver Foundation of Norwalk awards Carver students, including current college students, with scholarships and recognition.
US Senator Richard Blumenthal and Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling joined dozens of Deloitte employees and Carver staff at the Carver Community Center on Friday, June 7, 2019, on the occasion of Deloitte’s annual day of service—Impact Day.
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.
Carver is grateful for the First County Bank Foundation renewing its support of Carver kids with a check for $5,000!
This past school year, Brookside and Tracey Elementary Schools were the first schools to adopt Carver’s newest initiative, an after school program to prepare 5th graders for transition to their respective middle schools. Brookside’s principal, Sandra Faoies, serves on Carver’s Board of Directors. Carver honored Tracey’s principal, Theresa Rangel, at the 2019 Child of America gala.
Carver after school students at Brien McMahon High School learn how to tie-dye t-shirts. The STEM to STEAM movement has been taking root across the country over the past several years and is surging forward as a positive mode of action to truly meet the needs of a 21st century economy. STEM alone misses several key components that many employers, educators, and parents have voiced as critical for our children to thrive in the present and rapidly approaching future.
Carver after school 5th graders practiced their respective skills and talents all school year long and their performance demonstrated just how hard they trained. On Thursday evening, May 30, 2019, families, student peers and Kendall Elementary School faculty were bedazzled.
Carver CASPER volunteer, Joshua Zhang, organized his third annual Club Carver Concert at the Saugatuck Congregational Church raising vital contributions for the benefit of the children served by the Carver Foundation of Norwalk.
Trevor Kline, Carver’s after school Program Coordinator at West Rocks Middle School, presented year-end awards to his students on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. See the photos here in our Facebook album. Following the awards ceremony, the students shared their individual skills with the audience in a talent show. The parents, teachers, volunteers and students present were delighted.