Coached by Mike McElveen, this year seven Carver teams earned a spot to compete in the National AAU basketball tournaments this summer.
Two of these teams need financial support to compete in Florida. The 9th grade team (15 years old and under) will compete July 16-20, and the 10th grade team (16 years old and under) will compete July 18-23. Coach McElveen declares that both of these teams have a real chance at winning their respective age group championships.
Please let us know if you would like to help us secure the funding required to give our youth a fighting chance at winning the championship!
Shakespeare on the Sound, Friday evening, June 28, is hosting a night for Carver families! Bring your blanket and your picnic basket and enjoy the great Shakespeare play “As You Like It” free of charge! The play begins at 7:30 PM, but people begin to arrive by 5:30 PM to pick their spots on the lawn of Pinkey Park, 176 Rowayton Avenue, Norwalk. Please call Brian Alert at 203-838-4305 ext. 105 with any questions you may have. ENJOY!
You can have your own coffee table book of equisite photographs by youth from Norwalk, CT and from Sonrisa deDios, Nagarote, Nicaragua.
Carver and NicaPhoto are concluding the third year of our youth managing their own Photography/ SKYPE connection with one another. Carver kids and their peers in Nagarote, Nicaragua share photos and poetry and reflections on their lives. A little shy at first but the kids have a great time once they get going, and especially after Carver’s Cedric DANCED for his friends in Central America! See the video here.
The personal connection and getting to know each other through their images opens everyone’s world to new possibilities.
Now as we conclude the academic year, we share these images with you. Please let us know if you would like to purchase a book for the benefit of this program. Hardcover books are $100 and softcover books are $70.
Carver Center’s TMT basketball team in need of $10,000 to compete nationally – Thehour.com: Norwalk.
NORWALK — The only thing standing in the way of the Carver Center’s TMT Express basketball team from competing in a national championship is $10,000.
After an impressive season, the young athletes are now faced with the challenge of raising transportation and lodging fees to make it to the next level of competition.
But the clock is ticking — the amount needs to be raised by mid June in order to purchase tickets and attend the event in July. So far, $
“We’re very proud of the kids and are hoping to raise the money they need,” said Carver Foundation Executive Director Novelette Peterkin. “They are very deserving kids and we don’t want to let them down.”
In an effort to gather the funds, parent volunteers have created an account for donations, which can be viewed at: www.gofundme.com/2xaadk
Deloitte makes an impact at Carver Center – Thehour.com: Business.
NORWALK — It’s been a banner year for the Carver Center so far.
The community organization is celebrating its 75th anniversary, it recently raised $750,000 at its annual gala and earlier this week won the nonprofit award at the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Awards luncheon.
On Friday, the year got even brighter despite dark clouds and steady rain falling throughout the day. About 40 Deloitte employees painted classrooms inside and spread mulch and planted flowers outside as part of the global company’s 14th annual IMPACT Day. It is the eighth year employees from Deloitte’s Wilton and Stamford offices have volunteered at the Carver Center….
Hour photo / Erik Trautmann
Congressman Jim Himes joins Deloitte’s Stamford office at the Carver Center as they volunteer their time for the Center’s most critical need of facilities improvements. Part of Deloitte’s IMPACT Day – a national celebration of Deloitte’s year-round Impact Imperative – the culture of volunteerism that fuels the organization’s commitment to contribute its professionals’ time and talents to leading nonprofits. This year marks Deloitte’s 14th annual IMPACT Day. On June 7, all 50,000+ Deloitte personnel are encouraged to put their work on hold and volunteer at more than 800 projects in 80 communities.
Stanley Shuler, President of Union 1042, custodian for Nathan Hale Middle School, is also the coordinator for a Carver sponsored after school culinary arts program at Nathan Hale. Here Mr. Shuler orchestrated one of his periodic meals for the pleasure of Carver families and staff. Mr. Shuler (and others) also sang and performed for the dinner guests. Abundant and expertly prepared food and delicacies were enjoyed by all.
Sophia Lubin, an alumna of the Carver Center’s Youth Development Program, spoke recently to about 100 people attending the annual Rowayton Carver Connections party.
Sophia is a graduate of the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design and currently a freelance designer for Aeropostale. Her family came to Norwalk from Haiti when she was young, and she started at the Carver after-school program ten years ago.
At that time she had no idea that she would ever attend college.
Now the International Fashion Academy (IFA) that accepts less than 20% of its applicants to its MBA program is welcoming Sophie.
IFA Paris was established in 1982 to combine French fashion heritage with the modern globalized world. As the only school in Paris offering all its undergraduate and postgraduate courses taught in English, IFA Paris caters to a highly international student body from all corners of the world. International Fashion Academy, better known as IFA Paris, offers students undergraduate courses in design and marketing, and postgraduate courses in design, business, communication and luxury in an environment of multidisciplinary collaboration. With schools in Paris and Shanghai, IFA Paris is at the forefront of fashion and luxury education and offers courses that reflect the breadth of opportunities available in this vibrant industry.
Novelette Peterkin, Carver Executive Director, welcoming Congressman Jim Himes to Carver with Chet Wood, Deloitte Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, US Merger & Acquisition Services, coming in from shoveling a mountain of mulch in the pouring rain to join in the welcoming.
Some 50 Deloitte employees renovated one of the Carver Center’s second floor classrooms and Carver’s playground and picnic areas – even in record pouring rain!
IMPACT Day is an annual celebration of Deloitte’s year-round commitment to volunteerism held in June to kick off their fiscal year in a way that reflects their values and culture, something they call their Impact Imperative. All of Deloitte’s 50,000+ people are encouraged to participate in IMPACT Day happening today in more than 800 community service projects in 80 communities across the the US!
Deloitte is a past recipient of Carver’s annual Community Builder Award and a long-time provider of volunteers and support.
Carver board members Jude Earl Alaba (Carver Treasurer) and Cristina Linton are Deloitte employees who helped organize today’s Deloitee IMPACT Day at Carver.
Cristina Linton, Carver board member and employee of Deloitte