Click here to see a short video of CARVER75 being created before eyes.
Many, many thanks and cheers to Janine Smith, a longtime Carver board member, and her family for sponsoring and volunteering at Carver’s annual Halloween Party for the Carver family. We also thank Greens Farms Elementary School for donating costumes and our staff and volunteers for devoting so many hours preparing the decorations and especially for their staging and then animating the Haunted House on the second floor of the Community Center!
Click here for the CARVER HALLOWEEN PARTY FLYER. Games and prizes! Haunted House! The Carver gym is transformed into a wonderland of bouncy rides and so much more! The party is free to one and all. Please bring a food donation of canned goods and/or other non-perishable items for Carver to share with families in the community.
Read this Norwalk Citizen article about last year’s Halloween Party.
Carver Center has a lot to celebrate on Carver Day - Thehour.com: Norwalk.
Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 9:00 pm
By MATT COYNE
Hour Staff Writer |
NORWALK — Thursday afternoon, the Carver Center’s backyard was crowded.
Students socialized, played, slid down the bouncy castles and ate cotton candy. Local dignitaries took pictures. Center alumni barbequed, while Carver staff looked after everyone.
They were all there for the Carver Center’s block party, celebrating the community center’s 75th anniversary and Carver Day, so proclaimed by Mayor Richard Moccia at the event.
“I feel so privileged to be leading an organization that’s been around since 1938,” said Carver Center Executive Director Novelette Peterkin, who has held the post since 2004. “We have expanded our programs, we’ve tripled our budget, we’re serving more kids, we have a strong public-private partnership with the public schools and we have a vision that’s really going to help change the face of education.”
For the Carver Center staff, the party is well deserved. The center has had a significant impact for academically challenged or academically at-risk students. More than half of the 900 students, up from 93 a decade a go, were earning honors or high honors. All high school students in the program graduate, and nearly all go to either college or trade school. Some of those students receive scholarships from the center, the fund for which as grown from $43,000 to $70,000….
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Join us on Carver Day, this September 19th, celebrating Carver’s 75th Anniversary Year!
Mayor Moccia is graciously proclaiming 9/19/13 Carver Day in behalf of Norwalk.
Our alumni are rallying to attend and participate.
Academy Street will be closed for the 4pm to 7pm event at the Carver Community Center.
There will be food, games and entertainment for all.
We expect 700-1,000 attendees.
The article is also at the Connecticut Post here.