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CARVER

2010-2011 REVIEW 2011-2012 UPDATE REPORT TO OUR COMMUNITY


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The Carver World The Carver Foundation of Norwalk reaches nearly 5,000 individuals each year through a blend of community, educational, enrichment and recreational programs, as well as summer camp and spring and fall national college tours. In addition to its busy community center and family support services, free afterschool programs led by certified, motivated and skilled teachers and other qualified staff and volunteers are based within Norwalk’s four middle schools and two high schools. Carver provides a parade of opportunities to disadvantaged youth that build skills and ignites imaginations. Carver sets and keeps students on a trajectory toward graduating on-time and being college-ready. Carver helps disadvantaged youth go as far as their individual talents will take them.

BUILDING LIFETIME ACHIEVERS Report designed by US DAILY DIGITAL Map courtesy of Discover Norwalk


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CARVER IS LIFETIME education enrichment recreation graduation achievement


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Governance and Leadership Special Advisor Richard Whitcomb Strategic Planning Group Alexandra Baudouin Community Volunteer Barbara Cox Community Volunteer Michael Gregorich Stone Point Capital Jack Ryan SVP Human Resources, GE Capital Janine Smith Marketing Consultant Jonathan Whitcomb Diserio Martin O’Connor & Castiglioni LLP Richard Whitcomb The Richard and Barbara Whitcomb Foundation

Board of Directors Janis Curtis, President William Pitt, Sotheby’s

Robert Brady Coastal Orthopaedics, P.C.

Lydia Barron, Vice-President JNET

Isabel Cruz GE Capital

Richard Baudouin, Treasurer Infinity Aviation

Trip Hoffman Cushman & Wakefield

Valerie Watson, Secretary Patriot National Bank

Cristina Linton Deloitte & Touche

Janine Smith, Assistant Secretary Marketing Consultant

Louis Schulman Norwalk Transit

Simon Sumberg, Esq., Legal Counsel Private Legal Practice

James Thompson, Jr. Connecticut Light & Power

Marie Allen Norwalk Public Schools

David Turner McKesson Health Solutions Norman Weinberger, M.D. Optimus Health Care

President Emeritus Charles Burns Past President Diana Napier Immediate Past President Leo Mellow Executive Director/ Ex Officio Novelette Peterkin


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Mission

Carver Milestones

To help children reach their greatest potential by providing educational, social and recreational programs in a positive, safe and fun environment.

• Academy Street named after Carver’s longtime former Executive Director, Richard N. Fuller. • Significantly increased the annual budget mid-year with donors helping Carver meet demand for its afterschool programs. • Added paid internships and work opportunities for Carver High School students. • Carver’s nomination wins Norwalk’s place among the nation’s “100 Best Communities for Young People” as judged by the America’s Promise Alliance for the second year in a row. • Raised the private support required to provide all of Norwalk’s 10th and 11th graders with the PSAT exam during the school day, until now only available to the few who could afford the fee and time on a weekend.

The City of Norwalk won for a second time a place among the nation’s “100 Best Communities for Young People,” as declared by the America’s Promise Alliance and ING. Dozens of students from West Rocks Middle School gathered with city leaders and afterschool providers in the Media Gallery at Stepping Stones Museum for Children to watch the America’s Promise announcement live in Washington, DC.

• Carver’s basketball league, encompassing 16 teams for 4th through 8th graders, won five basketball titles last season. • Carver’s outdoor basketball court was replaced.

• Norwalk High School students communicated with peers in the Nicaraguan barrio, Sonrisa de Dios, via Facebook and Skype during the school year and visited them last summer. • Recommended by the Fairfield County Community Foundation, GreatSchools, the nation’s leading source of information on school performance, chose Carver to help pilot their new program called College Bound, an online approach to helping parents raise college-ready high school graduates. • Winning the Neighborhood Excellence Award from Bank of America provided Carver’s Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director with special yearlong management training; Carver also received an Organizational Effectiveness assessment by Bridgespan.


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We encourage families to reinforce academic and developmental messages at home. We champion each young person’s success.

Dear Mission Partners, This report will show a tremendous increase in programming for our youth made possible by the significant investments of resources and trust by our mission partners. Chief among these are the Carver Board of Directors and its President, Janis Curtis, the Carver Strategic Planning Group, and our Special Advisor and chief advocate, Dick Whitcomb. This report will at best offer a mere glimpse of the complete story that defines our growth last year and the pace that continues today. What we are together striving to achieve is much larger than Carver alone. Caver’s vision can be summed-up in one word: Community. Community is created at Carver, whether at our community center or in Norwalk’s public schools, through mutual trust, mutual belonging. Community is the to-and-fro movement of respect and support between youth, their families and our community partners, where each one gives and each one receives. Carver’s community includes many volunteers and donors from Greenwich to Westport.

Where Carver especially flourishes is in igniting the imaginations of our youth, their families, our many program partners, volunteers and donors as to what is possible. Thank you for joining us in making dreams come true for Norwalk’s underserved but incredibly capable youth. Sincerely, (Photo Credit: Olivier Kpognon) Broadening our ideas about where, when, and how learning happens, and with the help of many, we are creating richer learning pathways that help young people gain the skills necessary for lifelong learning. We offer a seamless learning environment that can help promote school success and stem summer learning loss, and efficiently use resources to help close the Achievement Gap. Carver kids are rich in heart and mind. We expose youth to new opportunities, aligning our work with school and district standards and curriculum.

Novelette Peterkin Executive Director


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Greetings, As I complete my first year as President of the board, recalling the months gone by and looking forward to the months to come, my immediate sentiments are to highly commend the members of the Board of Directors, our visionary Executive Director, Novelette Peterkin, her staff and Carver’s parents and youth for all we are able to accomplish together. Many young lives are being changed, many academic careers are being enhanced and improved, and many expectations and aspirations are soaring. We are ever more determined to promote life-long achievers. This year presented many challenges as well as accomplishments. Through it all we narrowed the Achievement Gap for Caver kids. The Carver Board was able to strategically increase Carver’s 2010-2011 budget mid-way through the year and then went on to exceed our new budget by year-end. We honor our many friends who made this possible with their gifts by naming later in this report. One person who served as Carver’s most exuberant advocate

We are deeply grateful to Dr. Susan Marks and Norwalk’s school principals and teachers for embracing Carver’s PLUS afterschool initiatives. We were able to reach hundreds more youth in the schools they attend. Carver invested more than $1.2 million in bringing new resources and opportunities to the budget-challenged Norwalk Public Schools.

was Mr. Dick Whitcomb, the former headmaster of St Luke’s School, New Canaan. Dick joins me in thanking everyone for their undying commitment to putting the success of the children first. We owe the continued effective governance of Carver to our Board and its committees. These are dedicated and capable individuals who believe in the Carver mission and work tirelessly to create social change.

It is fitting for this report to praise the legacy of the late Richard N. Fuller, a longtime educator who dedicated his life to the children of the Carver. Mr. Fuller served as Executive Director for 26 years until his retirement in 2004. Mr. Fuller’s vision and example will live on in the countless lives he shaped and in the confidence he imparted to everyone who works to give all children an equal chance at achieving success in school and beyond. To honor his service, the Norwalk City Council renamed Academy Street “Richard N. Fuller Way.” We applaud the city for this consideration and share the immense loss of this community with the Fuller Family. His contributions to the children of Norwalk will surely be missed.

On behalf of the Carver Foundation Board Members, I extend our heartfelt gratitude to you all for your steadfast commitment, your unselfish donations of dollars and time, and your unwavering support for the success of students of Norwalk. We look forward to long lasting relationships working together for the future of our children, leaving our society better than we found it! Sincerely, Janis Curtis, Board President


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CARVER IS EDUCATION “Carver plays a critical role in supporting the education of students in Norwalk Public Schools. It is through a shared vision that together we make a difference for the many students who participate in Carver’s programs.”

-Dr. Susan Marks, Superintendent of Schools

L-R: The Nicaragua “Fabulous 8” Team: Melissa Gabriel, Ajanique Fullard, Amber Whitaker, Ny-Aja Boyd, Novelette Peterkin, Shelda Pierre, Smana Seradieu and Norwalk High School teacher and Carver staffer Donna Ellett


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largest “Achievement Gap.” Programs maintain a 9:1 ratio and are led by certified teachers hired from within the participating schools. Utilizing the extensive in-kind support of school facilities, the program budget is further leveraged through the use of volunteers with professional skills. Partnering agencies such as FIRST Lego (robotics), Shakespeare on the Sound, CPEP (STEM projects), Maritime Aquarium and Sound Waters provide in-depth hands-on exposure to many academic and enrichment disciplines.

Academic Enrichment (Photo Credit: Olivier Kpognon) L-R: Dr. Susan Marks, Superintendent of Norwalk Public Schools; Dr. Elizabeth “Betty” Molina Morgan, current CEO of America’s Promise Alliance Grad Nation, former superintendent of Washington County Schools in Maryland, 2010 American Association of School Administrators National Superintendent of the Year, Carver 2011 Child of America honoree; Governor Dannel Malloy; Novelette Peterkin

The Carver Afterschool PLUS Programs Most of Carver’s budget and energy is devoted to its free afterschool PLUS (Perseverance, Leadership, Understanding, Success) program conducted in its community center and

in Norwalk Public Schools currently reaching 695 youth. PLUS operates four days a week, three hours a day, and offers nutritious snacks. The students are recommended to Carver by their guidance counselors and teachers. Each day’s programming is evenly balanced with academics, enrichment, and recreation to address deficits that contribute to the nation’s

African Drumming Book Clubs Career Fair Cartooning CASPER (elementary students) Chess Girl Scouts CMT/PSAT/CAPT/SAT Preparation sessions College Prep College Scholarship Fund College Tours Cooking Creative Writing Financial Literacy (for both youth and parents) Forensic Science Hands-on-Science

Intense Algebra Latin Dance Karate Maritime Science Mentoring NicaPhoto – sharing photos with peers in Nicaragua Nutrition and Wellness Poetry Public Speaking Robotics Tutoring Videography Visual Arts

Teen Center Life Skills Movie Nights Project MALE Rap Tuesday Sistah-to-Sistah Teen Explosion Nights Teen Forums Valentines Party

Recreation Basketball Leagues Field Trips Norwalk Grassroots Tennis Safe Haven Soccer Leagues Summer Camp Summer Run (Basketball)


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Community Black History Celebration Breakfast with Champions Family Day & Events Halloween Party Holiday Parties (throughout the year) Mothers and Others Celebration Parent Academy Step Dance Cheer Talent Showcase Thanksgiving Food Drive and Gift Baskets

Shakespeare at Carver Following the successful Shakespeare experience at Carver’s Summer Camp, Shakespeare on the Sound designed a residency this school year just for Carver kids. As the 10-week residency takes Carver students through Romeo and Juliet, the students are developing their own scenes and responses to the play. Students learn about acting, directing and writing, while enhancing vocabulary, critical thinking and writing skills. They focus on scenes that allow them to think through important social issues like bullying and parent-child conflict that the play highlights.

Each session is a discovery of the students’ own voices and Shakespeare. The sessions include creative movement, voice work, acting, text analysis, vocabulary building, writing and improvisation. All the programs are interactive, with students up on their feet, together, figuring out Shakespeare and what he has to say about issues that mean so much to us today. When our campers were asked last summer – if any of them would want to be actors – almost all their hands shot up. The first answer they gave as to why was that acting and putting on a play “would make people in the audience happy.”

Filling a Gap in Norwalk Public Schools “I want to send a heartfelt thank you for the awesome gift given our students today. We had 706 BMHS students take the PSAT today. Thank you for allowing us to really show students how important the PSAT test is to their education and future. It is one thing to say it. It is another thing to invest the time and money to make it happen. Students REALLY understand that. I hope my words

have adequately expressed my gratitude and that you feel very, very proud of what you did for my kids today.” Suzanne Brown Koroshetz, Principal, Brien McMahon High School The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/ NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation. It’s a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. It also gives students a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

Until now this important test was available as an independent option only for those very few Norwalk students able to take the time and pay the fee on a weekend. Carver’s Special Advisor, Richard Whitcomb, learned of this gap and joined several Carver donors in making this vital opportunity available during the school day to all 10th and 11th graders at Brien McMahon, Norwalk High and Briggs High Schools on October 12, 2011.


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Program Accountability “The students at West Rocks Middle School are fortunate to have two Carver afterschool programs in our school. No West Rocks students would have school-based afterschool programs if Carver, under the leadership of Novelette Peterkin, did not provide them with the generous support of its many donors. Carver’s impact with West Rocks students through the years is demonstrated by their steady academic gains on the CMT. West Rocks School is no longer on the state Needs Improvement List. I consider Carver a vital member of the West Rocks community.” Dr. Lynne Moore, Principal

Since 2005, 100% of our high school seniors continue to graduate on-time and 86% graduate college-ready. Carver tracks student progress with the support of the UCONN Center for Applied Research and the CT State Education Department endorsed APLUS System evaluation software. Monthly parent meetings address issues,

concerns, and opportunities. Student Showcase events provide Carver youth the opportunity to “show off ” their new skills and accomplishments. The Carver Theory of Change being measured: Youth Development Programming (e.g., afterschool, summer learning, service learning, college preparation and visitation, and career development programs) leads to 1. Psychological Development (e.g., positive self esteem, academic and social efficacy), 2. Social and Cognitive Development (e.g., problem solving, conflict resolution, peer refusal, and decision-making skills; positive peer relations; positive relations with caring adults; appropriate social behavior; civic engagement; abstaining from risky behaviors); and 3. Academic and Career Development (e.g., school engagement, reading and math skills, college, career and job-related skills), resulting in Educational Success. Carver works directly with Norwalk’s superintendent and school principals to identify specific challenges and implement custom initiatives of highest impact on student achievement. Hiring motivated certified teachers from each school effectively extends the school day for both teacher and student and gives us a deep and consistent (even confidential)

Carver student assembles a component of the robot his team is constructing to compete in the national FIRST Lego robotics competition.


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understanding of individual student progress. Recruiting outside professionals to facilitate exceptional enrichment programs provides teachers with new tools and resources. The Connecticut State Department of Education’s Bureau of Accountability and Improvement recently reported that Norwalk Public Schools are improving at a rate that outpaces the rest of the state. West Rocks Middle School, the school where Carver has worked the longest, is one of two middle schools to be removed from the state’s “watch list.” Roton Middle School recently met the federal benchmarks on the Connecticut Mastery Test with the highest results in the city.


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CARVER IS COMMUNITY


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The Carver Community Center The George Washington Carver Community Center remains the heartbeat of all that we do and serves as our most enduring tribute to our namesake. Here we celebrate as a community the holidays, our sports leagues, summer camp, our Kindergarten-aged program called CASPER, our PLUS Youth Development Program for middle and high school students, our youth and their many successes in a wide spectrum of awards ceremonies, career and college fairs, and Teen Explosion entertainment nights. A planning group led by Dick Whitcomb is investigating the feasibility of refurbishing the Center with many new and updated amenities and more functional space to offer our community.

Accreditation, Licensure & Memberships Connecticut After-School Network Connecticut Association of Nonprofits Connecticut Department of Children and Families Connecticut Department of Public Health Connecticut Department of Social Services Connecticut Office of Policy and Management Connecticut State Department of Education National After-School Association Norwalk Department of Public Health Norwalk ACTS

Community Partnerships 2-1-1 Infoline ACHIEVE Alpha Kappa Alpha America’s Promise Alliance Big Brothers Big Sisters Bridgespan Group City of Norwalk Department of Youth Services CPEP - CT Pre-Engineering Program East Norwalk Public Library Fairfield County Sports Commission Fairfield Prep FIRST Lego Robotics

Girl Scout Council of Southwestern Connecticut Grassroots Tennis Greater Schools Human Services Council Kids Helping Kids LEAP New Canaan Maritime Aquarium Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Center NEON City of Norwalk NicaPhoto Norfield Congregational Church Noroton Presbyterian Church Norwalk 2.0 Norwalk Community College Norwalk Police Department Norwalk Public Schools Mayor’s Summer Youth Program Person-to-Person Shakespeare on the Sound Silvermine Guild of Artists Sister City Project SoundWaters St. Luke’s School, New Canaan Stepping Stones Museum for Children Sacred Heart University Vision Project

Carver’s Volunteer Community More than 500 volunteers commit themselves to Carver youth and their families each year. Carver was one of the initial charities to be profiled on the new Darien-based online volunteer portal VolunteerSquare.org and Carver is a vigorous participant of the Volunteer Center and other advocates of voluntarism. Volunteers are integrated throughout Carver’s three intense areas of afterschool programming: academics, enrichment and recreation, e.g., tutors, mentors, homework helpers, career counseling, skill-specific projects. The community center also utilizes individual and groups of volunteers for community events such as Career Fairs, talent contests, student and family awards ceremonies, Teen Explosion Nights, many holiday celebrations, and food drives. Carver’s annual Summer Camp draws many more volunteers and corporate involvement. The Fairfield County Sports Commission established its Cohen Fitness Center at the Carver Community Center. Corporate teams produce day-long events for our youth and undertake extensive renovation and clean-up projects.


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New Canaan’s St. Luke’s School, St. Aloysius School and ABC House all conduct numerous initiatives for Carver youth. Noroton Presbyterian and many other churches also produce important annual events for Carver. The GE Fairfield Hub of the Hispanic Forum and the GE Capital AmericasBank Loan Group produced a health education day called “BEE Healthy” (Balance, Exercise and Eating well) for the Carver’s summer campers. Pepperidge Farm, GE, The Connecticut Food Bank and the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County partnered to bring the Back Pack nutritious food program to the Carver kids this year and pledged to continue the program for years to come. Zachary Loweth, a New Canaan High School freshman, built five benches for the new Carver outside basketball court for his Eagle Scout Leadership Project. Although their office moved from Norwalk to Stamford, a group of employees from 1 to 1 Media/Peppers & Rogers Group gave Carver a back to school boost with a day of painting, cleaning and helping us organize in preparation for the new school year.

Alexis Ehrlich brought her Hip Hop Mathematics to our CASPER elementary students, teaching math using music and dance movements. Dozens of Pepperidge Farm, Inc. volunteers spent the day painting interior and exterior surfaces, cleaning bleachers in the gym, organizing storage closets, landscaping the playground, removing and pruning trees and installing new playground equipment such as a new merry-go-round. Then they had energy left over to engage Carver kids in musical chairs, a serious basketball game, and a game of “Knock Out.” William Pressley, a retired IBM executive, volunteers year-round to bring technology solutions to Carver. Bill also arranged for IBM to match his very generous personal gift this year to sponsor one of Carver’s middle school robotics teams.

Norwalk Afterschool & Beyond The City of Norwalk was recognized twice by the America’s Promise Alliance as one of the 2010 and 2011 “100 Best Communities for Young People.” Modeled after the spirit and principles of America’s Promise, Carver is working with Norwalk 2.0 to create Norwalk Afterschool & Beyond (norwalkpromise. org), an interactive online tool to show all opportunities available to Norwalk’s youth. In May 2011, Carver organized a citywide celebration at Norwalk Community College recognizing Norwalk being named one of the nation’s “100 Best” and to begin showcasing the promise of Norwalk Afterschool & Beyond. Nearly 500 youth, service providers, community leaders and an America’s Promise Alliance representative from Washington DC attended. Carver will produce the next annual “100 Best” celebration on Thursday, March 1, 2012. The goal of Norwalk Afterschool & Beyond is to create conversations and inspire sharing between afterschool and summer providers and school teachers and administrators about

their respective goals and how our community can work in concert with those goals for the benefit of each youth. This new tool will help steer limited resources toward identified need. Participant information will steadily shape decisions about which programs are effective at attracting and retaining youth. Norwalk Afterschool & Beyond will communicate the impact and costeffectiveness of the area’s afterschool programs as well as the existence of any gaps in services. This vital initiative will help build public will for supportive policies and investments for the benefit of Norwalk’s youth.


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PLUS Academic Programs

Individuals Served by Carver

Carver Center Programs

Students

Town of Residence

Actual 2011

CASPER

60 students

Darien

125

Jr. YDP

45 students

Greenwich

71

Sr. YDP

30 students

New Canaan

265

High Impact Programs

Students

Norwalk

3650

Intense CMT

30

Stamford

295

Intense Algebra (Nathan Hale)

30

Other

415

Intense Algebra (Roton)

30

High Impact Initiatives

Students

Total

4821

PSAT for all 10th and 11th graders

585 Norwalk High School students (over 80% took the test)

PSAT for all 10th and 11th graders

707 Brien McMahon High School students (over 90% took the test)

High Impact Initiatives

Students

Estimated Ethnicity

Nathan Hale Middle School

90 students

Asian

14

PONUS Middle School

90 students

Black

2200

Roton Middle School

90 students

Hispanic

1412

West Rocks Middle School

90 students

Native American

0

Brien McMahon High School

30 students

White

1180

Norwalk High School

50 students

Other (specify)

15

Unknown

0

Total

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CARVER IS CELEBRATION

Photo Credit: Olivier Kpognon


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Carver Celebrations Child of America Annual Gala Nearly 300 friends from across Lower Fairfield County came together on Friday evening, June 3rd, to enjoy a spectacular evening at Darien’s Wee Burn Country Club. Guests gave a record-breaking $313,000 to celebrate the greatly expanding work of the Carver Foundation of Norwalk. Pepperidge Farm received the Community Builder annual award. Elizabeth “Betty” Molina Morgan, Ph.D., the leader of the America’s Promise Alliance Grad Nation and the former superintendent of Washington County Schools in Maryland and 2010 American Association of School Administrators National Superintendent of the Year, received our Child of America award. Keynote Speaker, Ray Dalio, CEO of Bridgewater Associates, spoke movingly of the need for all youth to receive an excellent education. Guests enjoyed cocktails on the veranda, an elegant dinner and rousing live auction and stayed until midnight not willing for the evening’s joy to end. What the evening celebrated, the success of Norwalk youth, will never end.

(Photo Credit: Olivier Kpognon) Keynote Speaker, Ray Dalio, CEO of Bridgewater Associates, being introduced (and surprised) by old friends.


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Past Child of America Honorees

Carver Connection Parties

The Child of America award honors leaders in the fight for educational opportunity and a just society. Past honorees were Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Roger Wilkins, in 2002, the first year of the award; Helene Gayle, MD, President and CEO of CARE USA; James Comer, MD, the Maurice Folk Professor of Child Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine; Geoffrey Canada, CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone; Cynthia Thompson, National Chair of The Girl Scouts of America; Cornell Leverette Moore, Esq., Grand Sire Archon-Elect, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity; the Reverend Dr. James Alexander Forbes, Jr., Senior Minister Emeritus of Riverside Church, NY, NY; Richard Fuller, the past Executive Director of the Carver Center (1978-2004); and in 2010 Debo P. Adegbile, director of litigation for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

In addition to Carver’s annual gala, individuals offer their homes and private clubs and committees form to help organize wonderful gatherings for friends and neighbors to learn about the work of Carver. Three such parties were organized last spring and summer in Darien, New Canaan and Rowayton. Hundreds of people enjoyed fine food and fellowship while learning about and advancing the mission of Carver.

(Photo Credit: Olivier Kpognon) Janine Smith, Child of America Gala Chair


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Carver Hero: Ny-Aja Boyd CarverHeroes.org Some Carver kids can benefit from even more than what our already brimming programs offer. Ny-Aja Boyd is such a student. These are our PLUS PLUS students. We take special care to provide as many specific resources and relationships as their ambition, talent and hard work can embrace.

Ny-Aja Boyd, Carver student

Ny-Aja is an 11th grader at Norwalk High School, president of her class, a school cheer leader, and a member of the National Black MBA Association’s Leaders of Tomorrow debating society. Ny-Aja is a regular traveler on Carver’s national college tours and a part-time staff member at Carver’s community center. Ny-Aja will be the first generation college graduate in her family. For Ny-Aja there is no Achievement Gap. Carver (you and Carver) stand in the Gap to help her across. And what a joy it is to see her vault the challenges. Ny-Aja recently received Shakespeare on the Sound’s inaugural Young Scholars Fellowship, designed to support and further the artistry, literacy and scholarship of local pre-college

talent. Ny-Aja is receiving one-on-one training from nationally recognized artists and scholars throughout the year, culminating in both her enrollment in the English-Speaking Union’s annual Shakespeare competition and involvement in Shakespeare on the Sound’s celebrated annual summer production. Ny-Aja also has a heart for those more disadvantaged. Participating in another Carver program, this past summer Ny-Aja joined Novelette Peterkin, her art teacher and five of her classmates to travel to Nicaragua where she spent a week with her peers with whom she had communicated all year long via Skype and Facebook. They worked on community projects together. Ny-Aja returned all the more determined to achieve her goals and to remember those far less fortunate. Ny-Aja’s successes and stunning future are as much your doing as hers. Your support helps to bridge the Achievement Gap for Carver kids. As stubborn as this shameful statistic is for the state (Connecticut has long endured the nation’s largest Achievement Gap), Carver kids graduate on-time and college-ready. That is our promise to them – and to you.


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Ny-Aja Boyd tutoring at the Carver Community Center


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CARVER IS THANKFUL


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Contributions

38 %

2010-2011 Review Financial Accountability Audited Financials for the year ending June 30, 2010

Audited 2010-2011 INCOME $2,226,230

Audited Financials for the year ending June 30, 2011 Total Assets $ 797,676 Total Current Liabilities $ 191,120 Total Net Assets $ 606,556 Total Revenue Total Expenses Operating Surplus

Fundraisers

10 %

Service & Program Fees

5%

Grants

37 %

In - Kind & Other

5% Community Programs

$2,226,230 $2,009,551 $ 216,679

Youth Recreational Programs

7%

5% Youth Summer Programs

7%

Audited 2010-2011 EXPENSES $2,009,551

FundRaising & Development

11 %

General & Admin

12 %

Youth Educational Programs

58 %


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Our Mission Partners July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 Carver sincerely thanks and seeks to recognize the many supporters who gave so generously to advance the Carver mission during the past fiscal year. Please let us know of any omissions or errors on this donor list or to request anonymity in future donor rolls. Space limitations require that we begin our list at $100 and above, though our gratitude is just as deep for all donors, including those who give in-kind gifts, regardless of their capacity to give at that level. Carver Stars $100,000 and up Anonymous The Grossman Family Foundation Richard and Barbara Whitcomb Foundation State of Connecticut Department of Education

Guardian Angel $20,000.00 to $99,999 Allen S. Church Bruce and Sharon Bottomley CDBG-Norwalk Redevelopment Agency City of Norwalk - NEON Edward S. Moore Family Foundation Fairfield County Community Foundation GE Capital, Americas Horizon Foundation, Inc. James G. Fitzpatrick Michael and Janine Smith New Canaan Community Foundation Office of Policy Management

Swordspoint Foundation, Inc. The Per and Astrid Heidenreich Family Foundation The Perrin Family Foundation The Serenbetz Family Foundation The Community Fund of Darien United Way of Coastal Fairfield

The Daphne Seybolt Culpeper Memorial Foundation Wilmot Wheeler Foundation, Inc. Wilton Congregational Church Wilton Woman’s Club

Sponsor $10,000 to $19,999

Adam and Nicole Morton Affinion Group Alan and Marsha Ingber Alexander and Karen Zaharoff Allen and Claudine Siegel America’s Promise Alliance Anthony Daddino Armen and Dede Keteyian Beiersdorf, Inc.

Alex G. Nason Foundation Anonymous First County Bank Foundation GE Real Estate Goldman, Sachs & Co. Inner-City Foundation for Charity and Education Kevin and Janet Cramer Near & Far Aid Association Newman’s Own Foundation Noroton Presbyterian Church Patrick and Gretchen Callaghan Richard and Alexandra Baudouin Stephen and Susan Mandel

Guardian $5,000 to $9,999 Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. Brent and Christine Haney Bruce Ritter Campbell Soup Foundation Carl and Amy Kuehner First Congregational Church of Greenwich Jon Sackler Jonathan and Rachel Whitcomb Linda Richardson Harper Foundation NewAlliance Foundation Norfield Congregational Church Norwalk Board of Education Paul and Amy Darrah, Jr. Pepperidge Farm, Inc. Richard and Wendy Baskin Robert and Susan Bishop Susan Jensen

Mentor $1,000 to $4,999

Bill and Barbara Cox Charles Adams Charles and Elizabeth Burns Charles and Julia Hoffman Citigroup Foundation Curtis and Leslie Roach David and Barbara Bell Deloitte & Touche LLP Drs. Susan and Norman Weinberger Eric and Paula Dalrymple Everett and Sarah Schenk Fairfield County Bank Fairfield County Chapter of The Links Inc. Fairfield County Sports Commission, Inc. First Congregational Church of Darien Howard and Suzie Landis


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IBM Employee Services Center Irwin Belk Educational Foundation James and Deborah Fieber Janice Kunst Jeff and Jill Stute John and Shona Seifert Kevin and Sally MacGuire King Industries Louis and Sylvia Schulman Maurice Goodman Foundation Michael and Holly Watts Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Center Inc Norwalk Children’s Foundation Patriot National Bank Pauline E. Fitzpatrick Charitable Trust Pearl Family Foundation Pompa Construction LLC Reid and Sue Campbell Richard and Beth Zucker Richard and Ellen Knight Richard and Jean Bollman Robert and Alicia Wyckoff Robert and Ann Eydt Robert and Carol Haskell Robert and Sharon Prince Rotary Club of New Canaan Charitable Foundation Stolt Nielsen USA INC Stratford and Kathleen Wallace The WellSpring Trust Truist UBM Media LLC UBS Matching Gift Program United Church of Rowayton USTA CT Weston Women’s League Westport Rotary Club Foundation William and Mary Pressley

Coach $500 to $999

Andrew Knuth Anthony and Jen Whitworth Arnold M. Karp Baker Vail and Suzanne Small

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Blandine Lewine Charles and Anita Jones Charles and Emily Dreas III Charles and Molly Moseley Christ Church Greenwich Chuza Foundation Community Health Systems David and Nicole Nason Debo and Susan Haskell Adegbile Doug Dooley Edward Wynn Plaut Foster Family Fund Greg and Cecilia McCall Gregory and Donna Wilson Harry Donenfeld Foundation James and Lestina Trainor Jamie and Alison Von Klemperer Jim and Margaret Riley John and Diane Levin John and Gretchen Stevens Judith Timoll Karl Chevrolet Lunsford Richardson, Jr. Manuel and Nadine Schultz Matt and Maggie Kelley Matthew and Mary Elizabeth Peterson MBI, Inc. Mike and Cecilie Jedlicka Missy Smith Nabi and Fatou Niang Nathaniel and Mary Yordon New England Insurance Services Peter and Page Morrison Polly Perkins-Johnson R. T. Vanderbilt Company, Inc. Ray and Amy Rivers Robert Doran Rowayton Volunteer Fire Department Russell Gaudreau, III Ruth Freeman Sean and Emily Bryan Simon and Ileen Sumberg St. Matthew’s Parish Steve and Sandy Ward

Carver student assembles a component of the robot her team is constructing to compete in the national FIRST Lego robotics competition.


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Thom Harrow Thomas and Wendell Livingston Thomas and Janet O’Connor Timothy and Susan Jensen Tom and Susan Reynolds Tonya Williams-Peterson Unitarian Church of Westport White Mountains, Inc. William and Laurie Young

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