Founded in 1938 as a neighborhood community center, named the 2013-2014 “Nonprofit of the Year” by the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, Carver today is the largest provider of after-school programs for middle and high school students in Norwalk. Carver’s Youth Development Program is conducted in the Carver Community Center and in Norwalk’s four middle and two comprehensive high schools.
Since 2005, 100% of Carver students have graduated from high school on-time, and nearly 100% of our graduates become first generation college students.
Carver also offers college scholarships, multiple summer education programs, winning basketball travel teams, international learning opportunities, parent leadership, health and wellness programming, spring and fall college tours, food drives, community holiday events and more for the benefit of the Norwalk community.
Carver’s model includes high expectations with the final goal of graduating high school on-time and college-ready; academic rigor focused on project-based learning and individualized learning; building healthy relationships; student voice and taking responsibility; building community through defined structures of cooperative decision-making; and a youth development approach to instruction that recognizes individual strengths, needs, and learning styles.