We exist to help people create lasting solutions for economic stability

During our most recent program year:

(July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021)

  • 1,390 people received groceries through the Loaves and Fishes pantry
  • 774 clients connected with AJC services through 9,974 visits
  • 273 families received COVID-related emergency financial assistance totaling more than $720,000
  • 201 households had their tax returns prepared for free  (cost savings of $50,000; average refund of $1,687)
  • 57 students received afterschool support – either virtual or in-person – through our LEARN Works program, for the entire school year
  • 38 students took part in our ‘pandemic pod’ LEARN Works Day program, which allowed their parents to maintain their employment during COVID

Camp LEARN Works:  Academics AND Fun!

This year, thanks to the generosity of the Team Summit Foundation, the Ada Jenkins Center was able to offer Camp LEARN Works — a FREE two-week academic and enrichment camp to get students excited about the upcoming school year. Watch the video to smile – and see which groups in our community helped make it possible.

Everyone has a dream.

We help hard-working people as they strive to achieve theirs.

While the Lake Norman area is primarily affluent, thousands of our neighbors are struggling to attain economic stability. Whether someone wants to secure a better job, additional education, safer housing, or financial self-sufficiency, we are here to help. Our Center serves as a resource hub for families in Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville.

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Our Services

the Holistic Approach

Families create a comprehensive plan for change by using any combination of our economic mobility, economic supports, and education services.

Support a Family in Need


It takes a generous community to support families as they gain education, skills, and financial self-sufficiency. Your gift will help us build a better tomorrow, together.

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