"As a single mother, Charlyn came to the Ada Jenkins Center seeking employment, education and housing. She worked closely with one of our case managers to develop a plan to meet these goals. Charlyn has interests in hospitality, tourism and project management; after encouragement from her case manager, Charlyn applied… "
In the 1930's, fire destroyed a small wooden schoolhouse in the Mock Circle area of Davidson. Despite the Great Depression and limited funding from the Mecklenburg County Board of Education, local schoolteacher Ada Jenkins rallied the community to raise enough funding to build the Davidson Colored School. It was renamed the Ada Jenkins School after Ms. Jenkins’ death in 1955.
Great Depression hits Mecklenburg County
School posthumously renamed Ada Jenkins School
Opening of community Center and co-op
Great Recession brings huge spike in demand for services
Center finds funding for building renovation