"I initially came with my service dog, Blaze, to the Ada Jenkins Center to meet with Crisis Assistance Ministry for financial assistance. Some time later, we returned because we no longer had a place to live. All of our belongings were in storage and we lived in a nearby hotel.… "
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