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Ada Jenkins Center Seeks Volunteers for New Program

by | Jul 28, 2020 | Ada Jenkins Center, News, Nonprofits

Photo courtesy of Ada Jenkins Center


[a letter from Ada Jenkins Center CEO]


I haven’t yet completed my first month as CEO of the Ada Jenkins Center, but from the start I have been impressed by the hard work and dedication of the staff, and by the incredible support shown by the community. Soon I will provide an update on all of the Ada Jenkins Center services, as we continue to do whatever it takes to serve our families in our community.

Right now I share the tremendous news that, thanks to federal CARES Act funding, we are able not only to assist our families with critical needs such as mortgage, rent, and utility payments, we have created a new LEARN Works Day Program for children whose parents are working and/or taking educational classes or training.

  • During the fall 2020 semester, while Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools classes are held online, we will welcome 36 children onto campus during the day.
  • Teachers and volunteers will supervise the students’ remote learning.
  • Priority will be given to the children of existing client-partners.If space is available, we will open registration to families in our service areas of Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville; those with incomes above the 300% federal poverty level will be charged a sliding-scale fee.
  • Classes will operate at 50% capacity, and will require face coverings, social distancing and handwashing/sanitizing.
  • Temperature checks will be administered each morning.

We are taking extra measures and working with the Mecklenburg Health Department to keep our students, staff, and volunteers as safe as possible.

And here’s where you come in. We are looking to hire six new classroom positions, and recruit several new volunteers. For information, please click these links:

If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Wilson, our Director of Education Services, at 704.896.0461, ext. 137.

The LEARN Works Day Program is yet another way that the Ada Jenkins Center is living our mission:  We exist to help people create lasting solutions for economic stability. 

Thank you for your continued support of the families we serve during this difficult time – and at all times.

With gratitude,

Harold E. Rice Jr., Chief Executive Officer           

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