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Ada Jenkins Center Offers Two New – FREE – Classes for the Fall

by | Sep 18, 2023

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Ada Jenkins Center offers two new – FREE – classes for the fall. Everyone’s invited!

The Ada Jenkins Center, northern Mecklenburg County’s only nonprofit organization offering wrap-around services to promote economic mobility, is now accepting registrations for two new FREE programs in Fall 2023:

  • With its partner International House, a nonprofit organization that empowers immigrants and international culture to thrive in Mecklenburg County, Ada Jenkins Center is hosting free Adult English Classes:  every Monday and Wednesday, October 16-December 12, 2023  (6:00-8:00 pm).  To register, call 704-333-8099 or email:  [email protected]

  • Ada Jenkins Center’s “Apple a Day” Cooking Classes for a Healthy Lifestyle sessions are open to the first 10 people who register. Classes are held every Tuesday, October3-December 12 (9:30-11am). Participants must be age 55 or older and can attend class regularly every week for all 10 sessions. They must have at least two medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure, kidney disease, etc. They also must be willing to have basic health measurements taken which may include blood pressure, waist circumference, blood work, etc. –  all done privately with a nurse. To register, call 704-896-0497, ext. 136 or email: [email protected]

The North Mecklenburg area of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville is among the most underserved areas of the county. Nearly 1 in 20 people earn incomes of less than the Federal Poverty Level and have limited access to social service programs available in Charlotte. For instance, there is a gap in the human service spectrum in feeding senior citizens, one that has been present for more than 10 years, since the Senior Nutrition Program closed.


The Ada Jenkins Center has stood in Davidson for more than 80 years as a hub for education and community services in northern Mecklenburg County. With services including social work case management; resources for housing, employment and finances; youth and adult education; and food pantry, we help people in our community create lasting solutions for economic stability.  Learn more at their website.

Thank you!

For more information, contact Josh Kiser, Development & Volunteer Manager, 212 Gamble St. (PO Box 1842), Davidson, NC 28036

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