The Carver Community Center is a partnership initiative in Cumberland, Maryland established to supplement existing services and to foster systemic change in the greater Allegany County community. Poverty, chronic unemployment, and a workforce that is inadequately trained for the information-age economy are key economic drivers fostering change in the area.
Carver Community Center strives to:
Support removal of barriers through education and training
Work within the community to fill voids in existing services for needy area residents
Empower residents to strengthen families and achieve economic self-sufficiency
Contribute to the rejuvenation of the community and surrounding neighborhoods
Citizen interest in this project spans twenty or more years. Since 1997, community and government agencies, local business, and residents collaborated to launch the Center.