Founded in 1938 as a neighborhood community center, named the 2013-2014 “Nonprofit of the Year” by the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, the Carver Foundation of Norwalk today is the largest provider of after school programs for middle and high school students in Norwalk. Carver’s Youth Development Program (YDP) is conducted in the Carver Community Center and in Norwalk’s four middle and two comprehensive high schools. 100% of Carver students graduate on-time (since 2005) and 100% of the 2014 graduates are now attending college. Carver has a K-5 after school program at its Community Center called CASPER that offers intensive project-based learning in science, literacy and math. Carver produces five summer learning programs throughout Norwalk for more than 600 students. Carver also offers college scholarships, winning basketball travel teams, international learning opportunities, parent leadership, health and wellness programming, spring and fall college tours, food drives, community holiday events and more for the benefit of the Norwalk community.