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Carving a pathway to success

When Novelette Peterkin assumed the role of Executive Director at the Carver Center in 2004, many were doubtful that she would be able to realize her vision for the neighborhood community center. “There was a lot to do,” explained Novelette. “But from the beginning, my goal was to give Carver…

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On the Brink of Success

We don’t call Susan Weinberger Dr. Mentor because she has her PhD in mentoring. Rather, she earned that honorary title for her extraordinary work over the past three decades that changed outcomes for thousands of children in Norwalk and beyond, many of which were not engaged in learning nor had…

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STEM the tide to learning

“Making students marketable to employers,” is Professor Thomas Duffy’s primary goal as he advises and mentors students in the Norwalk Early College Academy, a collaboration between Norwalk High School, IBM and Norwalk Community College, where Duffy is chair of the Computer Science Department. The first P-Tech school in Connecticut, NECA…

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