Keep Pensacola Beautiful

Carver Community Center is at the heart of Century, Florida. In fact, Carver is the most utilized community center in all of Escambia County. This historic landmark serves a small community in a multitude of ways. Carver provides a safe space for residents of all ages to learn, recreate, and congregate. For decades, Carver has played a pivotal role in the lives of  Century locals. Many long-term residents of Century have family members that attended school in this building. 

In addition, Carver has gained national recognition through the efforts of Dr. Marilyn Robinson, the Center’s Director. In 2016, she was recognized by President Barrack Obama and received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her outstanding work.

While Carver is an essential institution for those in Century, they don’t receive much funding. Century, Florida has a population of roughly 1,800. The estimated income per capita is only $15,000. With an average household of 2.5 people, this falls just below the poverty line for the state. The Carver Community Center has one of the lowest budgets in Escambia County, yet is the most frequented. Because of this financial deficit, the exterior of the building and surrounding area have seen years of wear and tear and suffered greatly. With no funding to maintain the facilities or make needed repairs, the ‘To-Do’ list kept growing and has laid the groundwork for a massive restoration project. 

Keep Pensacola Beautiful strives to preserve the integrity of the building while enhancing its beauty to reflect its necessity Throughout the length of this project, KPB will offer landscaping assistance, siding repair, paint, labor and more. This is a big project, so any help the community can offer will be greatly appreciated!  

 

We need a community of partners, sponsors and volunteers for this ongoing project. Click the button below to sign up individually for specific work days! Email Lauren@KeepPensacolaBeautiful.org if…

-Your group / party has 5+ volunteers 

-You’re interested in more sponsorship information

-You’re interested in partnering… please include your company’s specialization and amount of in-kind services you can offer

For group sizes of 4 or less, please visit our Facebook page to RSVP.

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