The Ada Jenkins Center

In the early 1920s, fire destroyed a small wooden schoolhouse in the Mock Circle area of Davidson, North Carolina. Despite the difficult economic times, the school's principal, Miss Ada Jenkins, with the help of other community members, raised the funds to build the brick schoolhouse that is now the main building of The Ada Jenkins Center. The school, then named the "Davidson Colored School," opened in 1937.

In 1995, members of the community gathered together and volunteered to renovate the building and establish The Ada Jenkins Center in its current form. The grand opening was held on November 8, 1998, with Ada Jenkins' daughter and granddaughter in attendance.

The Ada Jenkins Center founders, staff, and board of directors strongly believe that unforeseen circumstances can place people of all walks of life at risk. Whether a family has to face illness, job loss, or other life situations, we know that all people have the ability to improve their lives, and we are here to help them do so. Working together to provide our neighbors with the tools for a better life is what The Ada Jenkins Center is all about.

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Monday through Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM

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The Ada Jenkins Center

212 Gamble Street
Davidson, NC 28036
(704) 896-0471 phone

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