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 exists to help people in our community create lasting solutions to health, education and economic stability. Clients must live in Huntersville, Cornelius or Davidson with an income less than 300% of the poverty level.


Hours & Admission
9-5 Monday-Thursday, 9-2 on Friday

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The Ada Jenkins Center

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

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