NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV), the holding company for Carver Federal Savings Bank ("Carver" or the "Bank"), today announced that the Bank recently launched a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem through the organization's Adopt-a-Clubhouse program. As part of its partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem, Carver has made a three-year financial commitment to the organization and will invest time, talent and resources to provide students at The Ralph Bunche School (P.S. 125) in Harlem with the tools necessary to achieve greater academic success.
Carver's partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem will entail a robust calendar of activities including: (1) financial investment in the clubhouse to support day-to-day programmatic operations, (2) volunteer opportunities involving academic support and enrichment, and (3) the planning of special events that promote social responsibility interests, among other contributions.
To kick-off the Adopt-a-Clubhouse program Carver's neighborhood partner, Go Africa Network Inc., donated school supplies to local area students.
"We are grateful for our partnership with Go Africa Network Inc. and its commitment to the wellbeing of children and the business community of Harlem," said Takisia Whites, President, Carver Community Development Corporation.
As a result of its ongoing commitment to community, Carver was honored with a Corporate Spirit Award from the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem.
"Receiving this award is truly humbling for our organization," remarked Carver's President and CEO, Mr. Michael T. Pugh. "I want to convey my gratitude and appreciation to the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem. For more than a decade Carver has maintained a steady commitment to this outstanding community organization. With the adoption of The Ralph Bunche School (P.S. 125), our relationship with the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem is stronger than ever. We also congratulate the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem on its adaptive reuse of P.S. 186 and its steadfast commitment to the children and families of Harlem."
"As the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem sets off on this new chapter at P.S. 186, we are reminded of the incredible individuals, organizations, and businesses that have helped us to get where we are today, as well as those who come out to support our Club year after year," said Boys & Girls Club of Harlem's Executive Director, Dominique Jones. "Carver has been one of our chief corporate champions in the community and that's why we were thrilled to honor the Bank at our annual celebration with the Corporate Spirit Award. We are so grateful to partners like Carver that help us to make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of young Harlemites."
About Carver Bancorp, Inc. Carver Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Carver Federal Savings Bank, a federally chartered stock savings bank. Carver was founded in 1948 to serve African-American communities whose residents, businesses, and institutions had limited access to mainstream financial services. In light of its mission to promote economic development and revitalize underserved communities, Carver has been designated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a community development financial institution. Carver is the largest African- and Caribbean- American managed bank in the United States, with nine full-service branches in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.carverbank.com.
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About Boys & Girls Club of Harlem Prior to its establishment, Harlem has been without a club serving the community for almost 25 years. Through the tireless efforts of the Convent Avenue Baptist Church former pastor Mannie L. Wilson the club was kept alive and in 2008, after his passing the M.L. Wilson Boys & Girls Club of Harlem became the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem, Inc (BGCH). BGCH offers a wide variety of programs in four Harlem Club Sites, to children from ages 6 through 13 and youth ages 14 through 18. Program offerings include academic support, athletic activities, programs promoting self-esteem and secondary education. Over the 35 years of service, thousands of Harlem's children and youth have benefited from the programs and services offered by the Boys & Girls Club. For further information, please visit the organizations's website at http://www.bgcharlem.org.
About Ralphe Bunche School The Ralph Bunche School's goal is to provide a strong career and college preparatory program from which each student will develop a personal commitment to learning, a respect for independent thinking, an expanding curiosity about the world and its people, and value diversity to become responsible world citizens. We are dedicated to helping young people make bold and valuable decisions with their lives while acting as a force for positive social change.
About Go Africa Network Inc. Go Africa Network Inc. (a 501(c)(3) U.S. based non-profit) endeavors to advance the awareness and soci-economic development of Africa, the Caribbean and its diaspora communities through local and international outreach initiatives.