2022 Convention Welfare Project Carole Robinson Center for Learning
To educate, enrich and empower children and families. That’s the mission of the Carole Robertson Center for Learning (CRCL). This year, NARBW supported the CRCL as our National Convention Welfare Project and presented the organization with a donation to help continue their work in the community. The check was presented by National Welfare Chair Vanessa Estell, who was joined by Jasmine Manley, Chicago Chapter President and Convention Chair Yolanda Barbosa. The Center’s Chief Development Officer Tara Harper and Associate Manager Antonio Marshall attended our convention and spoke on their efforts to support youth on Chicago’s North and West side neighborhoods. Through its name, the organization honors and remembers Carole Robertson and the three other young girls killed in the 1963 Birmingham church bombing by the Ku Klux Klan. Since 1976, the Carole Robertson Center has been dedicated to educating, enriching, and empowering children and families through comprehensive child and family development programs. The Carole Robertson Center, with flagship sites in North Lawndale, Little Village, and Albany Park, has become one of the largest early childhood and youth development organizations in Chicago, reaching nearly 2,000 children and their families.