George Washington Carver Senior High School
College Trips: $15,000 fundraising goal
The experience of high school students visiting college campuses is a proven catalyst and inspiration for them to “buy in” to the idea of attending college. Although we anticipate some funding coming from a grant, the school is still about $15,000 short of fulfilling its ambitious end of school year college trip program. To make a tax-deductable, restricted donation for Carver High School College Trips:
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Donations received: $14,786
Number of donors: 149
“I think this school is in a very different spot now than it was a year ago,” Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visits New Orleans school, talks of progress
on December 04, 2012 at 3:44 PM, updated December 04, 2012 at 4:07 PM
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited George Washington Carver High School in eastern New Orleans Tuesday morning, and after touring the temporary classroom trailers and meeting with students and teachers, said he saw progress where there were protests just a few months ago.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (L) and George Washington Carver Senior High School principal Isaac Pollack (R) spend a few moments in Emma Schain’s reading class as they read from Sharon M. Draper’s “Forged from Fire” on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
On Tuesday, Duncan remarked on the calm pervading the campus, as well as the significance of Carver’s place in the New Orleans education reform movement.
“It’s so important to be out at schools every day, and the work here in New Orleans is so very important to me on a broad range,” Duncan said. “This school has gone through some pretty big changes, but I’m pretty inspired being here, it makes me hopeful about where this school is going to go.” Click here to continue to full story on Nola.com
Carver Senior High sports, Marshall Faulk and 9th Ward featured in New York Times’ profile of post-Katrina NOLA
Where Waters Receded, Scars Remain
By JERÉ LONGMAN
The New York Times
Published: January 30, 2013
NEW ORLEANS — Back in town for the Super Bowl, Marshall Faulk paid a visit Tuesday to his alma mater, George Washington Carver High School. It was a place both familiar and foreign, a rearranged tableau that he found encouraging and discouraging and, for a second, a bit disorienting.
He is the school’s greatest athlete, a Hall of Fame running back, a man who made his living with an acute inner gyroscope. But Faulk needed a moment to recall the exact location of the football field before the playing surface and the school and this area of the Ninth Ward were devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
“Here,” he said in the parking lot, getting his bearings, realizing that he was standing in the place where two decades earlier he had run for so many yards and played so many positions that he often left the field only at halftime and after the final whistle.
Seven and a half years after the storm, the original Carver High has been razed in an isolated, battered neighborhood that will probably draw few visitors during Super Bowl week except those gawking on disaster tours. Carver’s students still attend class in temporary buildings. Bungalows, Faulk calls them graciously. Trailers is the term used by the principal. The basketball team has no gym. Until the Rams secured a court at a nearby elementary school, they began this season practicing outdoors.
Carver Senior High and Football Team featured in front page Sunday Times-Picayune feature article about education and sports in NOLA