Dr. H. Dwayne Whittington Multicultural Center Building Fund

Connecting the past to the future through giving.

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$372,700

raised towards $850,000 goal

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Connecting the past to the future through giving.

Dr. H. Dwayne Whittington was the first African American superintendent of Somerset County Public schools. Initially, he began employment with the board of education as a janitor, but continued to work toward his dream of becoming an educator, and ultimately taking the highest administrative role within the county public education system. Dr. Whittington's legacy continues though he is no longer with us. The building for It Takes a Village to Help Our Children will boast his name, and encourage children in Crisfield to reach for their dreams.

Somerset County and the City of Crisfield donated 3.375 acres of land for our new 8400 sq. ft. building which will have lots of indoor space for hands-on learning, STEAM activities, and all the children waiting to get into our programs. There will be lots of outdoor space for recreation to combat Somerset’s high obesity rate. We have already raised $1.15 Million dollars through a Department of Housing and Community Development Block Grant and a grant from the Weinberg Foundation. We need your help to raise the remaining $500,000 to complete the new $1.65 million building for our children. You can give online with just a few clicks at ITAV2HOC.org, Or mail a check to It Takes A Village to Help Our Children, Inc, Building Capital Fund 943 West Main St, Crisfield, MD 21817.