SAVE was created by the Rev. Roosevelt Ewell, pastor of Canaan Institutional Baptist Church, Norwalk, CT in November 2006 to help address youth and gang-related violence, empower parents of youth involved in disruptive and violent behavior, connect clergy leaders with youth in one-on-one counseling relationships and get truant youth back into school or into the workplace. Our target population is boys and girls ages 14 to 18 who live primarily in the under-served areas of the city.


In 2008, SAVE was awarded a federal grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services to service children of incarcerated, ages 12 to 18.


In 2009, SAVE received a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention of the US Department of Justice to mentor youth at-risk of gang involvement.


More than 150 youth and their families are expected to be served through our after-school and mentoring programs. The staff for SAVE consists of one full time executive director, three part time program coordinators, one part time job coach, one part time case manager and one part time life skills educator.


"It is easier to build strong children then to repair broken men." Frederick Douglas (1817 - 1895)


Roosevelt Ewell


Assistant Tax Collector, City of Danbury

Shylethia B. Williams


Executive Secretary, Bank of America

Eric Fischman


School Psychologist, Wilton Public Schools

Tyrone Robinson


Para Educator Special Education, Stamford Public Schools

Phyllis Johnson


Program Assistant, Norwalk Head Start Program – Ben Franklin Center

Cedric Thigpen


High School Senior, Norwalk High School

Nicole Davis


Recruitment and Placement Specialist, Norwalk Public Schools

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