Rev Roosevelt Ewell is the founder of Serving All Vessels Equally, Inc., (S.A.V.E.) established in 2004. He has served as the board’s President since its incorporation. He is also the Senior Pastor of the Canaan Institutional Baptist Church in the City of Norwalk, CT since September 1998.
He has a profound love and commitment for the youth of this city and has served on various nonprofit boards and committees. Just to list a few; New Hope Baptist Church prison ministry for 25 plus years, Amos House (a transitional home for homeless families), AIDS Project of Greater Danbury, Inter-Faith AIDS Ministry, Danbury Mentor Program and Pathways of Danbury. His life has been committed to serving others, with the hope to improve, change or transform a life.
Rev Ewell has given valuable leadership to the S.A.V.E. Board, witnessing a tremendous growth and development. Under his leadership the board has continued to “shape and fine tune” the organization’s Strategic Plan and Development Program.
"I seek to bring before the board a wealth of knowledge and trained professionals that will give us priceless information for guiding and equipping our Board of Directors and staff. I also seek to improve our mentor relationships with mentees and parents. It is my goal to enrich and diversify the board by preparing ourselves for the great work that awaits us."
It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to S.A.V.E. and my hope is that you have been encouraged and will commit to work in partnership to serve our youth. Your continued support will be greatly appreciated.
Check & Connect Coordinator YC4J Coordinator
Nicol Ayers is a native of Norwalk CT with over 15 years of experience in the Human Services/Youth Service fields. She attended the University of Connecticut, Storrs and finished her degree at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield where she obtained a Bachelors in Science in Political Science with a Minor in Psychology. Nicol is currently at Sacred Heart University in the Master of Public Administration program.
As the SOAR Benefits Liaison for Fairfield County she oversaw the training of individuals in community-based agencies to assist clients with obtaining both state and federal benefits. Nicol received extensive training while she worked for DCF running the residential facility in adolescent behavior and treatment programs, family reunification, life skills development and mental health assessments. Prior to that she worked as the Youth Service Coordinator for NEON Inc where she facilitated all year round programming for school age children.
Nicol is active in local politics and sits on different boards throughout the City of Norwalk. She is the director of a Christian based youth outreach ministry as well.