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The Yerwood Center is a community resource center providing educational and personal development opportunities to Stamford's diverse community.
Ther Yerwood Center was founded in 1943 as the Stamford Negro Community Center by Dr. Joyce Yerwood, the first African American female doctor in the State of CT.
In 1950, it became the West Main Street Community Center, and in 1975, the name was changed to the Yerwood Center, in honor of Dr. Joyce Yerwood's many years of unwavering support and dedication to the community.
In 2008, the Yerwood Center celebrated 65 years of service to Stamford and the West Side community. Ther Center continues to focus primarily on the low-income population resideing on Stamford's West Side where the ethnic representation is 55% Black, 36% Hispanic, 7% White, and 2% other.
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