Pulaski, VA – 9th Congressional District
The Calfee School project (via Town of Pulaski) received a $30,000 CDBG planning grant in FY 2019 and a $1.5 million CDBG grant in FY 2021 for adaptive reuse of the facility.
Inspired by the proud legacy of Calfee Training School, the Calfee Community and Cultural Center (CCCC) is committed to serving the present needs of our community and creating a stronger future for Pulaski County, Virginia.
The Calfee Community and Cultural Center (CCCC) will:
• Honor the rich history of Calfee Training School and increase awareness of local African American history by establishing and operating a museum in the facility and other interpretive elements throughout the building and
• Provide spaces for multi-generational social, educational, and cultural programming to families and individuals in the New River Valley and visitors to our region by:
° Housing the Chauncey and Lucy Harmon Learning Center which will provide much needed early childhood education opportunities in Pulaski County’s childcare desert;
° Strengthening the local food economy and food security through housing the Lena Huckstep Community Kitchen;
° Connecting Pulaski County residents to basic and advanced digital literacy skills and internet access through the Dorothy DeBerry Venable Digital Learning Lab;
° Serving as a community resource center by offering office space to social service and mental health organizations as well as small businesses; and
° Providing technologically equipped multipurpose spaces for a range of social, cultural, and professional gatherings.
• Connecting community leaders, organizations, and families to more effectively work across organizational, racial, generational, and class lines.