Our Mission

The mission of the Joseph & Sarah Carter Community Development Corporation is to improve the general quality of life in the Historic East Linden Neighborhood of Kennett Square and in our surrounding communities.

Our History

In 2004, East Linden seemed to be sinking. Negative street life demoralized the neighborhood. But a group of residents began to meet regularly to change the course of the community, and through discussion and example, the Carter CDC — then called the Historic East Linden Project — began to re-build a healthy neighborhood.

Our Progress

The Carter CDC’s major initial success made our home a safe, pleasant place to live. As our effort matured, caring members of our group saw critical needs and launched programming efforts to address them, including getting meals to hungry children, helping students with their academic skills, and bringing the community together.

STORYCORPS Interview; Theresa Bass and Ethan Cramer of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. June, 5 2019.