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about us

Founded in 1993

The Euell A. Wilson Center (EAWC) is a beacon of love, light and hope in the Fort Wayne community.  What started in the heart of founder, Shirley Woods, as a simple desire to help the children in her neighborhood has developed into a refuge offering both youth and family development.

 The EAWC was founded in honor of Euell A. Wilson, who made an impact on the city of Fort Wayne as a standout athlete at Bishop Dwenger High School.  Although he died at the age of nineteen, his legacy lives on in the rooms of the center that bears his name in the community where he was raised. 

 Focusing on faith, family and service, the EAWC serves youth and families through education, positive engagement and empowerment programs and services that nurture the whole person—mind, body and spirit.

 The lives of the children and families served at the EAWC are forever changed, because we are committed to always leading with Christ’s love.


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At the Center, we strive to guide the children of our community towards a future of fulfillment. We have over 10 programs for children ranging from 6-18 that teach them about faith, sportsmanship, academics and life. To see all the programs we offer, click the button below. 





1512 Oxford St, Fort Wayne, IN 46806  |  260-456-2917  |  WEAWC@aol.com