The center was founded in May 1993 in honor of Euell A. Wilson who was a standout athlete at Bishop Dwenger in the city of Fort Wayne. Euell died at the age of 19. He touched many lives through his humble and caring nature. In the Fort Wayne community, the EAWC is recognized as a safe haven for children and their families.




Mission Statement

The Euell A. Wilson Center is a Christian organization designed to enrich the hearts and lives of children and strengthen the family through the love of Christ.  We will do this through educational, social, performing arts and spiritual development to empower youth and their families for success immediately.  We will work to transform the lives of our juveniles through using this time for academic enrichment, wholesome fun, and community service.  We strive to protect both kids and adults from becoming victims of crime, reduce teen pregnancy, eliminates smoking and drug use.  This strategy helps youth to develop values and skills needed to become contributing citizens and productive leaders.


Board of Directors



Executive Director

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Kevin Carretta

Vice Chairman - Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP


Steve Park

Secretary - Mosaic Building Solutions

Shirley Woods

EAWC Founder/Director of Family Services

Tuck Hopkins

Barnes & Thornburg. LLC

Luther Whitfield

New Covenant Worship Ctr.

Nicole Kurut

Marketshare Plus



Chairman - Lincoln Financial Group

Don Keller

Treasurer - Lincoln Financial Group

Nicholas Toney

Assistant Treasurer - Lake City Bank


Kent Walker

ITT Technical Institute


John Popp

Aunt Millie's Bread

Brenda Wylie-Biggs

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