The Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center (PCMDC) is open to everyone! We offer opportunities to make friends, have fun, learn, get help, help others, and deepen connections to our community and world. The center is located in the former Pigeon Street School building. It served as the African-American elementary school in Haywood County from 1957 until desegregation in 1963. Experience community as a family at the PCMDC.

PCMDC offers programs such as the After-School Program (ASP) and Summer Enrichment Program (SEP). These programs help working families to connect and grow. Seniors enjoy meals and friendship at regularly held events throughout the month. Community members can use computers for free. We have a lending library with great multicultural books. Other programs include historical preservation initiatives, oral history projects, and celebrations of African-American history and diverse cultures.

Come to an event. Register for a program. Ask for help. Volunteer. Support. You belong here.

News & Updates

Summer Enrichment Program

Kindergarten-High School students, June 12 – August 11

Activities include:

  • Reading Program
  • Community Building
  • Drawing & painting
  • Swimming
  • Meals & snack provided!

Contact our Program Director, Tausha Forney, at 828-452-7232 or [email protected] with questions or to get registered! Applications can be picked up from the Center from 1-4pm Monday-Thursday. $550 per student (limited scholarships available)

Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) Volunteers needed!

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Anna Belle Lamar, to volunteer with the SEP! 828-226-5086 or [email protected]

Juneteenth Celebration

June 17, 4 – 7 p.m.

Mark your calendars! Join us for the Juneteenth freedom celebration at First United Methodist Church downtown Waynesville.

Create an endearing Family Legacy!

PCMDC is creating a Commemorative Brick Walkway for the community to leave a lasting family legacy on the grounds of PCMDC’s historic site. Engraved bricks make profound and lasting gifts.

Order your commemorative brick today!

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When you partner with the PCMDC, you effect change in our community and ensure our success in the future. Thank you for caring; thank you for supporting our community!