Roosevelt Junior High School was built in 1922, and officially opened in 1923 to educate seventh through ninth grade students in the surrounding East End community. The school was named after America's 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt. After the school closed in 2000, it was renovated into the Roosevelt Neighborhood Center, also called the East End Family Resource Center.
Roosevelt Junior High School was built
in 1922 and opened in 1923 as a neighborhood school to educate children from
the seventh to ninth grade. The structure is made of limestone and brick, with
terrazzo floors in the interior hallways and wooden flooring in the classrooms.
This school was the oldest continuously-operating school in Charleston prior to
its closing in 2000.
In 2001, the building was converted into
the Roosevelt Neighborhood Center, also called the East End Family Resource
Center (EEFRC). The EEFRC is devoted to making resources available to people living in
the East End of Charleston. The EEFRC also provides programs to help keep kids in the community busy so they stay off the streets and out of trouble. The
EEFRC has an after-school program, a family fun night, as well as senior programs.
They also have a community computer lab that is open on the weekdays from
12-6 pm to allow individuals access to the internet for GED preparation, resume building, and employment
On October 21, 2015,
President Barack Obama spoke at the EEFRC about opioid drug addiction in West
Virginia, which has reached epidemic proportions and reflects the larger nationwide problem..
The EEFRC also contains a detachment of
the Charleston Police Department.