Carol Davis

At Large

Carol Davis is a familiar name to everyone who lives in Manteca and/or one of the surrounding communities. She is also well known in our State Capitol, as well as in our Nation’s Capitol, as an advocate for children and literacy. It seems more than appropriate for Carol Davis to be inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame in the category “At Large.” Her leadership and involvement in business, education and community service would qualify her to be nominated in any one of these other categories.

The Give Every Child a Chance program that Carol has directed for more than a decade has reached its Founder Antone Raymus’ goal of becoming a model program for all communities. With Carol’s leadership and drive for excellence, the program has accomplished that goal. When Carol started as the CEO of Give Every Child a Chance, the fledgling program was providing tutoring for just 300 children in the Manteca Unified School District. Under Carol’s guidance, the program now provides tutoring and after-school activities for more than 4,250 children, with tutoring sites in Manteca, Lathrop, French Camp, Weston Ranch, Ripon, Escalon, Banta-Tracy and soon, Merced. The operating budget for the program went from $80,000 in the year 2000, to more than $2 million today. The majority of that money has come from Federal and State grants and partnerships to the program. Carol and her staff have made all this possible through advocacy and hard work, and by generating support in the communities served. The program and Carol have been recognized by the California Teachers Association, the California Association of School Administrators, the State Legislature and the U.S. Congressional record.

Carol provided leadership in many other activities in the community. Carol is an active member of the Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis Club, organizing the entertainment for the Annual Pumpkin Fair. She has served as a member of The San Joaquin County Children’s Service Coordinating Commission, and helps to promote the annual CSCC Children’s Symposium. Carol has been an active member of the Board of Directors of the Manteca/Lathrop Boys and Girls Club for seven years.  She has served on the Board of the Manteca Unified Student Trust since its inception.  Carol has been active helping to organize the Special Olympics, Su Salud and Manteca High School Sober Graduation, just to name a few of her other contributions to our community.