Sterling serves the community by offering year round activities for all ages including: After-School Programming, Summer Day Camp, Senior Adult Programming, Community Enrichment Programs, Seasonal Events for All Ages, Fitness Room
Many Thanks to our partners: Fourth Presbyterian Church, Sterling Alumni Association, Christ Church, and Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
The history behind Sterling Community Center began in 1967 when Sterling High School, a highly regarded African American high school in the State, burned down leaving only the gym and a small music building remaining. A year later both the Sterling Community Club, Inc. and the Greenville County Recreation District were formed. The organizations agreed to partner and create a community center in the old gym with Roscoe Sadler at the helm. It was dedicated on July 12, 1970. Mr. Sadler developed a comprehensive sports organization at the center, an adult program, a summer lunch program that fed 200-300 daily, and much more. Its basketball program became one of the fastest growing leagues in the state. Since that time many physical improvements have been made to the building and its campus. In 2009 a new addition was built to provide meeting and activity space for the growing senior program and after school program. The campus has been designated as a historic site by the Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission.