Caroline Center educates unemployed and underemployed women in Baltimore for careers with potential for advancement. Inspired by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Caroline Center's holistic approach empowers each woman to reach the fullness of her potential thus creating a future of hope for herself and her family.
Since opening its doors on October 14, 1996, more than 1500 women have taken part in Caroline Center’s programs which include employment readiness, skills training, career support services, and GED tutoring. Skills training is offered in certified/geriatric nursing assistant and pharmacy technician. These programs prepare graduates for certification in their respective fields, thus providing them with an added advantage towards obtaining employment upon graduation.
A milestone for Caroline Center occurred in June, 2005 when Caroline Center Upholstery won “First Runner-up” in the prestigious Yale-Goldman Sachs National Business Plan Competition for Non-Profit Ventures. With business plan in hand, Caroline Upholstery began to branch out and assist Caroline Center to work towards increased self-sufficiency. Caroline Center Upholstery closed in June 2009.
Caroline Center continues to fulfill this mission not only in the East Baltimore community where it is located, but also throughout the larger Baltimore metropolitan community. Through its multi-faceted programs, dedicated staff, involved business partners, generous donors, and most all the women who come to its doors with a commitment to work hard, Caroline Center is a success.
Caroline Center is certified by the Maryland Higher Education Commission as a Private Career School.
Caroline Center is a 501(c)3 organization.
|Demographics of Caroline Center Trainees|
|99%||Are African American|
|80%||Are single mothers|
|70%||Enter with a high school diploma or GED|
|28yrs||Is the average age|
|80%||Have an employment history|