Category Archives: Baltimore job training programs for women

If You Would Only Listen

Caroline Center certified pharmacy technician candidate Keah M. just celebrated the mid-point in her 15-week education and career training program at Caroline Center – the eagerly awaited Halfway Hurrah, a longstanding Caroline Center tradition. At 31 years of age, Keah is … Continue reading

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In A Different Place At Twenty

I’ve been thinking recently about how it’s going to feel turning 20 this year, especially now and in Baltimore – a city standing at a crossroad with some big decisions to make after an unsettling spring. And, I’m also wondering … Continue reading

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The Poverty of Place

 Following the death of Freddie Gray, the need for more and more meaningful work as an antidote to injustice in Baltimore has become a rallying cry. Caroline Center reflects on one aspect of the issue in The Breakroom. A new study … Continue reading

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Getting There From Here

  “Everything is on the line. Know it or not, our very survival hangs in the balance. With a few meager possessions, we hurry out the door running to an unknown destiny.”  The question is, “Can we get there from … Continue reading

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“Top Workplaces” Come In All Sizes

What a loss that some of Baltimore’s best employers continue to fly under the radar for “Top Workplace” recognition, especially when they consistently get high marks from their employees in all of the areas that a recent Baltimore Sun survey … Continue reading

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#YesAllWomen

Within four days, this single hashtag had been tweeted an astounding 1.2 million times. As of this post in The Breakroom, the tweets are still multiplying and the global conversation about the pervasiveness of violence and sexism against women continues to … Continue reading

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How Money Works

We begin every new session at Caroline Center with a reading of Mary Oliver’s poem “The Journey.” It’s the ending of the poem, this last stanza, I think, that really gets to people. But little by little, as you left … Continue reading

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