Category Archives: Job Training

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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Why Work Matters

First of all, we go where the jobs are. We’re Caroline Center. Committed to women. Committed to work.  From “What It Takes“   We’re talking a lot about work these days in Baltimore. Work is what we need to quell … 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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First, Free Your Mind

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds. “Redemption Song” – Bob Marley  Those final days of February. You’re never sure what you’re going to get. But, this year, it’s clear, March is definitely coming in like a … 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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“From a Distance”

The Julie Gold song “From a Distance” has long been a favorite of mine. And, as two strikingly different events converge this year – the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty” and a rare meet-up in … Continue reading

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