Tag Archives: Urban Poverty

Seeing Strength in Numbers

  How will you spend your courage,/Her life asks my life. No courage spent of/Bloodshot/gunshot/taproot/eye – How will you make your way? Then, respond to the day/some other way than blind – from The World Made and Unmade by Jane … Continue reading

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Quy’an: Plan Q

Many of the women who attend Caroline Center enter this world with the deck squarely stacked against them. Many, but not all. Take, for example, Caroline Center graduate, Quy’an (pronounced Kwan-yun) or “Q” as she is called by just about … Continue reading

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Britley: Instinct Over Impulse

“My potential will carry me to a great place.” Because so many of the women who attend Caroline Center come from similar backgrounds and have similar life experiences, the tendency to lump them all together under one label might be … Continue reading

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Charlene: Don’t Dim My Light

Because the women of Caroline Center have experienced more of life’s ups and downs in their short lives than many people 2 and 3 times their age, you forget just how young these women really are. Most of them are … Continue reading

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Montoya: To Give and Not to Count the Cost

On more than one occasion I have been told that if you really want to witness generosity, you only have to observe the poor. Conveyed to me by those who live and work among the poor, I have always accepted … Continue reading

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The 10-Minute 15-Minute Break

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A young, twenty-something office worker with a prep school background and a college degree – who got her job through a friend of her father’s – went home crying to her mother after … Continue reading

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Shawntae:Great Expectations

29-year-old Shawntae is unassuming. She sits off to the side in the crowded Caroline Center classroom. Quietly. By herself. The rest of the women are chatty and jokey, a thinly veiled attempt to hide their nervous excitement and hopeful expectation. … Continue reading

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