About Caroline Center
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.
Caroline Center is named for Mother Caroline Friess (1824-1892), the visionary leader in North America of the Congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Born in Paris, Mother Caroline journeyed to America from Bavaria when she was just twenty-three years old to help Mother Theresa Gerhardinger carry forward the mission of the congregation. Mother Caroline Friess is celebrated for her courage, leadership, and vision; and, she is remembered for her loving and grace-filled life, her special concern for persons who are poor, and her commitment to the education of women.
Caroline Center was established in Baltimore in 1996. In the spirit of Mother Caroline Friess, the center provides tuition-free education to low-income women living in the city so that they can obtain meaningful careers with the potential for advancement.
Caroline Center is a 501(c)3 organization and is a sponsored work of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Caroline Center is accredited by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, the Maryland Board of Nursing, and the Maryland Board of Pharmacy