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April 2, 2016

The Baltimore Sun runs Caroline Center's Blog Bringing Light to Baltimore. Read our blog in the Breakroom.


January 30, 2016

The Baltimore Sun runs Caroline Center's Blog Litany for a Better Baltimore. Read our blog in the Breakroom.


January 7, 2016

WBAL News Radio airs Caroline Center "Gets It" In the Aftermath of the April Riots. Listen to the broadcast on WBAL News Radio.


October 27, 2015

Caroline Center awarded “One Baltimore for Jobs” grant by MOED. This grant will provide significant support in helping to eradicate the root causes of poverty by allowing us to educate and prepare more women for sustainable careers. Read the article in the Baltimore Business Journal and in The Baltimore Sun


July 20, 2015

Caroline Center’s Academic and Career Advancement program has made huge strides in helping our alumnae take their ambitious educational and career goals to the next level. Read More


July 7, 2015

Employers give high marks to Caroline Center alumnae because of the essential soft skills they learn here. Read More


June 23, 2015

Caroline Center Creative Campaign Wins Platinum and Gold in Hermes Creative Awards International Competition. Read More


June 23, 2015

Caroline Center Welcomes New Trustees. Read More


June 15, 2015

Caroline Center Alumna, Reem Abdullah, from Baghdad to Notre Dame of Maryland Universary School of Pharmary. Read More


June 12, 2015

Can Juneteenth Save Baltimore? Read More


June 9, 2015

Caroline Center Receives eBay Foundation Grant. Read More


June 9, 2015

New video highlights Caroline Center as a "Bridge to the Future" Grant Recipient. Read More


June 9, 2015

Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company awards Caroline Center a "Bridge to the Future" Workforce Development Grant. Read More


March 11, 2015

Caroline Center is stepping in today to support Maria Shriver’s Wipe Out Alzheimer’s™ Challenge. Read More


January 15, 2015

Caroline Center's What It Takes brand campaign is recognized as "Best in Maryland." Read More


November 24, 2014

Notre Dame Preparatory students are "Becoming Women Who Transform the World." Read More


October 13, 2014

Caroline Center launches its new award-winning brand and video - "What It Takes". Read More


October 12, 2014

Empowerment luncheons inspire trainees to take charge of their health. Find Out More


October 9, 2014

Caroline Center appoints new Trustees. Read More


October8, 2014

Caroline Center welcomes new staff. Find Out More


September 9, 2014

City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young speaks at Caroline Center's Pharmacy Technician Graduation.  Find Out More


September 4, 2014

Award for Workforce Development Excellence highlights Caroline Center and St. Agnes Hospital Partnership.  Find Out More


August 11, 2014

Unleash Your Super Woman Event to benefit Caroline Center.  Find Out More


July 28, 2014

Caroline Center receives $10,000 grant from The UPS Foundation.  Find Out More


July 26, 2014

Caroline Center attends the "Women's Economic Agenda Forum".  Find Out More


June 25, 2014

Caroline Center Appoints New Trustees.  Find Out More


June 1, 2014

Economic 'Vital Signs' - The View from Caroline Center.  Find Out More


January, 2014

Caroline Center alumnae Montoya Chambers CNA; Rana Davis PT; Wendi Haynes CNA; and, Jiden Thomas-Gamboa PT, appeared on Midday with Dan Rodricks. Find out more


January, 2014

On March 29, Caroline Center presents the Baltimore premiere of "Grease - The Sing-A-Long" - a unique audience participation film experience.  Find Out More


January, 2014

“What It Takes,” goes live – Thursday, January 16, 2014, on Midday with Dan Rodricks> on WYPR 88.1 FM from noon – 1p.m. Three Caroline Center alumnae share personal stories of how they are beating the odds and changing their lives through work. Read More


January, 2014

The Spotlight Players at Loyola University Maryland are pleased to announce a benefit performance for Caroline Center of Marsha Norman’s award-winning play, ’Night, Mother on January 17 – 19, 2014.
Friday night’s performance at 7 p.m. will be followed by a guided discussion by Loyola faculty and Caroline Center staff on the play’s themes and their relevance to contemporary issues surrounding women and work. The play also will be performed on Saturday, January 18, at 2 p.m. and on Sunday, January 19, at 5 p. m. Find out more


December 2013

Community Liaison Charles D. Jackson in the Office of Neighborhood Relations in the Office of the City Council President in Baltimore City honored the graduates of Caroline Center. Read More


August, 2013

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded Caroline Center and 13 other local nonprofit organizations a total of $231,000 in grants to support training and employment opportunities for young people, veterans, people with disabilities, and people who are either underemployed or unemployed. read the press release


April, 2013

City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young visited Caroline Center for an open conversation with the women who are currently enrolled as trainees in the Pharmacy Technician and Certified Nursing Assistant programs at Caroline Center. read the press release


April, 2013

The SSND delegation visited Caroline Center prior to their visit to the United Nations and Washington, DC, where they will engage in important conversations about how to effectively address issues of social justice, peace, the integrity of creation, and the empowerment of girls and women in the 21st century. read the press release


March, 2013

Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce presented the Small Nonprofit Innovator Award to Caroline Center and Executive Director Pat McLaughlin, SSND. read the press release


December, 2012

St. Agnes Hospital, a valued community employer partner with Caroline Center, recently sponsored a Ravens Basket Raffle fundraiser in support of the Caroline Center educational program. read the press release


December, 2012

CitiFinancial employees sported blue jeans on Fridays during the month of December during “casual days” to benefit Caroline Center. read the press release


December 6, 2012

At its Annual Mid-Year Meeting and Rita C. Davidson Award Dinner held on December 6, 2012, at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve in Hanover, Maryland, the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, Inc., presented Executive Director Pat McLaughlin, SSND, with a generous check in the amount of $3,500, in support of the educational program at Caroline Center. read the press release


October 1, 2012

Caroline Center, a not-for-profit, nonsectarian workforce development organization for women and social justice initiative of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, has recently appointed three new members to its board of trustees: read the press release

August 8, 2012

Caroline Center Executive Director Patricia McLaughlin, SSND, recently announced that a $75,000 grant from the Baltimore Integration Partnership (BIP) will help to make the center’s innovative and successful education and employment program available to more underserved women in Baltimore City. read the press release


Legislative News

Caroline Center would like donors to know that recent Congressional legislation has extended the IRA Charitable Rollover provision. The extension provides for the following:

  • • Retroactive reinstatement of the 2012 Charitable Rollover provision for eligible distributions made after 11/30/12.

  • •An allowance for otherwise eligible gifts made after 12/31/12 and before 2/1/13 to be treated as a 2012 donation.

  • •An extension of the Charitable Rollover provision through 12/31/13.

Guidelines for the extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover provision require that the donor must be at least 70 years and 6 months of age. Donors may distribute up to $100,000, and distributions must be made directly from the IRA trustee/administrator to the qualifying public charity (donors cannot receive the distribution prior to giving to a charity.) While no charitable deduction is allowed,  the distribution will be excluded from the donor’s income.

To ensure that your gift meets all of the requirements and guidelines, please consult with your IRA custodian. If you have additional questions, contact Caroline Center Development Director Mitch Crook at 410-563-1303 x31 or