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 under 40. The majority are in their twenties and early 30’s. Some are barely out of their teens. Yet, when you listen to their sagas, it’s as if they’ve each lived a hundred life times. It’s impossible not to be moved by their stories of struggle and survival. Not to be won over by their courage and determination or overcome with love and admiration. And then there are those like Charlene who, upon hearing her story, you just want to wrap your arms around in a tight and protective maternal embrace.
Welcome to The Breakroom, Caroline Center's official blog site. We invite you to have a cup of coffee with us and to discover what it takes for women to create better lives through an SSND-inspired education and meaningful work. In The Breakroom, you will find everything about women and work except the gossip. Come to The Breakroom to hear personal stories, to get the facts, to understand the challenges and struggles, to be inspired and enlightened – and, hopefully, to connect with your neighbors in the city and with a small, but very special and powerful place on Somerset Street, Caroline Center - a place that we believe will change your life for good.
Note: All posts in The Breakroom are the property of Caroline Center and should not be re-published in any format without expressed permission from Caroline Center and proper attribution. Posts in The Breakroom from 2014 through 2019, unless otherwise noted, were written by Nancy Sherman, who served in the role of communications and marketing director for Caroline Center during this time. Posts in The Breakroom from 2012 through 2013, unless otherwise noted, were written by freelance writer/director Claire Hartman, who created this blog site.