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Caroline Friess Center, Inc.
January 21, 2010

I first started volunteering for Caroline Center in the Fall 2004. Caroline Center provides job training for low-income women. It is a great place to be, there is so much energy and true dedication to helping women get trained so they can get jobs to support themselves and their families. The women arrive on the first day very anxious and insecure of themselves. On the last day of the 15 week program, the women are secure in themselves and their ability to get (and keep) a job in their chosen career. The transformation is awesome to watch. I have performed many tasks for Caroline Center over the last five years, but my favorite tasks involve working with the women who come to us. Either teaching them employment readiness skills they will need to get a job or coaching them on how to succeed at Caroline Center and overall. I was also involved in a benchmark effort to determine how many of our women get and keep jobs after they graduate from Caroline Center. We are very pleased with the results which showed that more than 75% of our graduates are still in the workforce two years after graduation. That is very good statistic for inner city job training programs!

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

we could build more job training centers in Baltimore as well as other cities in the US. We have three sessions per year and receive over 300 applicants for each session. Unfornately, we can only accept 60 women per session due to limited space.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & various tasks - adminstrative, technical, teaching, etc.