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Caroline Friess Center, Inc.
January 28, 2010

I can't say enough good things about the Caroline Center. My first experience there was in 2004 during a week long immersion I was leading for Spring Break at Loyola College. I was so impressed with the women I met, and the Center that I started volunteering there weekly helping tutor women in the GED program and took a summer internship there as well. I was really impressed that summer with the care and dedication of the staff and the motivation of the women there. Each woman's stories are unique but they share a motivation to keep going and to complete the programing Over the years I would come back every few months and help out, and was eventually asked to help plan their one (they only do one) annual fundraiser. I still continue to pop in and volunteer when I return to Baltimore and largely end up performing mundane handy man tasks, but it's the fact that they rely on full time staff (their associate director) or volunteers to do these things that keep the cost so low that they can continue to provide the quality of services not only the women but the city of Baltimore has come to expect of them.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Attending the graduation for one of the classes I'd been working with so closely. It was truly a moving experience, both the women and the staff were so proud of their accomplishments.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

committed and dedicated to improving the lives of the women they work with and for.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Teacher/Summer Intern/Handy Person.