Caroline Center, a nonprofit workforce development organization providing education and career skills training for underserved women in Baltimore, recently received a $10,000 grant from the UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of the United Parcel Service. The grant will be used to provide full financial scholarships for Caroline Center trainees who wish to pursue their certifications as nursing and geriatric nursing assistants and pharmacy technicians.
Caroline Center educates and trains 180 women each year for professional healthcare careers and provides the services and support they need to attain work in their field and to be successful in their lives and careers. The program is offered tuition-free to women who strongly desire to practice in the fields of nursing and pharmacy, and who would not otherwise be able to afford the program and training. Since 1996, Caroline Center has prepared more than 2,000 women to move beyond low-wage jobs, away from poverty, and into sustainable careers that provide the opportunity for advancement.
In awarding the grant, President of the UPS Foundation Eduardo Martinez said, “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference in communities, and we are honored to support Caroline Center’s workforce development efforts in Baltimore.”