The Care Center

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"The Care Center was the only place where not only did I hear I would pass, I was told that I must."

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“There have been times I felt like giving up. But my counselors remind me of all the things I have accomplished."

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"I want to thank you guys for everything. I am now in college achieving my goals and going for photography."

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“It feels good to know that I have The Care Center. I can say that I have someone behind me.”

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Student painters at work

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Photo class self-portrait

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Photo class portrait

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Field trip to Mass MOCA

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Whale watching field trip

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Science lab

Bringing the power of education, arts and culture to youth and their families in Holyoke, Ma.

When you give to The Care Center, you stand up for the simple idea that people of means and people in poverty need the same things. As in the best college preparatory schools in the country, we do whatever it takes to see that our students succeed.

Your support helps teen mothers pass the high school equivalency exam but that's just the beginning. 75% of our graduates go on to college - a statistic that rivals the best schools in the country.

We accomplish this with a powerful combination of arts, humanities, athletics, high expectations, and persistent convincing messages about the importance of education, particularly higher education.

Class sizes are small, and the student-teacher ratio is low, allowing for substantive connections between adults and young people. The arts bring forth unimagined possibilities, and the athletic component becomes a hands-on lab that illustrates the lessons of physics and mathematics. Our expectations are high and our support of students is exceptional.

For more than two decades, The Care Center's Teen Resource Project has been a free after-school youth development and teen pregnancy prevention program for Holyoke middle and high school students at risk of dropping out. The program combines tutoring, literacy, arts and community involvement to create an exciting and intellectually rich place for teens to explore and understand their world.

Our Clemente Course in the Humanities is open to all low-income women in the community. Enrolling students from age 18 to 68, the Clemente Course offers two semesters of college-credit bearing classes in art history, philosophy, literature, writing, and American history. All at no charge to students.

This wouldn't be possible without your support. The Care Center relies on caring people like you to make our programs exceptional.

More than 100 people benefit from our programs every day.

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The Care Center
247 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040




Bringing the power of education, arts and culture to youth and their families in Holyoke, Ma.

EIN: 042962882

Reports: Guidestar

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