Our Philosophy

At The Care Center, we start with the bold assumption 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. 

Since opening its doors in 1986, The Care Center has worked with thousands of teen mothers and their families as the women continue their education and move toward greater self-awareness and economic stability. We have designed a comprehensive program in which teen mothers not only pass the GED exam, but also go on to college. 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.

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  • My Imagination

    by Dalisa Saldana

    Going away with you
    is like going to the moon
    and coming back.

    It's like sitting
    on the beach and
    listening to the waves.

    It's like going to China
    and exploring
    other cultures.

    You are my imagination
    where everything
    is perfect,
    colorful, and happy.