The Care Center in the News

 

  • The Care Center annual event featuring Robert Pinsky, May 5, 2014

    “By words we learn thoughts, and by thoughts we learn life.”—Jean Baptiste Girard Please join us for The Care Center’s Annual Fundraising Party   Celebrating the Power of Word, the Power of Voices   May 5, 2014 6:00 – 8:00PM The Log Cabin, Holyoke Cash bar • Dinner Special Guest speaker Robert Pinsky, U.S. Poet [...]

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  • 14TH CLEMENTE COURSE GRADUATION

    14TH HOLYOKE CLEMENTE COURSE GRADUATION MONDAY, JUNE 24  Longest Running Clemente Course in the Country HOLYOKE, Mass.—The Clemente Course in the Humanities, a multidisciplinary college course offered to low-income women in the greater Holyoke community, will hold its 11th annual commencement exercises Monday, June 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wistariahurst Museum. Sixteen [...]

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  • The Care Center on public radio State of the Re:Union

    The public radio program State of the Re:Union has produced an hour-long program about The Care Center featuring students, staff, community members, and others. Click here to listen now.

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  • The Care Center’s Annual Fundraising Party

    Join us for our Annual Fundraising Party on May 14, 2013 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA.

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  • TCC students help create large installation at HCC

    Smith College awarded a $23,000 grant to new alumna Cassandra Holden to enable her to create a public artwork with students in a local alternative education program for pregnant and parenting teens who have dropped out of high school. Smith College article

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  • The Care Center Featured in The New York Times on July 22, 2012

    We are thrilled to announce that The Care Center was featured in the New York Times Education Life section on Sunday, July 22, 2012.  article    The New York Times website also featured a slide show about The Care Center!    slide show   The feature article profiled The Care Center and focused on our Clemente [...]

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  • The Care Center wins Presidential Award

    Watch the complete ceremony as Executive Director Anne Teschner and Care Center student Brendaliz Rivera receives this national honor at The White House. Brendaliz also goes to the podium to speak and read a poem. After, scroll down to see all the videos and articles that have followed. The White House Ceremony

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  • U. S. News article on The Clemente Course in the Humanities

    Teen Moms in Poverty Take Free College Courses By Laura McMullen March 12, 2012 U. S. News article Many teenage mothers who have dropped out of high school and live in poverty likely have their hands full providing for their children. Pondering the ideas of ancient philosophers and writing essays about art history may be low [...]

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  • The Christian Science Monitor

    Anne Teschner brings Shakespeare, Plato, and high academic goals to teen mothers   The Care Center, in Holyoke, Mass., uses private school and even college coursework to challenge teen moms to aim higher. By Molly Driscoll, Contributor / November 28, 2011 Anne Teschner (left), executive director of The Care Center in Holyoke, Mass., receives the National Arts and [...]

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  • Care Center on Front Page of Huffington Post

    “Clemente Course Inspires Teen Moms” Huffington Post article

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  • Easthampton Artist & Care Center Students Create Installation

    By REBECCA EVERETT Staff Writer     EASTHAMPTON — Artist Cassandra Holden of Easthampton knows that getting an education can be a complicated process. She enrolled at Smith College in 1989, dropped out in the beginning of her senior year, enrolled again as a nontraditional-age student in 1999, and left school again when she needed [...]

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  • Boston Globe article on Care Center art teacher

    ON THE JOB Sculptor’s class keeps the art story going                                  By Cindy Atoji Keene | GLOBE CORRESPONDENT   MAY 13, 2012 Boston Globe story Ezra Parzybok teaches art to teenage mothers at The Care Center in Holyoke. He says art is “a great way of . . . helping you discover what makes you unique.’’  For [...]

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  • Teen mothers learn to believe in selves

    The Boston Globe By Peter Schworm GLOBE STAFF    November 02,2011 HOLYOKE – In a voice soft but sure, Crystal Martinez read her poem to the class, filled with young mothers like her. She had written about how she loves to sing, how she dreams of singing under bright lights, how she never tells anyone about [...]

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  • The Care Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Published Poetry Journal

    A Proud Tradition in Poetry and Publishing: The Care Center Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of a Poetry Journal by Teen Mothers Holyoke, MA — Earlier this month a group of students gathered in a third-floor classroom to begin selecting poetry and art to include in their school’s poetry journal. This in itself is not an [...]

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  • How Plato Is Helping Women In Poverty

    Below is the link to Boston’s New Station WBUR, which aired a story on The Care Center Clementes Course on February 21, 2012. For more than a decade, The Care Center has offered GED students and other low-income women in our community The Clemente Course in the Humanities, a multi-faceted course which focuses on art history, moral philosophy, [...]

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  • WGBY CH. 57 Video

    Watch Executive Director Anne Teschner and students Tashia Davis and Brendaliz Rivera talk about The Care Center

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  • Northampton woman honored at White House

    Gazzettenet by Nick Grabbe                                                                  Thursday, November 3, 2011 HOLYOKE – Anne Teschner of Northampton was at the White House Wednesday to receive an [...]

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  • The Holyoke Sun

    The Care Center makes the front page of The Holyoke Sun. See this very interesting flipbook. Holyoke Sun Flipbook 11-18-2011

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  • Holyoke School for Teen Mothers Earns National Award

    WGGB by News Tips HOLYOKE, Mass. — The Care Center, an alternative school for teen mothers, has earned a national honor. Student Brendaliz Rivera, center graduate Tashia Davis and the center’s executive director, Anne Teschner, were at the White House on Wednesday to accept the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for the school. [...]

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  • Holyoke Care Center nationally recognized

    CBS3 By Cherise Leclerc   Nov. 2, 2011 HOLYOKE, MA Holyoke has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the state, and that’s why there are places for new moms to go when they find themselves in that spot. Care Center in Holyoke is one of the places girls can go for assistance, and the center [...]

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  • New book connects Holyoke Teens to Holyoke’s History

    LEARNING IN MRS. TOWNE’S HOUSE: A TEACHER, HER STUDENTS AND THE WOMAN WHO INSPIRED THEM by Tzivia Gover In the spring of 2000, author Tzivia Gover (Northampton, Mass.) decided to leave the world of daily journalism to teach poetry to teen mothers in a small, struggling inner-city neighborhood in western Massachusetts. White, suburban and Jewish, [...]

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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.