Happenings at The Care Center


  • Poetry Reveals A Different Story About Teen Mothers

    Joan Zayas, the mother of a toddler, with another baby on the way, has been hard at work this spring editing a book of poetry by teen mothers like herself. Zayas is in her third year working as a student editor for Nautilus II, a journal of poetry and art by young mothers at The [...]

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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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  • The Care Center 12th Annual Young Parents Regatta!

    The Care Center 12th Annual Young Parents Regatta!     Please join us Saturday, August 25 to cheer on and celebrate teams of teen mothers as they row the race course on the Connecticut river.   10 am-2 pm (Rain date is Sunday, August 26)   The Connecticut River Jones River Ferry Access Center Holyoke, [...]

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  • 2012 Care Center Graduation

    WHITE HOUSE AWARD-WINNING PROGAM HOLDS  UNUSUAL GRADUATION FRIDAY, JUNE 29 TEEN MOTHERS OVERCOME TREMENDOUS ODDS HOLYOKE, MA—The Care Center’s 2012 graduation ceremony will be held at the Wistariahurst Museum Friday, June 29, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Care Center young mothers who have passed the GED exam this year will be honored at the [...]

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    The Clemente Course in the Humanities, a free multidisciplinary college course offered to low-income women in the greater Holyoke community, held its 13th annual commencement exercises on June 25, 2011 at the Wistariahurst Museum. Eighteen women graduated this year. HampshireCollege chief of staff and Care Center Board Member Diana Fernandez delivered the keynote address. New York native [...]

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  • Nautilus II – 10th Anniversary

    A Proud Tradition in Poetry and Publishing: The Care Center Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of a Poetry Journal by Teen Mothers 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 uncommon scenario, but [...]

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  • Glass Blowing And Welding At Hampshire College

    Students recently participated in an incredible fire arts program at the Lemelson Center at Hampshire College.  They made glass beads and watched demonstrations of glass blowing.  They also learned how to manipulate iron through blacksmithing and made hooks and rings in the forge.  The process began with the girls being a bit intimidated by the [...]

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  • Rowing Strong Rowing Together Documentary

    This program began its 13th season last month with 20 teens learning the sport of women’s crew.  Mark Dugas, an independent documentary filmmaker, has begun filming The Care Center rowing program for an upcoming documentary he is creating that looks at the links between education, rowing and The Care Center.  Mark will be following the rowers from the assembly [...]

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  • Care Center Students Learn the Art of Fencing

    For the first time, The Care Center is offering fencing as an elective.  Care Center students are participating in an Introductory Fencing Course offered in partnership with The Pioneer Valley Fencing Academy located at 94 Cottage Street in Easthampton.  The course is being taught by Fencing Master Paul Sise.  The course began on March 8thand [...]

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  • Humanities 108 is Underway

    This year for the first time, The Care Center’s annual three-credit introductory college humanities course in collaboration with Greenfield Community College (GCC) is meeting at Holyoke Community College’s (HCC) Kittredge Center.  This experience is giving students a fuller, more authentic college experience and a feel for HCC, where many of them will pursue their college [...]

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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.