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Sister Carol Pelegrin



Sister Carol is motivated by a desire to “give back and share” what she has learned throughout her life. She began her Ursuline life as an educator, dedicating 20 years to teaching first and second graders at St. Clare, Holy Cross, St. Mary (Mentor), St. Catherine, St. Ann, and Christ the King schools. She served as a medical social worker at MetroHealth Hospital and in home care, “meeting people where they were,” and connecting them with resources to assist them. Sister Carol also served at Beatitude House in Youngstown, assisting homeless women and children; at BeechBrook, helping children recognize/manage their emotions; and Norma Heer Center for Homeless Women. She has used her skills in crisis intervention and advocacy with Children Who Witness Violence.

In retirement, Sister Carol is engaged in activities promoting equity, ensuring voting rights, racial justice, reducing gun violence, and solving problems via non-violent alternatives. She volunteers at Mary’s Home, a medical respite shelter for homeless women. She puts into practice a thought from Matthew’s Gospel: “….I was hungry … homeless … and a stranger and you cared for me … What you did for others, you did for me.”