Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation


Young minds will be inspired like never before in our new academic building, the Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation.

Our new academic building is a modern learning center designed to spark creativity, collaboration, and innovation for all Carondelet students and the East Bay community.

The center allows students to learn in collaborative and intrepid ways, giving them the skills to succeed in college and beyond. Carondelet launched its initiative to transform educational programming for young women with curriculum innovation and re-imagining utilization of space.

The Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation opened on November 14, 2019.

Eight modern design studios, comfortable lounges similar to those at a college campus, and a giant media wall for professional presentation.

A place to build partnerships between schools, universities, businesses, and organizations.

An evening speaker series, educator workshops, college fairs, summer camps, and more.

Local community groups and businesses can rent part or all of the 18,000 sq. ft. center for special events such as conferences, banquets, fundraisers, and private meetings.

To learn more, contact:

Chris Walsh  
Director of Center for Innovation
925.686.5353 x181


Upcoming Events

Speaker Series: Esther Wojcicki

Thu. Jan. 30
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Esther Wojcicki is an award-winning educator, journalist, non-profit leader, and best-selling author of How to Raise Successful People. Based on her experience as a legendary teacher and mother of three very successfully daughters, Esther will share her tried-and-tested methods for raising happy, healthy, successful children using Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness (TRICK).

Free admission, limited seating
RSVP required 

The construction of the Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation was made possible by our generous community.
To learn more about naming opportunities and contributing, visit Carondelet Development.

Grand Opening - Nov. 14, 2019

As an anchor for its expanding campus, the Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation reflects the spirit of innovation that defines the school of the future. Carondelet students and faculty celebrated the opening of the new facility with gratitude and excitement. Read story.


Groundbreaking - Oct. 11, 2018

Carondelet celebrated the beginning of construction on the Center for Innovation on October 11, 2018. Hundreds of students, teachers, and friends of the school joined us to mark the historic day! Read story.