Organization Supports Young Girls

By Micha GreenAFRO D.C. Editormgreen@afro.com With schools being out due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, organizations that support students, like Crittenton Services of Greater Washington (CSGW), have had to find creative ways to engage and encourage their youth, while staying true to its mission.  Despite the unique issues presented with the unprecedented spread of the virus […]

Montgomery County HHS Update on County benefits

Status Update-Monday, March 23, 2020Office of Eligibility & Support Services (OESS), the Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) and the Rental Assistance Program (RAP) Message to Customers (Información en Español)  In order to protect the health of Montgomery County residents, and comply with orders from the State of Maryland, the following service modifications will be […]

Helping kids who are feeling isolated and anxious after schools shut down

Experts suggest finding other ways to connect, including video conferences and even snail mail by JAVERIA SALMAN March 25, 2020 The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. As schools across the Washington, D.C. metro area […]

Crittenton Services High Tea Postponed

Dear Friends of Crittenton,  It is with deep regret that we inform you that Crittenton Services of Greater Washington will be postponing our 2020 Talk With A Teen Girl High Tea, originally scheduled for Thursday, April 23rd, to a date to be determined. Our team has been in close communication with local public officials and […]

MCPS meal distribution sites and the availability of weekend meal packs

MCPS is providing free breakfast, lunch and dinner meals for children 18 years old and younger, and all MCPS students (regardless of age) at more than 40 sites (including mobile locations) throughout the county. Additionally, MCPS school buses will distribute meals in several communities. MCPS is collaborating with Manna Food to distribute weekend backpack food […]

Leaders of Crittenton Program in Washington, D.C., Scramble to Help Girls Losing Jobs to COVID-19

By Stell Simonton Posted on March 19, 2020 Girls at several middle and high schools in Washington, D.C., in wards 5, 7 and 8 were already handling more challenges in their lives than many teens face. They live in neighborhoods with high crime, high unemployment and low incomes. Some have responsibilities at home caring for younger […]

Maintaining Ties When School Closes Is Critical to Preventing Dropouts

By Sarah D. Sparks on March 17, 2020 6:35 PM After Robbinsdale Armstrong High School, outside Minneapolis, shut down abruptly last Friday in response to a potential case of COVID-19, teachers and staff met one last time in person—while keeping six feet apart—to brainstorm ways to keep their students connected. “The idea is to try to find ways […]

Leadership Summit 2019

For 10 years, Crittenton Services emerging leader training programming has worked to hone girls’ leadership, advocacy, and communication skills. As the scope and capacity of this work has grown, we created a cornerstone experience, an intensive weekend-long conference called the Leadership Summit.