Who Does Home Care Fall On? Girls of Color Stepping Up for Their Families & Communities During the COVID-19 Crisis

By Siobhan DavenportApril 17, 2020 Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 crisis has shaken us all up. The very fabric of life as we know it has been transformed into a new, less favorable normal. As the dynamics of our country have changed with lockdown and stay-at-home orders, so too have the dynamics of home life. Parents are […]

Please read this important message, which includes information about meals during spring break, and Chromebook distribution for MCPS Students:

English | español | 中文 | français | tiếng Việt | 한국어| አማርኛ MCPS To Provide Extra Meals for Students on Wednesday, April 8. This week, due to the upcoming spring break, MCPS will provide free breakfast, lunch and dinner meals for all Montgomery County children and MCPS students (regardless of age) today, April 7 and Wednesday, April 8. There will be no meal service Thursday, […]

How to care for at-risk youth during the COVID-19 crisis

The CORONA-VIRUS outbreak has exacerbated many of the issues that educators and community leaders face under normal circumstances. Here’s how they can adjust their programming to support vulnerable communities. SIOBHAN DAVENPORTCrittenton Services of Greater Washington As federal, state, and local authorities work around the clock to mitigate the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), those […]

CRITTENTON SERVICES IS SUPPORTING UNDERSERVED BLACK AND BROWN GIRLS AND THEIR FAMILIES DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

by Lydia BlancoApril 1, 2020 Crittenton Services of Greater Washington students (Image: Crittenton Services of Greater Washington) America’s education system has been disrupted by the COVID-19 crisis. As a result of the new normal, underserved students and their families are heavily relying on educators, family support specialists, and agencies for educational support and access to basic […]

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 […]