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Thank You for your support of our 600 teen girls!

Crittenton Community,   I am deeply touched by your generosity toward our teen girls and their families. Thank you for your kindness of giving to our Giving Tuesday Covid-19 Emergency Fund. Since March 13th, we have continued virtual service to our girls and helped to serve their families, including 375 adults, children and babies. We have also provided […]

An internship during the coronavirus pandemic is a crash course in adaptability

BY SARAH FIELDING April 22, 2020 5:45 PM EDT Subscribe to Outbreak, a daily roundup of stories on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on global business, delivered free to your inbox. Clarissa Garcia began her internship before COVID-19 hit. Her job at WishSlate Inc., an e-commerce app, was focused on PR and media relations. Unsurprisingly, her tasks quickly […]

What we learned from Girls and Gender Fluid Youth of Color at the COVID-19 Response Virtual Town Hall

Dear Crittenton Friends,  Last Thursday, we co-hosted The COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall for girls and gender fluid youth of color with Black Swan Academy, YWCA National Capital Area and DC Coalition for Girls. We learned so much from Dr. Mariam Savabi, MD MPH and Necole D. Martinez and, especially, all the girls and gender fluid teens […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

132nd Anniversary Celebration

Make a difference! Your sponsorship of Crittenton’s 132nd Anniversary Celebration connects you with a life-changing organization serving 600 amazing teen girls each year. This year’s celebration will be a virtual event starting at 5:30 pm on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Join our host, Anniversary co-chair Bryan Tramont, along with co-chairs Kymber and Bo Menkiti and […]

MoCo Virtual Town Hall

Earlier this year, we hosted a virtual town hall with girls of color and gender fluid youth of color advocates to discuss some very deep topics. We then held a Virtual High Tea in June where our girls got to share their thoughts on Teen Mental Health during a panel discussion. We invite you to […]

Leadership Summit 2020 – TBD

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.

Talk With A Teen Girl {Virtual} High Tea

The High Tea brings Crittenton teens together with a wide representation of our community’s leaders – corporate, government, higher education, nonprofit, and social advocates. Like Crittenton itself, the High Tea is an opportunity for teens to speak for themselves. More than a dozen Crittenton teens take on various event roles ranging from speakers to greeters […]

Connecting Families to resources they need the most during covid-19

Join Siobhan Davenport, our President & CEO, May 26th, 2020 at 6:30pm for a Facebook live panel discussion with Elect Mónica Palacio. The panel will provide information and resources to listeners and trusted intermediaries working with families facing housing challenges, healthcare needs, and stress-related mental health needs and economic challenges during this time.