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 […]
Crittenton Services, Street Outreach Network- S.O.N Safe Space, Victims’ Rights Foundation, Small Things Matter and Gandhi Brigade Youth Media present a COVID-19 Emergency Care Package Giveaway in East Montgomery County TOMORROW May 5th, 3pm-4:30pm. Details to sign up are in flyer.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dear Crittenton Families, We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well in the midst of challenging times. I’m checking in with an update about how Crittenton Services can be of service to you and your families during these uncertain times. Throughout all of this, our goal is to not only […]
Please join us in partnership with The Black Swan Academy, DC Coalition For Girls and YWCA National Capital Area next Thursday for a Virtual Town Hall Open discussion for girls of color and gender fluid youth of color to hear from a medical expert on the facts about the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as learn […]
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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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
MCPS is providing laptops to students with a need to ensure they can access instruction from home. Laptop distribution will begin Thursday, March 26. Devices are in limited supply and are reserved for students who do not have access to a computer or laptop at home. To pick up a laptop, students (or the parent/guardian) […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Siobhan Howard Davenport Siobhan Davenport became Crittenton’s Executive Director in February 2019, bringing more than 15 years of experience serving underserved youth.
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Crittenton’s 132nd Anniversary Celebration was a smashing success! On October 22, we brought together Crittenton friends and supporters to celebrate our four spectacular honorees, our amazing Crittenton alumnae, and the incredible teen girls at the center of our work. If you were there, thank you so much for being part of this amazing night. The […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Join our President & CEO Siobhan Davenport tomorrow with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation for the Emergency Charla: How Latinos Can Be Better Allies to the Black Community on Tuesday, June 9th from 4:00pm to 5:15pm EST. Register for this important conversation HERE: https://hhf.page.link/fmab.
Combatting Racism & Inequity: A Call to Action for Teen Girls and Their Families from Siobhan Davenport, President & CEO of Crittenton Services of Greater Washington. You may know me as the President and CEO of Crittenton Services of Greater Washington, an organization focused on the well-being, safety, equity and bright futures of our 600 […]
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.
Crittenton Community, In this time of uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope – that together we can do extraordinary things. Over the past few weeks and months, the entire world has been coming together to stand up, help out, give back, and heal. Whether that’s through donations to community organizations, celebrating doctors […]