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 […]

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 […]

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 […]