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 […]