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In Focus: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, an issue that is, unfortunately, far too common. According to a study conducted by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, one in three girls in the US is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. Crittenton takes a preventative approach to intimate partner abuse, and creates a safe space in which discussions about healthy relationships take place - empowering girls to stop dating abuse before it starts!

Crittenton Services of Greater Washington Welcomes LaTara Harris, Regional Director - External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T, to its Board of Directors

After a unanimous confirmation vote, Crittenton Services is excited to announce the election of LaTara Harris, Regional Director of External & Legislative Affairs for AT&T, and Celeste James, the Director of Community Health Initiatives at Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, as the newest members of our Board of Directors.

Crittenton Services of Greater Washington Welcomes Celeste James, Director of Community Health Initiatives at Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, to its Board of Directors

After a unanimous confirmation vote, Crittenton Services is excited to announce the election of Celeste James, Director of Community Health Initiatives at Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States and LaTara Harris, Regional Director - External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T, as the newest members of our Board of Directors.

An Unprecedented Night of Success: Crittenton’s 129th Anniversary Celebration

2017 Leadership Award Honorees, Crittenton Champions and Alumnae Come Together, Raise More Than $250,000!

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On Thursday, November 9th, at The Hamilton Live, Crittenton Services of Greater Washington raised more than $250,000, including $25,000 through the live appeal at the 129th Anniversary Celebration. 

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My success is not a mere accident. It is an outcome of the caring people and support provided by my Crittenton family." 

– Patricia Burbano

Alumna of Crittenton's PEARLS program and graduate of Gaithersburg High School

 

                Thanks to our Sponsors! 

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                Thanks to our Host Committee!

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The Big Event

During our 129th Celebration, we spotlighted our 2017 Crittenton Leadership Award honorees. Each honoree was introduced by a Crittenton alumna who shared their own story of success and reflected on their interview with their honoree. Every Crittenton alumna spoke of their honoree's inspiring career of accomplishment and life of giving to our community. Each honoree is a powerful champion and a role model for our teen girls. 

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Kimmie Wilson, Crittenton alumna, Brendan Carr, FCC Commissioner and Kathleen Abernathy, 2017 Crittenton Leadership Award

Honoree and Special Counsel at Wilkinson Barket Knauer LLP.

 

 Everything we can do to encourage and help the next generation of girls and young women is time well spent. Every dollar we give to programs like Crittenton is a powerful investment in a teen girls' future.

– Kathleen Abernathy,  2017 Leadership Award Honoree

2017 Crittenton Leadership Honorees

Kathleen Abernathy
Special Counsel, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

LaTara Harris
Regional Director of External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T

Nancy Navarro
District 4 Councilmember, Montgomery County Council

David Owens
Executive Vice President, Business Operations & Regulatory Affairs (Ret.), Edison Electrical Institute

Crittenton was thrilled to host a growing community of 35 community-minded sponsors, over 250 guests, and a dozen Crittenton alumnae. Crittenton Services CEO and President, Pam Jones said, “Crittenton continues to grow and thrive because of the commitment of people like those that filled the room at our 129th Anniversary Celebration. Without them, we are just a good idea. With them, we are changing lives together.” 

Thank you to all that made our 129th Anniversary Celebration a success.

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR EVENT GALLERY!

 

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