Child Development Center’s Barbara Lankster an Honoree at DC Action Awards

Categories: Disabilities Services, Feature

DC Action’s Fall Reception and Awards celebrates the contributions of D.C.’s young adults and District leaders who are making the community a place where children can be powerful and heard. Catholic Charities DC is proud to announce that Barbara Lankster, program manager and educator at the Kennedy Institute Child Development Center, has been selected to …

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Congratulations to the Kennedy School Graduates, Class of 2021

Categories: Disabilities Services, Feature
On June 15, friends and family gathered at Catholic University to celebrate the achievements of the graduating class of the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy School. Headed by Principal Dr. Cheryll James, the school educates children and young adults ages 6 to 22 with disabilities. Focusing on academics and utilizing a small classroom and team-based approach, …

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New Principal Looks Forward to Reuniting Kennedy School Community

Categories: Disabilities Services, Education and Employment, Feature
Catholic Charities is proud to announce that Cheryll James, Ph.D., a dedicated educator, has been promoted to the role of principal of the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute. James brings to the position more than 20 years of diverse experience as a teacher, administrator and official with the Maryland State Department of Education. She decided …

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Mental Health Services Adapt to Changing Needs

Categories: Clinical Services, Community Outreach, Disabilities Services, Feature, Homeless Services
Mental Health
Many Washingtonians who are homeless or live in poverty also struggle with mental health issues. Catholic Charities DC’s behavioral health department provides this vulnerable population with the care and community they need to lead more independent lives. But once the pandemic shut down most in-person medical services, the team was forced to adapt its services …

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Photo Gallery: Kennedy School Class of 2020 Graduation

Categories: Disabilities Services, Education and Employment, Feature
Even though rain was in the forecast last Friday, the sun came out just in time to honor the Catholic Charities’ Kennedy School class of 2020 in a special graduation ceremony. While the event was adjusted to follow social distancing protocols because of the COVID pandemic, the seven graduating students still donned caps and gowns …

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