@TheGuild January e-news
It's been an exciting January here at The Guild! Students and residents had a blast wrapping up holiday celebrations and participating in winter fun at the houses. This month also saw the first class of Leadership Employee Advancement and Development (LEAD) graduates. Other highlights included the installation of a new mural in The Guild School, a Guild staff shout-out in ADDP's annual calendar, and graduation ceremonies. Read on for more news from The Guild:
Students and residents participate in winter break fun
Over the holiday break, students and residents kept busy with winter activities and community outings. We had fun baking cookies, creating ornaments, decorating residences, and more. View more photos here.
Congratulations to our January graduates!
Congratulations to all of the students who graduated from The Guild School this month! Among the graduates was Angel H., who was recognized by teachers and staff for his kindness to others and growth in his vocational skills. View more photos here.
Evan T. celebrates five years of employment with Market Basket
Evan, a resident of The Guild's Dedham House, recently celebrated his five-year work anniversary with Market Basket. The Guild, his employer and his job coach worked together to ensure that he was supported with appropriate accommodations throughout the pandemic. Read more about Evan's employment journey on our blog.
Guild School unveils new mural
Students and adult residents contributed drawings that are now on display in a new mural featured in the downstairs hallway of our school building. Thanks to our friends with Artists for Humanity for assisting with the installation of this work of art! View photos of the mural here.
Linda Grace featured in ADDP's annual calendar
"Working with individuals with intellectual disabilities has taught me a lot about myself, my values, and how I relate with others," says Linda Grace, residential care professional with The Guild. Linda was recently featured in the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers' annual calendar. Read more and view the complete calendar here.
LEAD program celebrates first class of graduates

Participants in The Guild's inaugural Leadership Employee Advancement and Development (LEAD) class gave final presentations last month and have graduated from the program. Students had the opportunity to collaborate across departments and participate in a mentorship initiative designed to support emerging leaders within The Guild. Read more on our blog.
Guild's homes announced in The Bedford Citizen
Earlier this month, The Bedford Citizen announced the opening of Pine House and Walnut House, The Guild's two new Bedford-based youth group homes. Read the full article here.
The Guild sponsors MASS conference
The Guild is proud to sponsor Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong's (MASS) annual conference, Your Ideas Count, taking place February 19th, 22nd and 24th. MASS works to empower self-advocates through education so everyone can make choices that improve and enrich their lives. Register for the free, virtual conference here.
The Guild welcomes two senior team members!
We're thrilled to announce that Tamara Laine, MBA, has been promoted to serve as The Guild's Director of Finance, and Suzanne Henderson, MPA, will be joining The Guild team as the Director of Professional Development and Research.
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