@TheGuild July e-news
We've had a packed July here at The Guild! We honored students at our Awards Day ceremonies and held our annual youth and adult dances this month. Our students also participated in their first Special Olympics tournament, and adult residents have been soaking up the summer sun with kayaking outings and water park adventures. Below are some updates from The Guild:
Students honored at annual awards day
We honored our students' achievements and progress made over the past year with our annual awards day celebrations! We're proud of every student for their unique contributions to The Guild's team. View more pictures from the day here.
The Guild launches Special Olympics team
The Guild recently launched a Special Olympics team! Athletes participated in Track and Field events, including 25-meter walks, the 200-meter dash and the softball throw. The Guild plans to incorporate up to 17 Olympic-style sports offered through Special Olympics Massachusetts in the upcoming year. Read more about The Guild's athletes here.
The Guild announces inaugural class of LEAD training participants
Last fall, The Guild received a grant from the Sudbury Foundation to support the development of leadership training for Guild employees. The Leadership Employee Advancement and Development (LEAD) 16-week training program will build out leadership and management skills for Guild employees in every department who want to advance their careers as non-profit leaders. Learn more about the program here.
Students and residents dance the night away!
We danced among tigers, lions and bears during our jungle-themed youth and adult dances this month! Residents and students dressed to the nines and had tons of fun showing off their moves. View more photos here.
The Guild announces new board member
Andrea Kraemer, founding partner of Cohen Kraemer Law, LLC was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of the Guild for Human Services. An alumnus of New England Law Boston, Andrea has built her career helping employers and Human Resources professionals regarding a range of employment matters. Read more about Andrea's background here.
Enter The Guild's video challenge!

Calling all Guild students, residents, staff and families - help share The Guild's mission with the world! Submit a short video (2-3 minutes max.) explaining what The Guild community means to you by Tuesday, August 10th. All residents and students who submit will be entered into a random drawing for a free meal of your choice for your class or residence! All videos can be submitted at bit.ly/GuildVid.
First parent advisory group meeting of the year
The Guild recently held our first Youth Parent Advisory group meeting to discuss initiatives and goals for the upcoming year. This group provides Guild families the chance to network with each other, contribute to the IEP process, and build community. If you're interested in joining, please reach out to Annie Willis at awillis@guildhumanservices.org.
Costello-Shea appointed to ADDP Board of Directors
Congratulations to Maureen Costello-Shea, our Chief Program Officer, on being appointed to the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers' Board of Directors! ADDP is a statewide association of community-based providers that works to enhance the political, financial and educational health of its member organizations.
The Guild welcomes new communications team
The Guild is pleased to welcome Rich Greif, M.B.A., Director of Communications and Development and Eliza Adams, Communications Coordinator to The Guild’s communications team. Rich joins The Guild after directing marketing and communications for non-profits such as Make-A-Wish, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Mass Mentoring Partnership. Eliza previously coordinated operations and marketing for educational initiatives with the Providers’ Council.
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