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    Bash honorees announced

    We're excited to announce the spectacular honorees for our 2019 Back to School Bash, taking place Thursday, October 24 at the Davenport Mansion in New Rochelle: Corey & Tamara Galloway, New York Streets; The Junior League of Bronxville; Anthony Russo, Modern Restaurant; and Michael Weissman, Mikey Dubb's Frozen Custard, LLC.The Back to School Bash raises funds for programs run through our Center for College & Careers (CCC).  The CCC transforms the lives of youth and young adults so ...  Read More...

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    Easing into the school year

    It’s September, which means its back-to-school time! Starting a new school year can be an exciting time, but it can also be filled with anxiety for both parents and children. Luckily, we put together a list of tips to make transitioning from the summer to school easier!Create a healthy bedtime routineEstablish a “school friendly” bedtime and wake-up routine before school begins.   Read More...

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    Construction training & certifications: Sept. 23

    Registration is now open for our next Futureworks! construction training and certifications program. The program is FREE for residents of New Rochelle (ages 17-24) and Mount Vernon residents (ages 17+) who have a minimum of a high school diploma or an equivalency diploma.   Read More...

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    Ambrose-Washington elected board chair

    Mitzi Ambrose-Washington has been elected board chair of The Guidance Center of Westchester (TGCW) effective July 1, 2019.Ms. Ambrose-Washington joined TGCW's board in 2015 and has held several key positions including Board Secretary and Co-Chair of the gala committee and an active member of TGCW's Center for College & Careers advisory board. She is the first African-American to chair the agency's board."Helping individuals overcome barriers is near and dear to my heart,&quo...  Read More...

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    Catch up on your summer reading

    Whether you're headed to the beach or staying cool in the air conditioning, our summer newsletter makes the perfect reading companion. Catch up on all things TGCW including highlights from the Gala, an inspirational narrative from one of our program participants, and a day of service by our friends from Neuberger Berman. Read it all here!    Read More...

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    Keep your kids on track in the summer

    Summer is upon us and that means children often are free to enjoy lazy days and extended bedtimes. However, parents may not feel the same way as children do in regard to the whole concept of “freedom” so, for the child’s sake, it’s important to keep up with structure and routine when possible.Routines: One way to keep everyone happy (and parents sane) is to stick to the schedule children keep during the school year (with some room to bend). While sleeping in and staying u...  Read More...

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    2019 summer newsletter

    From our outstanding Gala to a great volunteer day shared with employees from Neuberger Berman (photo above), our 2019 summer newsletter has it all. Don't miss on any of the fun: read it here!    Read More...

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    A day in the life of our CEO

    While all days are pretty swell at The Guidance Center of Westchester (TGCW), recently I experienced a particularly wonderful one, and I wanted to share it with all of you.8:30 AM – In 2006, TGCW was the first agency selected for Early Step Forward, a county program that places social workers in child care centers to help address behavioral issues with young children, provides training in how to provide social-emotional learning for staff, and supports parents.  Early Step Forward was...  Read More...

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    Family Days 2019-20 schedule announced

    Family Days, our free program for children who have developmental delays or who are on the autism spectrum, is on hiatus for the summer, but returns on September 14th with new and exciting activities in the works. "Our staff is consistently working to fine-tune the program to ensure that the children, their siblings, and the parents are getting the type of activities and support they need," explains Deputy Executive Director of Early Childhood Programs Donna Morrison. "This program is a rea...  Read More...

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    #WMTY19

    On June 6, The Guidance Center of Westchester proudly participated in "What Matters To You?" day, an international movement designed to improve the conversations between program participants and those who provide their care and services. WMTY goes beyond a one-day approach and helps frame conversations and care in a way which deepens relationships and understanding on both the clinical and personal level.We thank all of our program staff and participants who shared their WMTY moments w...  Read More...

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