NCIA Becomes an Affiliate of Woods Resources, Inc.

  On Monday, August 10, 2015 the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) became an affiliate of Woods Resources, Inc.  Pennsylvania-based Woods,  is one of the nation’s largest non-profit human services organizations. Founded in 1913, Woods has been providing exceptional services to individuals with developmental disabilities for over one hundred years. “We are dedicated to enhancing and expanding our continuum of services by seeking partners who share our vision for the future, our culture of excellence and our core values. I am thrilled that Continue reading →

YIT Graduation 2015

June 30, 2015 marks a very significant day for Youth in Transition (YIT) School. Not only does this date signify the end of a very successful school year, but it also represents a new beginning for our 2015 graduates. On this special day, sixteen graduates walked across our stage and received their High School Diplomas or Certificates of Completion. It was a joyous occasion as friends, family and staff gathered to celebrate how far the students had come since attending YIT School. For some, the Continue reading →

Maryland Freestate ChalleNGe Academy Graduation 2015

The Maryland Freestate ChalleNGe Academy is a military-based program for youth to help them learn discipline and the skills necessary to be successful in the real-world.  In order to enhance the program’s positive impact, a select group of 40 cadets were sent to NCIA to receive hands-on vocational training classes in Culinary Arts, Automotive or Barbering. Culinary Cadets Automotive Cadets Barbering Cadets Each of the students gained valuable experience and knowledge that will allow them to enhance their resumes and pursue a career in any Continue reading →

Driver Appreciation Picnic

NCIA wouldn’t be who we are today without our 100% transportation guarantee for all our individuals. Between our Youth in Transition School and Adult Programs, we transport hundreds of people to and from their homes and workplaces every day.  Managing transportation is no easy task, and therefore, we would like to give a special THANKS to all of our drivers! We truly appreciate all the hard work that you do. On June 13, 2015, we hosted our very first Driver Appreciation Cook-Out, located on the Continue reading →

NCIA in the Community

Following the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore went into a crisis after peaceful protests turned into riots on April 27, 2015. Local businesses were damaged, causing many people to lose their jobs. In an effort to help strengthen and rebuild the community, NCIA decided to make a difference by visiting the area most affected by the damage. On May 12, 2015, from Noon to 2:00 p.m, a group of NCIA staff parked a food truck on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Cumberland Street. Our Continue reading →