Ronald Brown Academy partners with Gleaners Community Food Bank to end child hunger one school at a time.  Food is distributed year-round, including summer months when the risk of hunger is at its greatest.  Gleaners Partners delivers food bags to Ronald Brown monthly and students are able to take a bag of food home at the end of the day on the delivery date.  The bags may include

    • shelf stable milk
    • canned protein
    • canned fruit
    • canned vegetables
    • whole grain cereal or crackers

    Bags are filled with nutritious food for children who rely on free or reduced priced meals during the week.

  •  Black Family Development

    Ms. Tate is a licensed professional counselor with Black Family Development, Inc. Black Family Development’s mission is “to strengthen and enhance the lives of children, young people, and families through partnerships that support safe, nurturing, vibrant homes, schools and communities.”

    Through a partnership between DPSCD and Black Family Development, Inc., Ms. Tate is able to support the students, families and staff of Ronald Brown Academy with Behavioral Health Services including:

    • Crisis Intervention
    • Individual Counseling sessions with students
    • Group Counseling (support groups or skill-building groups)
    • Family Counseling
    • Parent Education & Support
    • Classroom Presentations
    • Classroom Observation
    • Restorative Practices (Conflict Resolution between 2 or more students)
    • Case Management

    Ms. Tate believes that working with children is a joy and a privilege and often says “I love what I do!”

    Her philosophy coincides with the unifying principle of Restorative Practices, and it is: “that [children] are happier, more cooperative and productive, and more likely to make positive changes in their behavior when those in positions of authority do things with them, rather than to them or for them.

    You may contact Ms. Tate at: KTate@BlackFamilyDevelopment.org for more information 

    Ms. Tate