Posts Categorized: News

Klingberg Family Centers Hosts Motorcar Festival Kickoff Event

On Wednesday, March 30, Klingberg Family Centers held a special event at the Raymond Hill School to kick off the upcoming 24th Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival. The event was preceded by an open house featuring the current projects of the Auto Restoration Program at the Ron Poupart Garage. The vocational classrooms in the Raymond Hill… Read more »

RHS Students Learn Fashion Design

Students at the Raymond Hill School have the opportunity to learn a wide variety of practical skills from their creative and enthusiastic teachers. One example of this can be found in the art room, where teaching assistant Rachel Brookman used her several years of design experience last fall to teach a fashion design elective for… Read more »

RHS Peace and Justice Initiative Works to Combat Stress and Violence in School

The Raymond Hill School has piloted a comprehensive new program this year to address the systemic problems of violence and stress in education. The Peace and Justice Initiative is a comprehensive curriculum intending to create a more peaceful and compassionate school community at the causal level where optimal learning can be achieved. In August of… Read more »

Vocational Programs Receive Grant from Berkshire Bank

Walk through the Raymond Hill School during the early afternoon and you might encounter students building Adirondack chairs while others across the hall are cooking homemade pasta and sauces. Step outside in February and you might find students tapping maple trees to make syrup. Meanwhile, students in the Auto Restoration Program are rebuilding vintage automobiles… Read more »

Klingberg Receives Grant from Connecticut Mentoring Fund

Klingberg Family Centers is pleased to have received a grant from the Connecticut Mentoring Fund (administered by the Governor’s Prevention Partnership). The funds received will allow Rebekah Behan and another Klingberg trainer to provide the Risking Connection: Creating A Healing Home training to parents/caregivers of the youth who receive mentoring services with us. The curriculum… Read more »

Liberty Bank Foundation Awards Grant to Klingberg Family Centers

The Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to Klingberg Family Centers to support a vocational education program for special needs/at-risk students attending Raymond Hill School in New Britain.  The grant was presented by Chandler Howard, president and CEO of Liberty Bank and the Liberty Bank Foundation. “This program fits well within our foundation’s… Read more »

IFP Program Honors Longtime Partner

On January 21, 2016, the Intensive Family Preservation program held an appreciation lunch to honor Beverly Truebig. Staff members were able to share stories with her of the many lives she has impacted during her time working as part of our team. Bev Truebig has been a partner with Klingberg’s Intensive Family Preservation Program since… Read more »

Jimmy Greene Nominated for Grammy Awards

We are delighted to announce that Jimmy Greene’s album Beautiful Life has been nominated for two Grammy Awards: one for Best Jazz Instrumental Album and one for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals for the song “When I Come Home.” The album was inspired by Jimmy’s daughter, Ana Marquez-Greene, who was one of the children killed… Read more »

School Talent Show

Raymond Hill School held its winter talent show on December 16th. Twenty-four acts were performed by students and staff who put on an entertaining show for an audience of classmates, family members, and Klingberg staff. Crowd favorites included a student singing an original song called “My Life,” an elementary student’s high-energy tumbling act, a comedy… Read more »

Run 4 Fun Club

The Run 4 Fun club is an initiative begun in the Raymond Hill School to improve the elementary school students’ transition from the bus to the school day. Kids were entering school with extra energy and having difficulty starting the day smoothly. After observing the chaotic mornings, Stacy Cerbone (RHS Occupational Therapist) and Jerry Carter… Read more »