Did Sean Payton deserve a “Madoff sentence”?

The recent sanction of New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton by Commissioner Roger Goodell and the accompanying debate on the severity and harshness of his one-year suspension has significant parallels in the sentencing of criminal defendants in high profile cases. The one that comes immediately to mind is the sentencing of Bernie Madoff.

Reflections of MD Freestate Class of December 2015

Left, Left, Left, Right, Left! The Maryland Freestate ChalleNGe Academy cadets marched proudly, holding their certificates of completion after completing our Culinary, Automotive and Barbering Vocational Training Programs. We couldn’t be more proud of each cadet’s dedication to take charge and choose to make a difference in their lives by learning a new professional trade.  Their newfound experience will make them more marketable in the work force! Here’s what some of the cadets had to say about how they plan to use what they learned Continue reading →

Stop, Shop and Donate with AmazonSmile!

    NCIA has registered with AmazonSmile! What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the SAME wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The only difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to a charitable organization of the customer’s choice. Now, NCIA is able to receive donations through Amazon Smile. If you love online shopping, particularly shopping on Amazon.com, Continue reading →

Accounts Payable Assistant

The National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) is seeking an Accounts Payable Assistant (Part-time)   Job Duties: Under the supervision of the Accounts Payable Manager the Assistant will: • Receive incoming mail, date stamp and review all invoices for past due amounts/payment discrepancies. • Enter coded invoice information in Great Plains accounting system. • Prepare weekly Cash Requirement reports for AP Manager review/approval. • Monitor vendor activity for invoice due dates and discount opportunities. • Verify/acquire federal ID numbers for all vendors. • Schedule Continue reading →

Facilities Maintenance Manager

  National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) is seeking a Facilities Manager to oversee the daily functions of the maintenance department. The Facilities Manager is responsible for supervising 3 technicians and 2 painters and is accountable for ensuring that NCIA’s school, training center, business office, and 50 residential properties are maintained.   GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: This is a knowledgeable hands-on supervisor of the maintenance team able to provide direction and assistance as needed in a fast-paced environment. The Manager ensures that all Continue reading →

We Have Moved!

We have moved, but only around the corner! Effective November 23, 2015, our new administrative office is located at 7205 Rutherford Road, Windsor Mill, MD 21244, just one minute away from our original location. We will share the same building as GEBS BBQ Restaurant at NCIA. Our new office will be directly across the street from our Youth in Transition School. All contact information including business phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses will remain the same. If you have any further questions or concerns Continue reading →