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Now More than Ever, We Must Transform the Way America Cares for and Educates its Children

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Kids First Celebration

Honoring Dr. Andrew L. Ross

Senior Advisor and Former President and CEO, The Children’s Guild Alliance

2021 Sadie Award Recipient
A Visionary Leader of Innovation and Transformation

Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, MD


Jenny Livelli named president and CEO of The Children’s Guild Alliance

The Children’s Guild Alliance named Jenny Livelli as president and CEO. Livelli brings more than two decades experience in education, human services and nonprofit leadership. She is the first new CEO of The Children’s Guild Alliance in 26 years and the first woman CEO in the $86-million organization’s 67-year history. Since January 2020, Livelli has served as chief operating officer of The Children’s Guild Alliance.

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The Children’s Guild Alliance, founded in 1953, is a leading Mid-Atlantic nonprofit organization serving children, families, and child-serving organizations dedicated to transforming the way America cares for and educates its children through education, career services, behavioral health, and national training and consultation services. 

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Since 1953, we’ve been making a powerful effect on the lives of children, adults, and families.
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 Our Locations

Administrative Headquarters and The Children’s Guild: Transformation Academy

6802 McClean Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Monarch Preschool College Park

9606 50th Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
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Therapeutic Group Homes

Debuskey House: 410.764.9752
Kanner House: 410.764.9758
Staffa House: 410.254.3337
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Monarch Global Academy Laurel

430 Brock Bridge Road
Laurel, MD 20724
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Monarch Academy Glen Burnie

6730 Baymeadow Drive
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
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Monarch Academy Annapolis

2000 Capital Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
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The Children’s Guild D.C.
Public Charter School 

2146 24th Pl.
NE Washington, DC 20018
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The Children’s Guild School of Prince George’s County 

5702 Sargent Rd.
Chillum, MD 20782
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The Children’s Guild School of Baltimore

410 E. Jeffrey St.
Baltimore, MD 21225
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Our Philosophy: Transformation Education

The Children’s Guild Alliance is guided by Transformation Education (TranZed), an organizational philosophy that fosters a culture of flexibility. This culture creates management and staff who are agile thinkers. This assures children are treated as individuals and taught the way they learn best. TranZed infuses the beliefs and values of The Children’s Guild Alliance into the look of its physical environment, child-caring and educational approaches, the mindset of its employees, and its operating systems. The design of the physical environment and the approaches used to care for and educate children are based on the newest findings in neuroscience, and therefore creates an enriched, brain-compatible environment. This philosophy has been proven to:

  • Increase return to less restrictive environment
  • Increase ability to manage difficult children
  • Increase academic scores
  • Decrease child care worker, foster parent and teacher turnover rates
  • Decrease need for physical crisis intervention
  • Decrease time focused on crisis management
  • Decrease cost of deliberate destruction and damage

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The Children's Guild
The Children's Guild3 days ago

Promoting High Achievement!
Monarch Academy Global Laurel is usually on a waitlist but this Fall we have limited seats available for K-8th grade students.
Monarch Academy provides a school culture that produces students who think critically, problem solve creatively, become self-disciplined, know how...

The Children's Guild
The Children's Guild4 days ago

Explore, engage, experience at Monarch Preschool College Park!
Enrollment is now OPEN for children ages 3-5, offering year-round, part-time and full-time learning. Call us for an in-person or virtual tour (301)886-8929 or email us at engage@monarchpreschool.com

The Children's Guild
The Children's Guild6 days ago

Attention families who live in the Brock Bridge, Maryland City, and Jessup elementary schools attendance boundaries - Monarch Global Academy has rare seats available.
Monarch Global Academy Laurel offers an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and project-based learning where students gain a perspective on...

  Important Dates

November 6, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
2021 Kids First Celebration Honoring Dr. Andrew L. Ross
November 17, 2021, 5 p.m ET
Treatment Foster Care Informational Meeting
November 25, 2021
Thanksgiving Day–Headquarters and affiliates closed
December 24, 2021
Christmas Day (observed)—Headquarters and affiliates closed
December 31, 2021
New Year’s Day (observed)—Headquarters and affiliates closed