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

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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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Transformation Education

Discover our highly acclaimed educational philosophy supporting the whole child.
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Our innovation schools utilize Transformation Education to enhance student success.
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 Our Locations

Administrative Headquarters

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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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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The Children’s Guild: Transformation Academy

6802 McClean Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21234
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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 Guild2 days ago

The Children's Guild is using an innovative and flexible Transformation Education philosophy to educate the total child. There’s still time for you to spark big change for the local communities that The Children’s Guild serves through its schools and programs. Support our year-end campaign! Donate...

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The Children's Guild3 days ago

December is Universal Human Rights Month, a time for The Children’s Guild along with people around the world to join together and stand up for the rights and dignity of all individuals. Some things that you can do to celebrate are: reread the Bill of...

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The Children's Guild5 days ago

Thank you for your support on Giving Tuesday!
There’s still time for you to spark big change for the local communities that The Children’s Guild serves through its schools and programs. Support our year-end campaign! Donate here: https://bit.ly/3x5fYhl

  Important Dates

December 24, 2021
Christmas Day (observed)—Headquarters and affiliates closed
December 31, 2021
New Year’s Day (observed)—Headquarters and affiliates closed