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The Children’s Guild Alliance’s Kids First Celebration honors Dr. Andrew L. Ross

The Children’s Guild Alliance’s Kids First Celebration honors Dr. Andrew L. Ross

The Children’s Guild Alliance, a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations in Maryland and Washington, D.C., will hold its 2021 Kids First Celebration, an evening honoring Dr. Andrew L. Ross, senior advisor and former president and CEO. The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.

At the event, The Children’s Guild Alliance will present the 2021 Sadie Award to Ross for his 26 years of visionary leadership of The Children’s Guild Alliance and lifetime dedication to putting kids first and transforming the way America cares for and educates its children. The Sadie Award recognizes people who embody the organization’s spirit and vision of making the seemingly impossible possible.

Dr. Andrew L. Ross became president and CEO of The Children’s Guild in 1995. When Ross joined The Children’s Guild, the organization had two special education schools, one group home and a $6 million budget. Today, with over an $80 million budget, the organization serves close to 6,000 children through two special education schools, four charter/contract schools, three therapeutic group homes, a treatment foster care program and a behavioral health program that serves students in 90 schools throughout Maryland.

Ross was instrumental in developing TranZed Apprenticeships, returning preschool programming to The Children’s Guild Alliance and creating Transformation Education, which puts the needs of the child ahead of the needs of the adult and creates a culture of learning to meet the individualized learning styles of each child using brain-based learning methods.

For more information and sponsorships or tickets to The Kids First Celebration, visit KidsFirstAmerica.org.

The Children’s Guild Alliance Holds Virtual Hiring Fairs For Educators and Clinicians

The Children’s Guild Alliance Holds Virtual Hiring Fairs For Educators and Clinicians

The Children’s Guild Alliance, a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C., will conduct three virtual hiring fairs from March 24-26, 2021 for child-serving professionals seeking positions as teachers, teacher assistants, clinicians, school social workers and instructional and behavior coaches.

The hiring fairs will take place on three consecutive days:

  • Wednesday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET – Education Week K-12 Virtual Career Fair featuring The Children’s Guild Alliance
  • Friday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET

The Children’s Guild Alliance consists of more than 500 professionals in special education schools, charter and contract schools, clinic and school-based mental health services, therapeutic group homes and other programs. The organization serves thousands of youths, young adults and their families and works to transform how America cares for and educates its children.

To learn more and register for a virtual hiring fair, visit ChildrensGuild.org/join-our-team.

The Children’s Guild Alliance Featured on WJZ

The Children’s Guild Alliance Featured on WJZ

Baltimore’s WJZ featured on their evening news on March 3, 2021, “Children’s Guild Works To Provide Students With Unique Ways To Learn, Boost Success In The Classroom,” with interviews from Jenny Livelli, incoming President and CEO;  Julie Hummer, The Children’s Guild Alliance Board member, who is the parent of an 8th grader at Monarch Academy Global Laurel, and a parent of a graduate of Monarch Academy Glen Burnie; and Jamie Wilson, Clinical Supervisor for The Children’s Guild. The segment highlighted our unique educational and mental health approach, as students return to in-classroom learning. 
 

The article noted:

Not every student flourishes in school. Some need a different approach to learning tailored to their needs that goes beyond books and traditional classroom instruction.
 
That’s where the Children’s Guild comes in.
 
The nonprofit organization is being led by Jenny Livelli, its first female CEO and President.

 
She said their program gives students in Maryland and Washington, D.C., a chance to learn through hands-on and project-based learning at four charter schools and two special needs schools.

 

“It’s not just sitting and receiving education, it’s actually becoming part of the learning process,” Livelli said.

Watch the video and read the article.

NBA All-Star, Russell Westbrook, Spreads Holiday Cheer to The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School

NBA All-Star, Russell Westbrook, Spreads Holiday Cheer to The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School

Smiles and shouts of glee abounded at The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School when NBA All-Star Washington Wizards Point Guard Russell Westbrook along with the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation selected our school to host its first Washington, D.C., holiday drive-through event. Held on Dec. 21, the drive-through was created to ensure the safety of everyone in attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nearly 300 of our students in grades K-8 were gifted face masks, backpacks, and signed pairs of Westbook’s signature Jordon shoe. Students met Westbrook, who personally handed out the shoes, and new teammates Deni Avdija and Cassius Winston, who came by to show their support.

“This year has been tough for so many families across the country and giving back continues to be an enormous focus of mine. I’m so happy to be able to partner with The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School and give back to the community here in Washington, D.C. My goal is to continue to connect with the inner-city youth here to empower them to ask, ‘Why Not?’ when they’re told they can’t do something and inspire them to be the change they want to see in the world,” said Westbrook.

“The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School offers a unique, proven philosophy of education where children are valued and respected. Our mission to empower students for success in life aligns with that of the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation,” said Bryan Daniels, principal of The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School. “Receiving a new pair of shoes from an NBA star can make a world of difference in a child’s life. We thank Russell Westbrook and the Why Not? Foundation for recognizing our students and making their holidays brighter, especially this year, after they and their families have faced so many challenges and hardships.”

The mission of the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation is to inspire the lives of children, empower them to ask, “Why Not?” and teach them to never give up. The foundation is dedicated to supporting community-based education and family service programs while encouraging youth to believe in themselves. For more information, visit whynotfoundation.org (hyper link).

The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School offers an enriched physical environment combined with an arts-infused curriculum, a visual and performing arts program, hands-on project-based learning, character development, information and communication technology and a student support center. Located at 2146 24th Place NE in Washington, D.C., the school is an affiliate member of The Children’s Guild Alliance, a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations dedicated to transforming how America educates and cares for its children through education, behavioral health and national training and consultation services. For more information, visit tcgdc.org

The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School Holds Virtual Open Houses

The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School Holds Virtual Open Houses

The Children’s Guild District of Columbia Public Charter School (TCGDC) will hold virtual open houses for prospective students living in the District entering kindergarten through eighth grade in the fall of 2021. Families will have the chance to meet the staff and virtually tour the school.

Virtual open houses will take place on various Wednesdays, December through February:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 6, from 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 10, from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 5 to 6 p.m.

To attend an open, RSVP at tcgdc.org.

Families may apply to the District of Columbia Public Charter School at www.myschooldc.org or call 202-774-5442, ext. 3428. The application deadline is March 1, 2021.

“The Children’s Guild District of Columbia Public Charter School offers a unique, proven philosophy of education and welcome families looking for a place where children are valued and respected,” said Bryan Daniels, principal of TCGDC. “We are excited for our new Visual & Performing Arts Program launching in the 2021-22 school year which will engage students in focused arts instruction of various art mediums to include: vocal and instrumental music, dance, visual art, drama/theatre/creative writing, and coding/engineering.”

In additional to arts integration, TCGDC offers an enriched physical environment combined with hands-on project-based learning, character development, information and communication technology and a student support center. When school is in-person, bus transportation for students is also available from home and before/after school care facilities.

For more information about the school, visit www.tcgdc.org.