Association Members

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In 2013, we created a new entity, the TranZed Alliance, which encompasses all facets of our organization. This new name reflects the much larger entity we are today as we continue to expand in order to serve more children, families and child-serving organizations. The TranZed Alliance is an innovative organization dedicated to positively transforming young lives and the adults who serve them through a continuum of educational, behavioral health support, training and consultation services, and a national foundation. The TranZed Alliance is the parent organization for The Children’s Guild, Monarch Academy Public Charter Schools, the Upside Down Organization (UDO), the National At-Risk Education Network (NAREN) and The National Children’s Guild Fund.

The TranZed Alliance is guided by our organizational philosophy, Transformation Education (TranZed), that fosters organizational flexibility, thinking in context to the situation, and focusing on transforming how adults think and act toward children, rather than how children behave. The outcome is that the children we impact are more productive learners and discover a sense of hope for the future.

You will still be seeing the names you know, such as The Children’s Guild, Monarch Academy and UDO, but they are now affiliates of the TranZed Alliance and are working together to transform young lives.

University Partnerships

The Children’s Guild also enjoys strong university partnerships, and, as a result, is recognized as a professional development school. Through our mission to provide professional preparation to undergraduate and graduate students, these partnerships not only enhance student achievement, but also provide The Children’s Guild with another recruitment avenue for hiring qualified professionals.


The Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities (MANSEF) is a not-for-profit organization of 99 nonpublic special education facilities approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. These facilities, throughout Maryland, promote quality services for children and youth with disabilities. They serve more than 3,000 students between the ages of 2 and 21.

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