In 1990, when I was hired as the CEO of Children’s Place Association, I never imagined that 30 years later the organization would have grown to serve 6,000 children in Chicago and another 10,000 in 9 countries overseas –— and that I would have had the pleasure of passing the torch to a new CEO and a new generation of leaders.
Under CEO Cinaiya Stubbs’ visionary leadership, Children’s Place continues to build a better tomorrow for Chicago’s most vulnerable children. I am so encouraged to see Cinaiya and her team build on the foundation of the last three decades, and I’m eager to see where her vision takes us.
Through foster care and adoptions, early childhood education, supportive family housing, summer camp, case management, mental health services, international work with kids and families in Haiti, Kenya, Tanzania, and the Dominican Republic, and the launch of Child Thrive a year ago, Children’s Place Association champions the needs of children, youth and families whose life circumstances are anything but just and equitable.
Thousands of children here in Chicago and overseas face better futures because of our mission-focused Board members, staff and volunteers, and of course, our generous supporters and partners.
My role has changed—I’m a cheerleader and supporter, as many of you are. And I can’t wait to see what’s next!
Founding President & CEO (retired)
Children’s Place Association