December 11, 2012
Baltimore Reads is an excellent organization working hard to fight illiteracy in Baltimore City. With locations all over the city and free classes in basic adult literacy, GED and more, it offers convenient opportunities for people to further their education. But Baltimore Reads' greatest asset is its passionate and dedicated staff and leaders. Rachel is the best kind of idealist, so delighted by enthusiasm and constantly seeking ways to improve and expand Baltimore Reads' programming. Mr. Dabney, one of the teachers, forges strong relationships with his students and shows a sort of quiet excitement and love for his work. I volunteered through my university's service-learning partnership and met some of the students in one of Mr. Dabney's GED classes. Though we were newcomers coming into their classroom, one of the students mentioned to one of my classmates that she knew she could trust us because Mr. Dabney had brought us in, and she trusted him and his judgment. BRI is an organization strong to the core, supported by the passion of all those involved.
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