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Anne Arundel County Literacy Council, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Educational Services, Ethnic & Immigrant Centers, Human Services, Immigration, Literacy, Remedial Reading & Encouragement

Mission: We are a volunteer, 501(c)3 organization that provides free, individualized, one-on-one literacy, math and ESL instruction to adults and out-of-school youth with low-level literacy skills in Anne Arundel County.

Results: There were 216 active tutor/student matches during 2015. Also, 81 new tutors and 3 assessors were trained during this time.

Target demographics: low-income adults and out-of-school youth in Anne Arundel County, MD

Direct beneficiaries per year: 216 adults and out-of-school youth throughout Anne Arundel County.

Geographic areas served: Anne Arundel County, MD

Programs: We provide free, individualized, one-on-one literacy and math instruction for low-income adults and out-of-school youth in our county.

Community Stories

114 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Anne Arundel County Literacy Council (AACLC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to working with adults and teenagers (not in school) to improve their reading, math, or English skills. I joined AACLC in April 2016 as a volunteer reading tutor. I currently work with a single mother of two school-aged children who wants to improve her reading skills. One of her major goals is to enroll in Anne Arundel Community College. My student is hard-working and committed to achieving her goals. Since we began working together in June 2016, I have seen such an improvement in her reading and comprehension of many reading materials. She has more confidence in herself and is proud of the achievements she has made thus far. Not only has my student benefited from the program, but I get great pleasure in working with her and seeing the improvements. In helping her, I am "giving back," and that makes me feel good. The director, tutor and student coordinators, assessors, and all those involved with AACLC are there for the volunteers with materials, help, answers to questions, suggestions, and whatever the volunteers need to be successful. This organization is critical in helping those in the county who want to improve their reading skills, get their GED's, get better jobs, or enroll in college. I am so fortune to be a part of AACLC.Lois Crawley

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am happy to be a part of such a well-run organization and do my part to help literacy in the US.

lavernon

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have donated over 40 hours per week to the Literacy Council for the past year because what our program offers to our community is real and life-changing, and because I know we are making a positive difference in our community. As Director, I see the success stories every day, and have the privilege of working alongside over 140 talented, dedicated tutors, staff and board members. Our free, individualized literacy tutoring for adults and out-of-school youth helps individuals achieve their personal goals, such as pursuing a GED, getting a better job, obtaining a drivers license, reading and filling out job applications, etc. Achieving their goals not only empowers the student, but also improves the lives of their family and our community as well. This has been an extremely rewarding experience!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer with the Anne Arundel County Literacy Council. I am a tutor, and have also supported both training and assessment efforts. I was drawn to this organization for several reasons, foremost among those being the emphasis on reading and literacy and service to a population who often have no where else to turn for this free-to-them service. I am very pleased with the caliber of the volunteer organization. People are committed, work hard, and stay focused on the needs of our students. There is a focus on continuous improvement, and the leadership is selfless and striving to improve the tutoring service as well as the development of the tutors' abilities to meet the needs of students.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a new literacy tutor and am very happy with the excellent training we received from the Literacy Council and have been pleased with the efficiency and organizational skills of this group. I am very pleased to be included among the trained tutors. This is a critical organization for the people in our community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer board member. The work of the literacy Council is urgently needed in our county as well as other counties in our State. It helps to improve the lives of the students and their families. It improves their self esteem, helps them to get better jobs and is a pathway to higher earnings and a better standard of living. It is a winning situation for all. The highest of praise goes to the individuals who tutor the people who are in need of reading skills for they are truly angels to the students and their community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a volunteer tutor with the Anne Arundel Literacy Council. I have worked with the same student for two years. The director and other professionals in this non-profit organization are efficient, helpful and encouraging to those of us who work directly with adult non-readers. My student was relieved to find a place where he could work with a knowledgeable, caring tutor in private; that he did not have to be embarrassed within a group setting; and that there was no testing -- just his own initiative to learn. His outlook on his place in the world has changed. He has proudly measured his own achievement.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am pleased with AACLC email newsletter and volunteer, fundraising, and other updates. Recently, a administrative assistance volunteer opportunity was published, and I inquired. A volunteer meeting at my local library was also good and informational. I made connections and we shared common interests. I believe this organization to be valuable.