Anne Arundel County Literacy Council
- Education & Literacy
- Immigrants & Refugees
Location80 West St., STE AAnnapolis, MD 21401 United States
AACLC provides free literacy, math, GED, and ESL tutoring for low-income county adults desiring to improve their skills. Volunteer tutors are trained and then provided with ongoing support and quarterly workshops opportunities. Once trained, tutors meet with their students for 2 hours per week at county libraries or other public locations.
All low-income county adults desiring to improve their literacy, math, or English skills can receive free and individualized instruction from trained volunteer tutors.
Flexibility: Students receive individualized instruction, learn at their own pace, and can adjust their meeting time/place when needed. Instruction occurs in public locations throughout the county, including all 17 county libraries, with convenient day, evening, or weekend options to help students who need flexible scheduling to accommodate their work and family obligations.
Staffing: AACLC leverages the skills and talents of hundreds of adult literacy and math volunteers. They are trained to teach adults in our tutoring program and receive ongoing training and support from mentors, student and tutor coordinators, and participation in quarterly math and literacy workshops. AACLC has received the 2012 - 2020 Top-Rated Great Nonprofit Awards for their 156 5-star reviews from volunteers and students.
Impact: In 2019 AACLC served 390 adults, with personal goals ranging from getting a GED, finding a job or better-paying job, reading to their children or helping them with their homework, becoming a U.S. citizen, or living independently. AACLC now offers math/GED tutoring and ten AACLC students have achieved their GEDs since 2017.