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Anne Arundel County Literacy Council, Inc.

Listing Last Update: April 30, 2019


80 West St.
Suite A
Annapolis, MD 21401

Primary Contact

Lisa Vernon

(410) 269-4419

Educational services

  • Reading and writing
  • To study for high school equivalency
  • English language
  • Math
  • Volunteer at a Program
  • Information about the GED Test

Program Overview

Established in 1977 to help improve adult literacy in Anne Arundel County, The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council (AACLC) has trained over 1,000 volunteer tutors who have assisted more than 2,000 students in improving their English literacy skills. There is no charge to the student for the books, one-on-one tutoring, or assessments they receive.

Individualized reading, writing and speaking English instruction is delivered by trained AACLC volunteer tutors using the Laubach Way to Reading, a proven and highly effective method with a strong emphasis on phonetics to boost successful learning. Trained math tutors are also available to help the student achieve their personal math goals, and for students pursuing a GED, tutors use the ProLiteracy Scoreboost series.

Mission Statement

The Literacy Council's mission is to change lives through literacy by providing free, effective, one-on-one instruction in reading, writing, math and speaking English to county residents 16 years of age or older who strive to improve their literacy skills.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

I am currently working with a 20 year old young man who dropped out of high school after the tenth grade. I cannot praise too highly the quality & quantity of support I receive from those in charge of AACLC: E-mails with suggestions for different techniques and new resources, seminars on specific topics, continuing training opportunities, and responses to e-mail queries within minutes. AACLC even sponsored a dinner party with a motivational speaker for students and tutors earlier this month.

When I started with this student, six months ago, he really couldn't read at all! Meeting twice a week and using the Laubach method prescribed by AACLC, he has completed Book 1 and is truly able to read fluently the materials provided with confidence. That AACLC provides all materials to students and tutors at no charge is amazing. The gift of the tools needed to learn to read truly enhances their value. My student and I are proud of his progress and look forward to broadening and refining his skills.

The AACLC has a very dedicated and passionate staff devoted to helping any individuals in the county needing literacy assistance. This dedication is matched by the volunteers who spend countless hours assisting in reading and sometimes in other skills necessary for success in life. The AACLC is an organization truly committed to improving our community and it deserves recognition for the long-term positive impact it has on both volunteers and students.

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