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Friday, July 8, 2016

MCAEL Announces $1,010,000 in Grant Awards - 18 Organizations Receive Funds to Support Adult English Literacy in Montgomery County

ROCKVILLE, MD – July 8 – The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL), announces the award of $1,010,000 in grants to support adult English literacy programs across Montgomery County. Funding for the grants is provided in partnership with the Montgomery County Government, with the support of County Executive Leggett and the Montgomery County Council.

A total of 18 organizations will receive grant support from MCAEL, for 23 adult English literacy programs.  Recommendations for funding were made by a 13-member volunteer Grant Review Panel, composed of community members.  FY17 grant recipients are, in alphabetical order:


Ana A. Brito Foundation, Inc.

Briggs Center for Faith and Action

CASA de Maryland

Catholic Charities

Chinese Culture and Community Service Center

Community Ministries of Rockville

Covenant Life Church

Family Services, Inc.

George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy

Housing Opportunity Community Partners

Identity Inc.

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

Literacy Council of Montgomery County

MCPS Educational Foundation

Muslim Community Center

Rockville Seniors, Inc.

Seneca Creek Community Church

Vietnamese American Services


The objective of MCAEL’s grants program is to increase the availability of adult English literacy services offered to diverse populations, and to improve the quality of those services in the county. FY17 grant awards are detailed in the “Grant Awards for FY17” page available on the MCAEL website at www.mcael.org/facts-and-data.

"Literacy is important to Montgomery County because it allows individuals to speak, read and understand and be heard and be understood.  Literacy promotes communication which is critical to success."
Mary Ngo
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