Grant Awarded to Family Services to Support Adult English Literacy Across Montgomery County

Date: Jun 30, 2017

MCAEL Announces $1,120,000 in Grant Awards for FY18 
20 Organizations Receive Funds to Support Adult English Literacy in Montgomery County 

ROCKVILLE, MD – June 30, 2017 – The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL), announces the award of $1,120,000 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 20 organizations will receive grant support from MCAEL, for 25 adult English literacy programs. Recommendations for funding were made by a 14-member volunteer Grant Review Panel, composed of community members. FY18 grant recipients are, in alphabetical order: 

Ana A. Brito Foundation, Inc. 
Bender Jewish Community Center 
Briggs Center for Faith and Action 
CASA de Maryland 
Catholic Charities 
Chinese Culture and Community Service Center 
Community Ministries of Rockville 
Community Services Foundation 
Covenant Life Church 
Family Services, Inc. 
George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy 
Housing Opportunity Community Partners 
Identity Inc. 
Impact Silver Spring 
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. FY18 grant awards are detailed in the “Grant Awards for FY18” page available on the MCAEL website at

About MCAEL 
MCAEL is a community coalition of public, nonprofit, and business partners that support more than 60 adult ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and literacy service programs, 1,500 instructors and staff, and over 15,000 adult learners. Together, the Coalition works to strengthen the community by helping adults gain the English literacy skills needed to reach their potential as parents, workers and community members. For more information, please visit website at


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