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Jul

18

2017

Provider Opportunity
MCAEL is seeking a new board representative from an adult English literacy provider. Please review the provider board member description and if you are... read more

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... read more

Jun

23

2017

Summer 2017 ESOL Classes
Catholic Charities:     Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center:      ... read more

Jun

09

2017

3rd Annual MCAEL Meeting
MCAEL is in the third year of holding its annual meeting, where board, staff and coalition members come together to share updates and discuss the future of ESOL... read more

Jun

09

2017

MCAEL Turns 10!
MCAEL celebrated the 10 th anniversary of its official start as a nonprofit last month. Thanks to former MCAEL board chair Josh Jeffries and his wife... read more

Jun

05

2017

Summer GED ESOL and Test Prep Classes
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May

10

2017

2017 MCAEL Annual Meeting
  Wednesday, May 17 6:00pm-6:30pm networking time 6:30pm-7:15pm meeting   ... read more

Apr

28

2017

Montgomery College Programs
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Apr

26

2017

A Community Roundtable for Organizing
Dilemmas, Strategies, and Action Plans Recent policy changes on the national stage threaten to unravel the regulatory and... read more

Apr

18

2017

MCAEL Network Dialogue with Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger
MCAEL invites you to a special Coalition Meeting we have arranged for all adult English literacy providers, staff and instructors  in Montgomery County: A... read more

Apr

05

2017

MCAEL 4th Annual Grown-Up Spelling Bee
Ready, Set, S-p-e-l-l! MCAEL’s 4th ANNUAL GROWN-UP SPELLING BEE FOR ADULT ENGLISH LITERACY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017 Cocktail... read more

Feb

16

2017

FY 2018 Community Grants Panel
Help Determine Funding for Adult English Literacy Classes in Montgomery County   We need your assistance!  The success... read more

Jan

30

2017

MCAEL FY18 Grants Information Session
Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Bender Jewish Community Center   MCAEL will host an information session about... read more

Jan

15

2017

Additional Grant Funding FY17
On the recommendation of members of the FY17 Grant Review Panel, MCAEL will be providing additional grant funding to: 1) Catholic Charities, to support childcare... read more

Dec

05

2016

Education Committee Report 2016
Watch the video telecast here .   Twice a year, MCAEL has the opportunity to update the Montgomery County Council Education... read more

Nov

17

2016

Stand Up for the #MontgomeryWay!
Join County Executive Ike Leggett, Montgomery County MD Council, other public officials, faith leaders and community members to Stand Up for the  #... read more

Nov

16

2016

A Special Post Election Message
    Dear MCAEL Community:   In the wake of the difficult election season we have all experienced, I am writing... read more

Aug

30

2016

Adult ESOL Fair September 30th
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Jul

08

2016

MCAEL Announces $1,010,000 in Grant Awards - 18 Organizations Receive Funds...
ROCKVILLE, MD – July 8 – The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL), announces the award of $1,010,000 in grants to support... read more

Jul

01

2016

MCAEL selected for 2016-17 Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy
ROCKVILLE, MD – July 1, 2016 – MCAEL is honored to be selected for the 2016-17 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington as one of the... read more

Jun

17

2016

Instructor position - Rockville Senior Center English Program
The Rockville Senior Center English Program in Rockville, Maryland is seeking an enthusiastic instructor for the basic, beginning English class that meets Monday... read more

Jun

15

2016

MCAEL Provider Meeting #6: June 2016
MCAEL Provider Meeting #6: June 2016     June 15, 2016 (MCAEL Staff & Guest Speakers)     Info:... read more

May

20

2016

MCAEL Instructor Workshop: Closing & Evaluating Lessons
MCAEL Instructor Workshop: Closing & Evaluating Lessons     May 20, 2016 (Monica Handyside)     Info:... read more

May

18

2016

2016 MCAEL Annual Meeting
Join is at  MCAEL's Annual Meeting with coalition members, providers, staff and board. This is a great opportunity for MCAEL Board members to talk with... read more

May

12

2016

MAACCE Annual Spring Conference
Join MAACCE on May 12-13, 2016 for theirr Annual Conference – All Hands On Deck!.  Location: The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute,... read more

May

04

2016

MCAEL Provider Meeting #5: May 2016
May 04, 2016 (MCAEL Staff & Guest Speakers)     Info: 1:00pm-3:00pm    Meet with fellow ESOL provider staff... read more

Apr

19

2016

MCAEL 3rd Annual Grown-Up Spelling Bee
Rockville, MD – April 18, 2016- The pressure is on for Holy Cross Health to retain its role as the Spelling Bee Champion of Montgomery County when... read more

Mar

30

2016

MCAEL Board
Interested in joining an organization that is critical to the future of Montgomery County? The success of a community rests on the ability of its members... read more

Mar

21

2016

30 days away - MCAEL''s 3rd Annual Grown-Up Spelling Bee
We're officially 30 days away from the MCAEL Grown-Up Spelling Bee! This year we have new additions to the bee: Letter sponsorships are available... read more

Feb

24

2016

Adult English Literacy: Mapping the Diversity of Needs
  ROCKVILLE, MD – February, 22, 2016 – A MCAEL and CountyStat collaboration yields a new tool to map, analyze and understand the... read more

Feb

19

2016

MCAEL 3rd Annual Grown-Up Spelling Bee
  MCAEL is proud to announce the Third Annual Grown-Up Spelling Bee for Adult English Literacy.   ... read more

Feb

09

2016

MCAEL Community Grants Panel 2016
Help determine funding for Adult English Literacy Classes The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy is seeking professionals and community... read more

Jan

15

2016

Special Coalition Presentation
In December MCAEL had its' semi-annual visit to the County Council Education Committee. The coalition was asked to report on the need for ESL in Montgomery... read more

Dec

18

2015

MCAEL Announces $12,900 in Mid-Year Grant Awards to Support Adult English...
ROCKVILLE, MD – December, 18 –  MCAEL is issuing this one time, mid-year Request for Proposal to support Adult English Literacy Programs in... read more

Nov

05

2015

County Delegation on Four-Day County “Sister City” Trip to El Salvador
For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 5, 2015 A delegation of 36 County residents will leave on a four-day trip to El Salvador on November 7-10 as... read more

Sep

22

2015

Celebrate Adult Education & Family Literacy Week 2015
Weak English Can Prevent Calling 911  Thousands of Montgomery County Adults Await English Language Training Montgomery... read more

Jun

19

2015

MCAEL NAMES STAFF FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTORS
Building Capacity and Quality ESOL Programming a Top Priority Rockville, MD – June 18 – Continuing the county’s commitment to... read more

Jun

17

2015

MCAEL Announces $950,000 in Grant Awards to Support Adult English Literacy...
ROCKVILLE, MD – June, 17 – The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL), announces the award of $950,000 in grants to support... read more

May

28

2015

WATESOL Call for Proposals
  Annual Fall Convention 2015 Embracing Tradition & Innovation Saturday &  Sunday, October 17-18,... read more

May

14

2015

Montgomery Council reaches agreement on FY16 County operating budget
The Montgomery County Council today reached agreement on a $5.07 billion total County operating budget for Fiscal Year 2016. The budget reflects a 1.7 percent... read more

Apr

28

2015

Professional Development Grant Award
  Deadline Extended to May 8th!   The Maryland TESOL Professional Development (PD) Grant is a small grants program that... read more

Apr

28

2015

Instead Of Party - MCAEL GrownUp Spelling Bee
Mother Nature may have been a buzz-kill in March, but the party will still go on in April! MCAEL invites you to our "Instead-Of" happy-hour to... read more

Apr

22

2015

Free Webinar - Using the ELD 2.0 Framework to Improve Instructional Programs...
Using the ELD 2.0 Framework to Improve Instructional Programs for ELs  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER   read more

Apr

13

2015

MCAEL RELEASES FY14 DATABOOK
Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL) Reports 12% Increase in ESL Learner Enrollment Rockville, MD – April 13 – A... read more

Mar

26

2015

MCAEL is Hiring - ESOL Program & Instructional Coordinator
MCAEL is hiring an ESOL Program & Instructional Coordinator. The job adverstisementsfor these positions are here .  Please share these positions... read more

Mar

23

2015

MCAEL looking for Grant Panel Members - Apply Now!
MCAEL looking for Grant Panel Members - Apply Now! The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy ( www.mcael.org ) is seeking professionals... read more

Feb

09

2015

El nuevo programa de acción diferida del Presidente Obama
El 20 de noviembre, el Presidente Obama anunció un nuevo programa conocido como Acción Diferida para Padres de Estadounidenses y Residentes... read more

Feb

09

2015

President Obama’s New Deferred Action Program
On November 20, President Obama announced a new program - Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). The program is for... read more

Dec

18

2014

MCAEL is Hiring - 2 positions, apps. due by 1/9/15
MCAEL is hiring an ESOL Program Specialist and a Communications and Out reach Coordinator.  The job adverstisementsfor these positions are here .... read more

Oct

27

2014

Save the date to BEE there
  Save the Date – Thursday March 5, 2015, 6:30 pm Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver... read more

Sep

30

2014

MCAEL & Mont. County highlighted in Brookings Report
MCAEL and Montgomery County were cited as an example of local governments that fund adult English literacy education.  The recently released Brookings... read more

Sep

30

2014

MCAEL went "Literacy Green" for Adult Ed and Family Literacy Week
MCAEL participated in the "Literacy Green" social media campaign with MAACCE for the week of September 22nd. Like MCAEL on Facebook at  -... read more

Sep

04

2014

MCAEL NAMES STAFF FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTORS
MCAEL NAMES STAFF FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTORS   Increase in Adults Attending English Language Classes  Continues in Montgomery... read more

Sep

02

2014

Building Health Literacy Organizations: A Guide to Achieving Organizational...
From Proliteracy resources:    "A new resource titled Building Health Literacy Organizations: A Guide to Achieving Organizational... read more

Aug

26

2014

MCAEL Compendium of TESOL Workshops, Certificates and Degrees
MCAEL staff is often asked "Where can I go for additional education in the field of ESOL/Adult Education?" This summer, Shreya, MCAEL's fantastic... read more

Aug

08

2014

MCAEL Fall Professional Development Institute
MCAEL Fall Professional Development Institute   The foundation of a strong literacy community is a professional network of adult educators and... read more

Jun

17

2014

MCAEL Announces $910, 000 in Grants to Support Adult English Literacy in...
MCAEL Announces $910, 000 in Grants to Support Adult English Literacy in Montgomery County   ROCKVILLE, MD – The Montgomery Coalition for... read more

Jun

03

2014

MCAEL is Hiring - Instructional Specialist P/T - Apply Now.
MCAEL Instructional Specialist (Part-time)      June 02, 2014       Instructional Specialist Job... read more

Jun

01

2014

MCAEL June Provider Meeting: Libraries, Networking and Resource-Sharing
Join us for MCAEL's June Provider Meeting: Libraries, Networking and Resource-Sharing      June 03, 2014, 1pm- 3pm   ... read more

May

16

2014

Great opportunity - MCAEL Seeking Communications Intern
Title: Volunteer Communications Intern (Part-Time 2-4 hours/week)(reports to Executive Director)       Position Overview ... read more

Apr

23

2014

Apply for MCAEL DB Financial Award - Register for MAACCE Conference -
MAACCE Conference  and  MCAEL Professional Development Financial Awards for Conference Fees   The  MAACCE conference... read more

Apr

07

2014

MCAEL Accepting Grant Applications: Deadline Tuesday April 15th
MCAEL Accepting Grant Applications  for FY15 English classes and programs   Deadline is Tuesday, April 15th, 2014, 4pm. (Contact... read more

Apr

04

2014

MCAEL hiring Instructional Specialist
MCAEL Instructional Specialist (Part-time) Instructional Specialist Job Ad Reports to:  Executive Director Status: Part-Time (15-20... read more

Mar

20

2014

Tickets are selling fast, buy yours today....
  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mcaels-grown-up-spelling-bee-to-support-literacy-tickets-10742459987     Join Us for... read more

Mar

20

2014

Become a tutor with LCMC!
200 ADULT LEARNERS ON WAITING LIST FOR TUTORS     The Literacy Council of Montgomery County will hold an information session for... read more

Feb

18

2014

Join Us for a Spelling Bee to Support Adult English Literacy
      Please Save the Date to join MCAEL and the network of adult English literacy programs in Montgomery County for the... read more

Feb

07

2014

MCAEL looking for Grant Panel Members - Apply Now!
The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (www.mcael.org) is seeking professionals passionate about literacy to serve on the MCAEL Community... read more

Feb

04

2014

FY14 RFP Released
FY14 RFPs Released for English Literacy Grants   In partnership with Montgomery County Government, MCAEL is pleased to continue to support Adult... read more

Jan

16

2014

Save the Date RFP Meeting for literacy programs
Save the Date MCAEL Upcoming Release of RFPs  Program Grants and Literacy Access Grants   Join us on Wednesday, February 5th... read more

Jan

10

2014

COABE Scholarships Available & Conference on East Coast this year
COABE is in Pittsburgh in March!  " Join us in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 16-19, 2014, for what promises to be another outstanding... read more

Nov

22

2013

WAMU 4 part series on adult education
Check out the four part series from Kavitha Cardonza on adult Education in the area! Turning The Page On Illiteracy, Adults Go Back To Class ... read more

Nov

19

2013

Applications being accepted for the More Learning, Less Teaching Workshop in...
MCAEL Instructor Workshop: More Learning, Less Teaching      January 11, 2014 (Alice-Ann Menjivar and Shirley Thompson)   ... read more

Nov

15

2013

All are welcome at December MCAEL Provider Meeting - GED, Workforce, Citizenship
MCAEL Provider Meeting: Talking about Transitions from ESOL: GED, Workforce and the Community      December 11, 2013     ... read more

Nov

08

2013

Wrap for Literacy - Give the Gift of Literacy this Holiday Season
Give the Gift of Literacy this Holiday Season   Volunteer with MCAEL and shop at Barnes and Noble as we Wrap for Literacy!   ... read more

Oct

08

2013

MCAEL Provider Meeting: Defining the Adult Learner Population in Montgomery...
  Join us for our meeting on October 09, 2013, 1pm - 3pm     At this meeting, providers will explore the National Reporting... read more

Aug

30

2013

Opportunities for ESL teachers to work with the Montgomery County Office of...
Opportunities for ESL teachers to work with the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS)   The role of... read more

Jul

12

2013

Webinar: A Skills Strategy Within Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Webinar: A Skills Strategy Within  Comprehensive Immigration Reform  Monday, July 29 12:00-1:30 pm ET Register Now!... read more

Jun

13

2013

Join MCAEL at Bethesda Big Train Baseball Game
Fun, Free, and Friday night - MCAEL has some tickets left for the Bethesda Big Train  http://www.bigtrain.org/  baseball game this Friday June 14,at... read more

Jun

11

2013

MCAEL Announces $650,000 in Grants to Support Adult English Literacy
PRESS RELEASE June 11, 2013   CONTACT: Kathryn E. Stevens, Executive Director 301-881-1136 kstevens@mcael.org  ... read more

May

31

2013

What your gift to MCAEL on June 6 can do - Open Doors for all
Do More 24. Learning English Opens Doors. One Day. Our Community.   24 reasons to support English Literacy.   ... read more

May

29

2013

Do More 24: Learning English Opens Doors
Three great things MCAEL wants to share with you.      First, on June 6 I ask you to take a minute out of your day to show your... read more

Mar

14

2013

MCAEL Provider Meeting Rescheduled
  MCAEL Provider Meeting Rescheduled  Topic: Request for Proposals for FY14 and Creating Amazing Budgets     Friday, March... read more

Feb

27

2013

FY14 RFPs Released for English Literacy Grants
In partnership with Montgomery County Government, MCAEL is pleased to continue to support Adult English literacy services in FY14 through two distinct grant... read more

Feb

19

2013

MCAEL looking for Grant Panel Members - Apply Now!
  The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (www.mcael.org) is seeking professionals passionate about literacy to serve on the MCAEL... read more

Feb

11

2013

Can nonprofit organizations boost a regional economy?
MCAEL was featured in an article in the Washington Post today  . The article focuses on a report "Beyond Charity: Nonprofit Business in... read more

Nov

30

2012

Volunteer Wrap for Literacy with MCAEL and shop at Barnes and Noble
  Give the Gift of Literacy this Holiday Season   Volunteer with MCAEL and shop at Barnes and Noble as we  Wrap for... read more

Nov

27

2012

Leaders for Literacy, was a huge success!
  The first ever coalition fundraiser, Leaders for Literacy, was a huge success!   Check out photos at... read more

Nov

20

2012

Wrap for Literacy with MCAEL - 3 locations - Sign up Now!
Give the Gift of Literacy this Holiday Season Volunteer with MCAEL and shop at Barnes and Noble as we Wrap for Literacy   MCAEL... read more

Nov

13

2012

Leaders for Literacy Press Release
  Literacy Event of the Year: Bringing together Students, Partners,County Officials & Supporters FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   ... read more

Oct

16

2012

Literacy Fundraiser of the Year with Thomas E Perez
  Literacy Fundraiser of the Year!   Funds raised will go to individual English language programs &  MCAEL. Help Build a... read more

Oct

05

2012

MCAEL Offering Stipends via Dr. Deborah Bhattacharyya Professional...
  MCAEL will offer a few stipends for individuals to attend the WATESOL Fall Convention 2012 or other professional development events listed on... read more

Sep

12

2012

DC Public Library Adult Literacy Book Donation open to Montgomery County
The Adult Literacy Resource Center at the DC Public Library is partnering with Solas Nua (a nonprofit which works to support Irish Arts in the District) and the... read more

Sep

12

2012

Learn More about the National Immigrant Integration Conference
MCAEL wanted to extend this message from CASA de Maryland who is coordinating the National Immigrant Integration Conference this year. This is an exciting local... read more

Aug

31

2012

Call for nominations for Provider Seats on the MCAEL Board!
Call for nominations for Provider Seats on the MCAEL Board!   This is your chance to be a part of the exciting times with the coalition. MCAEL... read more

Jun

13

2012

FY13 Grant Awards Announcements
  The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy announces the award of $525,000 in grants to support adult English literacy programs across... read more

Jun

04

2012

New Executive Director - Kathy Stevens
  Kathy Stevens has joined MCAEL as its new executive director! Stevens has devoted her career and volunteer work to higher education and nonprofits.... read more

Feb

24

2012

FY13 RFPs Released for English Literacy Grants
  In partnership with Montgomery County Government, MCAEL is pleased to continue to support Adult English literacy services in FY13 through two... read more

Feb

07

2012

MCAEL seeks Grant Panel Members
The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (www.mcael.org) is seeking professionals passionate about literacy to serve on the MCAEL Community Grants... read more

Jan

20

2012

MCAEL Awards to Attend Spring Events and Conferences
  Dr. Deborah Bhattacharyya Professional Development Award Fund Awards are available to attend local conferences and events through the Dr.... read more

Jan

20

2012

MCAEL Instructor Workshops
  These workshops and professional development opportunities have been developed based on the requests of the instructors in MCAEL’s network and... read more

Jan

20

2012

MCAEL Spring Provider Workshops
    The Provider Meeting Schedule has been created based on the requests of the providers in MCAEL’s network and the guidance of the... read more

Dec

01

2011

Sign Up for Wrap for Literacy with MCAEL
Give the Gift of Literacy this Holiday Season Volunteer with MCAEL and shop at Barnes and Noble as we Wrap for Literacy! MCAEL needs 15 more volunteers...... read more

Dec

01

2011

Sign Up Now - More Learning Workshop in January
More Learning, Less Teaching     January 21st and 28th 2012 (2-day training), Saturdays, 9:00-4:00pm    MCAEL is... read more

Dec

01

2011

December Provider Meeting - Resource Sharing - Dec 8th
December 08, 2011, 10:00am - 12:00 Noon   Come One, Come all to the annual swap shop and resource sharing provider and instructor meeting! Provider... read more

Oct

13

2011

MCAEL Seeks Executive Director
The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL) seeks an experienced executive director to provide strong leadership and work with all stakeholders... read more

Oct

12

2011

MCAEL Board Seats Available
The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL), www.mcael.org, invites you to submit a candidate application to join the MCAEL board.... read more

Aug

01

2011

MCAEL Launches New Website
MCAEL is excited to launch this new website and to share new features such as a multimedia Stories page and Provider and Instructor e-libraries.  We invite... read more

Jul

07

2011

MCAEL FY12 Grants for Adult English Literacy
The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy announces the award of more than $500,000 in grants to support adult English literacy programs across... read more

Apr

06

2011

MCAEL Testifies on Behalf of Literacy to County
On April 6th, MCAEL presented testimony to the Montgomery County Council. Click here to view the testimony  and read a sampling of the letters MCAEL... read more

Apr

01

2011

Fun, Food and Farewell!
Support literacy programs and enjoy a fun time with family and friends - join us anytime between 5-9pm on April 11th at Austin Grill in Rockville.  View... read more

Mar

01

2011

MCAEL Named Outstanding Literacy Coalition
MCAEL was featured from October 2010 through March 2011 as an outstanding literacy coalition by the national organization, Literacy Powerline. Read... read more

Feb

09

2011

Pledge 25 and Fight Poverty
MCAEL is one of a handful of organizations being recognized for our efforts to reduce poverty, as part of the Montgomery County’s Pledge 25... read more

Jan

20

2011

MCAEL Supporters Speak Out for Literacy
MCAEL Partners Speak Out on FY12 Budget In January 2011, literacy supporters responded to MCAEL’s request to write to the County Executive and... read more

Dec

20

2010

Wrap for Literacy – a Success!
Thank you to our all-star team of more than 30 volunteers who helped wrap gifts for two days at Barnes and Noble in Bethesda and Gaithersburg. Thank you for... read more

Sep

28

2010

State of Literacy Released
Today in Montgomery County, one in seven residents is limited in their ability to communicate in English, and more than 80,000 adults lack the basic literacy... read more

Sep

22

2010

Literacy Scroll Comes to Washington D.C.
MCAEL Joins National Organizations to Deliver Literacy Scroll to Washington On September 22 nd , MCAEL joined a delegation in Washington that... read more

Sep

01

2010

County Executive Ike Leggett Signs Literacy Scroll
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and members of the MCAEL coalition gathered for a signing of the  Declaration of the Right to Literacy Scroll.... read more

Aug

28

2010

IQ Solutions Employee Bookdrive for Literacy
IQ Solutions, a Rockville-based information, communications, and education firm whose motto is Knowledge Improves Lives, recently embraced the cause of... read more

Jun

30

2010

Gazette Highlights English Needs in County
The Gazette featured MCAEL in a a story on adult English learners and the unmet need for services in the County.  Read the article here . read more
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