MCAEL Announces $1.19M in Grant Awards FY19

20 Organizations Receive Funds to Support Adult English Literacy in Montgomery County

ROCKVILLE, MD – July 10, 2018 – The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL), announces the award of $1,190,000 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 27 adult English literacy programs. Recommendations for funding were made by a 13-member volunteer Grant Review Panel, composed of community members. FY19 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
  • Covenant Life Church
  • Ethiopian Community Center*
  • Family Services, Inc.

*  New FY19 Partner   

  • George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy
  • Identity Inc.
  • Impact Silver Spring
  • International Rescue Committee*
  • Literacy Council of Montgomery County
  • MCPS Educational Foundation
  • Rockville Seniors, Inc.
  • Seneca Creek Community Church
  • Service Workers Training and Education Partnership*
  • 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. Click Here for detailed  FY19 grant awards


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, employees, and community members. 


Monday, July 9, 2018 - 20:00

Donate to MCAELFinda an ESOL Class with MCAELMCAEL Meetings and Workshops for Providers and InstructorsJoin the MCAEL Mailing ListMCAEL Calendar of EventsFind a Job or Volunteer with MCAEL