Do you want to learn to read?
Or help others learn to read?



Levar Burton inspirational quote about reading


Listen to this short interview with our former Executive Director, Lisa Vernon, as she explains what our Literacy Council does and how you can use its services or volunteer:




Reading Changes Lives

Over 70,000 adults in Anne Arundel County lack the literacy skills needed to obtain a GED. The AACLC — Anne Arundel County Literacy Council— is transforming lives through free, convenient, individualized literacy and ESL instruction for adults and out-of-school youth.


Free literacy and ESL instruction for all adults and out-of-school youth in Anne Arundel County.

Convenient meeting times and locations for both student and tutor

Individualized instruction from a trained tutor based on the student’s personal reading level, goals, and interests.

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for the ninth consecutive year!

Anne Arundel County Literacy Council, Inc. Nonprofit Overview and Reviews on GreatNonprofits

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We have been honored with one of the first Top-Rated Awards of 2020 from GreatNonprofits! We appreciate all of your reviews! Click HERE to see our 155+ reviews or leave your own review. The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards Is the “Only People’s Choice Award” in the Nonprofit Sector.

We’ve also been awarded the 2019 GuideStar Platinum Participation Seal, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. As of mid-August 2019, we are one of only 38 nonprofits in Anne Arundel County—out of 585 total nonprofits—who have reached Platinum. This is the highest level of transparency.