Director’s Message January 2023

January 18, 2023

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Happy New Year fireworksWelcome, 2023! We are already looking forward to what this year holds for our students, volunteers, and communities.

In 2022, our volunteers continued their great work, and students accomplished so much. Whether registering to vote and voting for the first time, reading a book to a child, improving English language skills, getting a new job, or earning a high school diploma, our students achieved an impressive range of goals…

Some highlights:

  • Five students earned high school diplomas in 2022.
  • One student passed the U.S. citizenship test.
  • One student got her nursing license.
  • Students continued or started their studies at AACC.
  • Several students made a healthy lifestyle change.
  • Students continued registering to vote and have voted.
  • Students worked on resumes and interviewing skills, then sought new jobs and were hired. Since our fiscal year began on June 1, six students have gotten new or better jobs!
  • Many students got library cards and began using them.
  • Several ESL students improved their ability to communicate in English through conversation, email, and texting.
  • Many students increased confidence in their abilities, gained consumer skills, or improved employability skills.

Our team is also celebrating these volunteer milestones:

  • 47 new tutors joined us in 2022.
  • We are tutoring at the Jennifer Road Detention Center and the Ordnance Road Correctional Center.
  • Collectively, our volunteers donated more than 13,000 hours in our communities last year.

Congratulations, all!

Thank you for making a difference in Anne Arundel County.

Happy New Year,

Jane Seiss, Executive Director AACLCJane Seiss, Executive Director
Anne Arundel County Literacy Council


ESL Student Qamar

ESL student Qamar is ready to begin 2023 with Challenger 5. His goals include improving his writing in English.


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