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Monday, March 2, 2015

Grown Up Spelling Bee - Cheer on MC's Team on March 5 and Support a Good Cause

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Category: College/Campus News

Published: Mar 2 2015 12:00AM

Montgomery College will face Holy Cross Health, Adventist HealthCare, Burness Communications, Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. and PEPCO in this the second annual spelling bee fundraiser, benefiting Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy.

"This fundraiser helps to close the literacy gap in Montgomery County. The County has over 80,000 adults who lack basic English literacy skills, while 12,000 students have parents who lack basic literacy needs, and over 130,000 are limited in their ability to communicate in English. Hundreds of residents are on waiting lists to take English literacy classes," MCAEL Executive Director, Kathy Stevens, said.

The Spelling Bee takes place Thursday, March 5th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center at 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD. Tickets can be purchased here:

MCAEL is a community coalition of public, nonprofit, and business partners that support more than 70 adult ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and literacy service programs, 1,500 instructors and staff, and over 20,000 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

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