Baltimore Reads is now closed.
If you are looking for a reading, GED prep, or English class, please call one of the organizations on this list:
Baltimore City Adult Education Providers 2014
Student Resource Guide
Please tell them that you are from Baltimore Reads!
· Greater Homewood Community Corporation (GHCC)
3503 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 261-3517 Contact: JoAnn McKinney
Services: Adult Basic Education, GED® prep, and ESOL classes
Summer semester starts July 22nd
· South Baltimore Learning Center (SBLC)
28 E. Ostend St., 21230
(410) 625-4215 Contact: Kirstyn Mayden
Services: Adult Basic Education, GED® prep, External Diploma Program
· Learning is for Tomorrow ~ LIFT **READING**
900 S. East St.
(410)522-1705 Contact: Joanne Baillie Egan
Services: Literacy, Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED ®prep, and ESOL classes
· Baltimore City Community College (BCCC)
710 E. Lombard Street, Harbor Campus
2901 Liberty Rd., Liberty Campus
For ABE/GED® Prep call: (410) 986-5444
For ESOL, call: 410-986-5430
Services: Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED® prep, and ESOL classes
PRESS RELEASE: After 26 years of providing adult literacy education, the Baltimore Reads' Board of Directors reached the difficult decision to cease operations on June 30th, 2014, due to challenges with funding. Read the whole press release here:
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE BALTIMORE READS BOOK BANK
Since its inception 22 years ago, the Baltimore Reads Book Bank has distributed 1.8 million books to disadvantaged children, serving over 43,000 children, hundreds of teachers, and 660 schools and organizations each year.
In order to continue this important service and allow Baltimore Reads to focus on the core mission of adult literacy and education, on March 1 the Book Bank and its programs transitioned to a newly formed, independent nonprofit organization called The Maryland Book Bank. Mark Feiring, who has served as Director of this program for the last five years, will serve as its founding Executive Director.
“We are very proud of the Book Bank and the impact that it has had on the lives of so many children,” said Clare Miller, Chair of the Baltimore Reads Board of Directors. “Mark has done a wonderful job building this program and we are excited to support him in this new phase of the Book Bank’s work. This transition will allow each organization to focus on their mission while providing complimentary services.”
The Maryland Book Bank will continue to serve the children of Maryland and work to provide books to classrooms and homes in the quest to provide books to all children in need. They will also provide workforce development training through social enterprise and continue to work with the Weinberg Foundation Library Project and the Grade Level Reading Coalition.
The Maryland Book Bank will continue operating out of Baltimore Sun Complex on Calvert Street. Information can be found on their website at www.MarylandBookBank.org or you can email Mark Feiring at MFeiring@MarylandBookBank.org.
Baltimore Reads is a registered 501 c 3 not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.