Improving adult literacy and employability in Maryland
by enhancing the capacity of state and and local organizations to provide literacy services
The Maryland Adult Literacy Resource Center, a statewide initiative to address illiteracy in Maryland, was established in 1988. The Center serves as a catalyst for improving adult literacy and employability by providing services to the public, adult learners, and providers and practitioners of Adult Basic Education, GED, the External Diploma Program (EDP), ESOL, Family Literacy, Correctional Education, and Workplace Literacy .
Information & Referral: The Center provides an information and referral service that directs inquiries from the statewide literacy hotline, 1-888-goGEDgo, to EDP_new_hireappropriate resources, programs, individuals and agencies.
Communication and Service Coordination: The Literacy Works Website portal provides online resources and information about promising practices and research results. Specialized electronic discussion groups encourage instructors to reflect on current practices.
Professional Development: The Center offers professional development opportunities and continuing technical support to instructors.
Lending Library: The Resource Center houses and distributes instructional and professional development materials; topics include reading, workplace, writing, speaking, numeracy, English language acquisition & cultural communication. Lending library resources may be located on the University's Library Catalog, catalogusmai or by visiting the Center.
Technology Initiatives: Looking to the future, the Center develops research-based pilot instructional programs and leads distance learning initiatives, such as online GED-i classes and online professional development.
Maryland Adult Literacy Resource Center
AC IV-A Wing, Room 107
UMBC, Department of Education
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
Phone: 1-888-goGEDgo (1-888-464-3346) or 410-455-6725