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The Washington Literacy Center has assembled an accomplished team to carry out its mission. Our Board and staff consist of experienced professionals who bring years of experience in the areas of literacy and adult education. Our distinguished team brings passion for comprehensive change and a dedication to advocating on literacy issues, and developing and providing innovative programs to help solve those problems.
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PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
I joined Washington Literacy Center in 2016 as Executive Director, after a distinguished career in external affairs and brand management for Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders such as McDonald’s, Freddie Mac and Bank of America. My goal is to solidify and expand Washington Literacy Center’s 50-year history of
empowering DC adults to achieve their education and employment goals by providing basic yet life-changing skills in literacy and technology.
I bring a seasoned business acumen with particular
strengths in strategic communications, revenue growth and operational efficiency. An ardent believer in collaboration and engagement, I have achieved success in convening and leading high-performing teams that have included federal and state agencies, Political Action Committees, trade associations, media and community groups.
I currently serve on the board of the Asian Pacific American Congressional Institute of Congressional Studies (APAICS) and am the immediate past president of the Penn Branch Citizens Civic Association. I am a graduate of Howard University and reside in Ward 7.
INSTRUCTORS & STAFF
ROBIN BARR, PH.D.
Reading for ESL Learners
CHRISTNA KEEN, LGSW
Director of Social Services
JEFF MOORE, PH.D.
Director of Finance and HR
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Blue Green Ventures
Managing Funds Assoc.
President & CEO
Consumer Data Industry
Coordinator, Restaurant Opportunities Center
Founder and Director
Washington, DC International Film Festival
Senior Development Officer
Library of Congress
Blue Point DC
Director of Practice Operations
Winston & Strawn LLP
WENDELL FELDER - CHAIR
ARTHUR SIDNEY, ESQ.
KAREN L. WILLIAMS
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It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.
- S.I. Hayakawa