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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.
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
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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 am also currently President of the Penn Branch Citizens Civic Association and serve on the boards of the Asian Pacific American Congressional Institute of Congressional Studies (APAICS) and Federation of Citizens Associations of the District of Columbia. I am a graduate of Howard University and reside in Ward 7.
INSTRUCTORS & STAFF
ROBIN BARR, PH.D.
Reading for ESL Learners
Reading & Math
CHRISTINA KEEN, LGSW
Director Social Services
Data Operations Manager
I began volunteering at WLC in the spring of 2011, as a classroom literacy instructor, one-on-one tutoring, general office support, and math instructor. My wife, Kris, and I have been married for 46 years. We have three grown children and four grandchildren.
JEFF MOORE, PH.D.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
EVP and Managing Director Government Relations
Managed Funds Association
Workforce Development Coordinator
Restaurant Opportunities Center
Blue Green Ventures
President & CEO
Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA)
Community Relations Coordinator
Senior Development Officer
Library of Congress
Founder and Director Washington, DC International Film Festival
Disabled Veterans National Foundation
Director of Practice Operations Litigation Department
Winston & Strawn LLP
Blue Point DC
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