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Terrell Danley, Jr., named as WLC Associate Director of Education and Training

The Washington Literacy Center is pleased to welcome DC native Terrell Danley, Jr., as the new Associate Director of Education and Training. In this role, Terrell will be responsible for creating, leading, sustaining, and growing WLC academic and training programs, in addition to supporting instructors in the research and development of innovative curricula and programs.

Terrell’s journey to WLC was fueled by his passion for food and urban adult education. As a twenty-five-year volunteer and employee of DC Central Kitchen, a local social enterprise dedicated to using food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities, Terrell served as an instructor and curriculum developer for the organization's Culinary Job Training program – a job readiness program designed to prepare adults with significant barriers for employment. His success with the program led to Terrell’s promotion as a Program Manager and General Manager, allowing him to co-develop and implement an acclaimed workforce readiness program at THEARC (Townhall Education, Arts, and Recreation Center) in SE Washington for Opportunity Youth. Terrell also served as the Lead Culinary Arts instructor for the Potomac Job Corps Center in Southwest DC where Terrell created the Job Corp's nationally top-ranked culinary arts program.

In addition to his culinary background, Terrell worked as junior high and high school math instructor. He was widely known for his commitment to the training and promotion of disconnected youth and adults who experienced significant barriers toward employment, offering many their first living-wage job opportunities.

A graduate of the University of the District of Columbia's Masters of Adult Education program, Terrell currently resides in Washington, DC, with his wife Portia, daughter Nina, and their chocolate Cocker Spaniel, Jaxx.


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