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3/26/2019 Member News
MCAEL Grown Up Spelling Bee Teams Announced


 Rockville, MD – March 22, 2019 - The pressure is on for Montgomery College to remain the Spelling Bee Champion of the County when MCAEL hosts its Annual Grown-Up Spelling Bee fundraiser on May 8, 2019.

MCAEL Executive Director, Kathy Stevens, “ESOL touches everyone in our community. A strong workforce, schools, and neighborhoods rests on a foundation of good English proficiency. This annual fundraiser and competition supports the MCAEL network of ESOL providers, teachers and learners. This year we are working on a strategic goal of increasing the number of adult learners we are serving from 15,000 adults to 21,000 adults in 2021. Your ticket purchase helps us toward that goal.”

The Spelling Bee takes place Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Takoma Park. More information, ticket sales and sponsorships available at

Early event sponsors include: Bethesda Magazine, Montgomery College, Burness, Universities at Shady Grove, Lerch, Early and Brewer. Want to join the fun, support a great cause - Think your company has what it takes to steal the trophy from two-time champs Social & Scientific Systems? Team sponsorships start at $2,500. Contact Kathy Stevens at [email protected] for more info.


MCAEL is a community coalition of public, nonprofit, and business partners that support more than 60 adult ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and literacy service programs, 800 instructors and staff, and over 15,000 adult learners. Together, the Coalition works to strengthen the community by helping adults gain the English literacy skills needed to reach their potential as parents, workers and community members. For more information please visit

NextExec Chamber Members receive a 50% discount on tickets by using code: NEXTEXEC
Chamber Members received a 25% discount on tickets by using code: CHAMBER