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Columbia MD, 21044
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312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707
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There are a variety of ways that you can make a difference for HCC's Basic Skills students.

Donations to the Literacy Fund
HCC’s Literacy Fund provides limited scholarships to students in our high school preparation programs: GED Exam Preparation and the National External Diploma Program.  Tax-deductible contributions can be made directly to this fund through HCC’s Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  No administrative costs are incurred by the donor, which allows 100% of your gift to go directly to the Literacty Fund to help students.

Staff Opportunities
Open positions within the Office of Basic Skills are posted on HCC's employment page.  Applicants must complete an online application in order to be considered for the position.  Please check regularly for openings.

Teaching Opportunities
Individuals with prior teaching experience can apply to our recruitment pools.  These pools are reviewed whenever there is a vacancy.  Applications remain active for two years and applicants are highly recommended to include a cover letter with their resume. Click here for English and Math opportunities and click here to teach adults with special needs

Volunteer/Tutoring Opportunities
We offer one-on-one tutoring to our ABE, GED, and NEDP students, made possible by volunteers in the community.  If you have some experience teaching and can commit to a few hours a week, please contact Peggy Skaggs at 443-518-4721 or mskaggs@howardcc.edu to learn more about this.  Volunteer tutors must make a minimum commitment of one semester.

There are volunteer opportunities with the CORE program, an enrichment and recreational program for adults with developmental disabilities.  If you have experience with adults with disabilities and are available one or more afternoons a week from 3-6pm, please contact Sheryl Gold at 443-518-4841 or sgold@howardcc.edu.

Work-Study Opportunities
We have multiple work-study positions advertised on the financial aid section of HCC's website

  • The REACH Aide (#210) works in a classroom setting during day classes. 
  • The Office Assistant (#227) supports the Basic Skills program staff on administrative tasks and projects. 
  • The Basic Skills Student Aide (#305) works in a classroom setting during evening classes with adult students. 
  • The Program Aide (#310) assists adults with developmental disabilities in the CORE program. 

When applying, please specify the position that interests you.

Giving makes a difference! Your support helps students along their pathways to success.