Hours of Operation
| Monday - Thursday 10 am - 2 pm | Friday CLOSED |
Please call to make an appointment: 972-644-5119
Empowering ESL Students. Enriching the Community.
Thousands of adults in our community don't speak English well or at all. The Richardson Adult Literacy Center, (RALC), provides English as a Second Language, (ESL) instruction to help these adults improve their lives and the lives of their families. RALC provides a variety of classes and activities throughout each year to further their mission.
Years of Journey
RALC was founded in 1990 through a collaboration between several community organizations. Members of these organizations saw that Richardson’s demographics were changing and that there were gaps within adult ESL services. The organization has succeeded for more than 30 years because of its dedicated volunteers and loyal community support.
The RALC Team
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Meet our passionate staff!
Ann supports and advocates the RALC mission, team, and students by enthusiastically building partnerships with community leaders and seeking additional revenue sources and opportunities for growth. Ann’s experience as a high school English teacher, upper elementary principal, alternative school director, college professor and administrator, corporate trainer, leadership coach, and executive leader have primed her to lead the charge as RALC continues its fourth decade serving Richardson and the north Texas region. Ann’s passion to serve others began in the classroom, but her passion to serve RALC began after volunteering as a facilitator for Career Bridge workshops. The dedication and organization of the staff, the determination and appreciation of the students, and the obvious need for and benefit of helping others communicate inspired Ann to commit to the RALC mission, team, and students.
Contact Ann Banks at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carson coordinates RALC’s English as a Second Language programs, including curriculum development, teacher training, student assessment, and teacher support. Her passion is creating engaging, active learning environments where adults can learn. Carson came to RALC after many years as an English Teacher. She lives in Dallas with her husband and their resuce dog Oakley.
Contact Carson at email@example.com.
Operations Manager & Volunteer Coordinator
Andrea Hamblin coordinates RALC’s volunteers, from recruitment to training to
placement to ongoing support. In 2017, she moved to Richardson and joined RALC as a volunteer teacher. As someone who grew up overseas and spent time learning languages, Andrea understands the struggle and is passionate about helping others overcome cultural and language hurdles. She looks forward to ensuring RALC volunteers can do the same while enjoying their work and feeling supported in their efforts.
Contact Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Success Coach
Kat is a multilingual social worker with a background in workforce placement and medical social work. She started teaching with RALC as a volunteer in 2017 and fell in love with teaching. Kat coordinates student outreach and registration and also facilitates RALC’s Career Bridge Program which provides students with job search training and information about career paths. As a Peace Corps volunteer, Kat lived and worked in rural Ecuador for two years. She understands how difficult it can be to learn a second language and navigate a new culture. Kat is passionate about supporting students as they work to improve their language skills and find meaningful employment. Originally born in Belgium, Kat speaks Dutch, Spanish, English and some French. Kat lives in Richardson with her husband and two sons.
Contact Kat at email@example.com.
Gabrielle is a Dallas transplant with a passion for empowering her community, highlighted by her service to non-profit organizations for over 10 years. With a background in tech and holistic wellness, she brings a unique flair to the RALC team. When she’s not curating online content, you can find her traveling, leading yoga & sound healing sessions, and hanging with her cats, kids, and husband.
She helps RALC manage their social media, communications, marketing, and PR activities with a focus on content creation and management.
Contact Gaby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Directors
Daniel Burdette – President
Jared Earles – Vice President
Jennifer Davidson – Secretary
Ron Poff – Treasurer