Serving the Immigrant Community in Anne Arundel County since 1999

Celebrating 20 years

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The Center of Help is a comprehensive resource and educational community center for Hispanic-Latinos and immigrants in the Anne Arundel community. Thanks to our donors, volunteers, partners, and dedicated staff, individuals and families from all over the world, who now call Anne Arundel County home, receive educational, economic, social, and linguistic services at little to no cost each day through our case work and educational programs.

An immigrant family on the dock at Ellis Island, c. 1925. (Credit BettmannGetty Images)

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We are looking for ways to create a stable income for operations and programs. All our services are free with small donations from our clients and all our educational programs are entirely free.

NOW YOU CAN CHOOSE TO DONATE MONTHLY.   Click the PayPal logo for more information. Consider giving us a small amount every month. Our clients, students and the Center of Help will appreciate it immensely. Thanks!

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Suggested donation $19.00

Goal: $20,000.00
Collected: $8,101.00

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Center of Help Personnel

Sean Schneider, Executive Director

Kirsten Clark,  Operations Manager and Program Director for Adul Education and María de la Paz Youth Outreach Center, Volunteer Coordinator

Ana María Phillips, Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-C

Sandra Steiner, Director Caseworkers

Rosibel Gomez, Caseworker

Jenny O'Neil, Part-Time Caseworker

Linda Cifizzari, Bookkeeper

Justin Poole, Accountant

Donna Anderson, Grant Writer Director

Bree Allen, Art Therapy Director for MPYOP

Tatiana J Klein - Leadership and Learning Program Coordinator

Kelley Tindle, Teacher Leadership and Learning Program

Stephanie Smith, Art Teacher Leadership and Learning Program

Phyllis Saroff, Art Teacher Leadership and Learning Program

Erin Lynn Schweers, Art Teacher María de la Paz Youth Outreach Center

Bob Keddell, Science teacher LLP and MPYOC Programs

Margarita Chi, Engineering and Coding Teacher LLP

Ellen Dinerman, ESOL Teacher, Adult Education

Samuel Cordero-Puchales, Computer and Financial Literacy Teacher, Adult Education

Joanna Tillman, Citizenship Teacher, Adult Education

Gabriel Rodriguez, Guitar Teacher LLP and MPYOC Programs

Board Members

Tatiana J Klein, President

Tony Arevalo, Vice-President

Vacant, Secretary

Deborah Furey, Treasurer

David Hartcorn

Dr. Annie Johnson

Roxana Rodriguez

Yasmeen Sorathia

Dr. Rudi Rodriguez, Senior Advisor Chair


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We are the World in Spanish


  • Monday to Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • We will be closed Nov 22-25 for Thanksgiving reopening on Nov 26.  We will also close Dec 22-Jan 1.  We will reopen after the holidays on Jan 2.  Thank you for your understanding


1906 Forest Drive, Suite 2A- 2B
Annapolis, MD 21401


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© 2018 The Center of Help - Centro de Ayuda, Inc., a 501(c)(3) is a non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. For your records our tax ID number is 52-2282782

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