Serving the Immigrant Community in Anne Arundel County since 1999

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It is highly recommended that “access to culturally sensitive assessment and treatment services be available to ensure transition to a healthy adulthood. (Cleary, Dietz-Chavez, et al., (2017))”

We strongly believe that the trend of poor academic achievement for students for whom English is their second language can be reversed, and that all students can master academic standards if they are given time, support and instruction that focuses on their academic needs. With that in mind, the COH offers the following programs:


Every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

The Leadership and Learning Program incorporates Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STREAM) using the Motivation Education curriculum which emphasizes engaging multiple intelligences and hands-on learning. Mrs. Kelley Tindle, ESL educator and Stephanie Malevich, Art Educator from Maryland Hall teach in the program. Students are also enrolled in the Khan Academy online Math program and work with many volunteers. We offer this class on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

Every Saturday from 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM


Level 1  - In this introductory class, students explore character creation and storytelling 

which is at the heart of acting for the stage. 

They experience a wide variety of activities focused on introducing basic theater concepts 

such as ensemble, actor's tools, sharing the stage, dialogue, and action! 

This class introduces the young actor to a variety of techniques within the world of theater.


CHESS / Ajedrez
Every Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Chess lessons on Wednesdays at the Center taught by Greg Acholonu from the GCA Children’s Chess, LLC. 
Some  of the benefits of learning Chess are developing memory, problem- solving, attention, logical thinking, patience, perseverance, self-motivation, and concentration. We offer this class on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.


Math Practice
Every Wednesday from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Stay one more hour and practice math from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM using the Khan Academy while the parents attend the computer/financial class from 6:00 - 8:00 PM


Coming Soon:


A place to heal from traumatic experiences

Safe Spaces Program, in partnership with the police department, will provide activities that will help youth between the ages of 13-17 to feel safe, emotionally stable, and engaged. This program will address migration stressors (i.e. traumatic events, migration experiences, discrimination, gang pressures, acculturation, and documentation status) possible emotional concerns (i.e. depression, anxiety, mood instability), or other behavioral concerns. According to Cleary, Dietz-Chavez, et al., (2017) it is highly recommended that “access to culturally sensitive assessment and treatment services be available to ensure transition to a healthy adulthood.” Annapolis and other cities in Anne Arundel County suffer from a scarcity of bilingual mental health practitioners and safe space(s) for young Hispanic/Latino Youth. This lack of resources may have contributed to the increasing levels of Hispanic/Latino youth gangs and the associated negative emotional and behavioral consequences.


The Leadership and Learning Program will continue every Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00

In addition the Center will have two weeks Monday through Friday Summer Program

JUNE 25- 30 and JULY 23 - 28

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Summer program, in partnership with Motivation Education and Maryland Hall, for the first time, Center of Help will be able to offer 2 weeks Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM hands on learning activities and field trips.

Music and Story Time Program
From a neuroscience perspective, closing educational gaps starts at an early age. Involving toddlers in language and music is the most effective way to prepare them to be successful in school. For that reason, the Center of Help, in partnership with the Annapolis Public Library, offers a Music and Story Time Program that helps develop language skills in English and Spanish, along with musical activities. We offer this class on Tuesdays from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. 

‚ÄčThe violin program, in partnership with the Annapolis Symphony, enriches children ages 4 to 7. Students develop fine motor skills, attention, discipline, character, and musical talent. We offer this class on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Guitar program, advance students from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins teach weekly our students


  • 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.


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



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