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Kelly Fomalont

Program Coordinator

Kelly Fomalont is the Program Assistant at the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Kelly supports the public policy and advocacy team in Washington, DC. She manages the DC office, attends policy briefings and coalition meetings, and plans events to advance policies that support individuals with learning and attention issues.

Before joining NCLD, Kelly was an AmeriCorps VISTA Development Fellow at LIFT-DC, a national nonprofit that empowers families to break the cycle of poverty. During her year of service, she helped secure funding through grant writing and event planning.

Kelly graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in psychology, a minor in economics and a Public and Professional Writing Certificate. As an undergrad, Kelly was the student coordinator at her university’s Eye to Eye chapter. In this role she ran a mentoring program for middle school students with learning and attention issues, planned a fundraising gala, and spoke at various events to advocate for students with learning and attention issues.

From the policy blog

Civics Education and the Preservation of Disability and Civil Rights

Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) speaks about his experiences during the Civil Rights Movement to the NCLD Young Adult Leadership Council with other advocates. “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”   —President Franklin D. Roosevelt When President Roosevelt made this … Continue reading Civics Education and the Preservation of Disability and Civil Rights

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