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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

Learning by Doing: Cultivating Agency in Students with Disabilities

Written by Maria Bucon-Scales and Ace Parsi | 3 days ago

One of the challenges students can face within our current education system is being presented with curriculum that they struggle to connect with. Many of our education reform efforts fail because students are disengaged and end up dropping out of a system that does not meet their needs or prepare them for the future. Brain … Continue reading Learning by Doing: Cultivating Agency in Students with Disabilities

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