Kindling Centers, Inc.
Linda Naumann-Oyer is a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who has been volunteering since she was twenty years old. She recently formed Kindling Centers, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to building the foundation of education for the homeless. Kindling Centers is currently sponsoring two GED prep programs, as well as supporting GED Student Leadership, a group formed to train students to be empowered to help others, as they themselves become more educated. The GED prep programs utilize the Evidenced-Based Learning Instruction (EBLI) method of reading support and have had measurable success, to the surprise and delight of the students. In Mrs. Oyer’s opinion, literacy is the key to the freedom of leading fulfilling and productive lives in today's society.
Caregiver, mother of six, medical secretary, nursing assistant, reading specialist volunteer, volunteer for the elderly and for the mentally challenged, caregiver support group facilitator and counselor.
KINDLING CENTERS, INC: CEO/Founder
NORTHWEST HOSPITAL: Volunteer Counselor
AUGSBERG NURSING HOME, Volunteer- Elderly Visitation
NORTHWEST HOSPITAL, Hospice Volunteer
TOUGHLOVE: recipient and, subsequently, Volunteer- Moderator/Facilitator
SPRINGFIELD STATE HOSPITAL: Volunteer
HENRINGTON HOSPITAL: Volunteer
CARROLL COUNTY HOSPITAL: Nursing Assistant-
ROSEWOOD STATE HOSPITAL: Volunteer
ASHBURTON NURSING HOME: Volunteer
ST. CHARLES BORROMEO: Controlled Reading Volunteer,
Jr Catholic Daughter’s Volunteer Counselor
NANNY: Self -employed
SLOAN –KETTERING: Medical Secretary
Dec. 1959-April 1961
ORPHANAGE: Volunteer Caregiver
TRINITY and GRACE FELLOWSHIP ASSEMBLIES OF GOD:
CATONSVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE:
ST. CATHERINE’S ACADEMY:
Graduated June, 1958
Paving the way towards higher education for the homeless.
Kindling Centers, Inc. Founder: Linda Naumann-Oyer