Our staff has a strong commitment to serving the many constituents of our organization. But first and foremost, they focus their energies on those who take advantage of our programs and services.
President & CEO
Gloria Spruce is an experienced education & nonprofit professional that has a diverse background in the areas of management, leadership, training, instruction, fundraising, accounting, finance, literacy, church & arts administration, community development, data management, grant development, project management, & compliance. The Ohio native has called Houston home for 13 years. Gloria has acquired varied experience in developing and shaping signature programming focusing on social services, youth development, adult and family literacy, senior services, workforce development, music education, and curriculum development. Throughout her years of service in the nonprofit arena, Gloria has cultivated strategic partnerships and managed more than $2 million in private, federal, and public funds to advance the mission of noteworthy nonprofits. Gloria is the President & CEO of the Adult Education Center and CEO & Founder of Refined Solutions Group LLC. A musician at heart, Gloria serves as the Worship Pastor of her church. Out of all her accomplishments, her greatest joy and act of servitude is to her husband of 19 years and their four children.