Give the gift of language and reading skills

For Learners

Create the life you want through English language skills.
“I was ashamed and frustrated. Learning English changed my life
and my world. ”

For Volunteers

Impact a life, strengthen a family,
and transform a community.
“This is the most rewarding volunteer work I’ve ever done.”

For Donors

Give the gift of literacy.
Your community depends on it.
“Learning English opens doors to education and economic opportunity, benefiting the entire community.”

Our Vision:

A community where literacy is attainable
for everyone.



What’s Happening

Stay in the loop with the Literacy Council’s latest news, upcoming events, and organizational impact by clicking the buttons below. Then help create opportunities in our community through the gift of literacy and make a donation today! See links below.

Become a Volunteer Tutor

Enroll in a tutor training workshop to learn to teach adults to read or to speak English. New adult learners come in every week asking for help, and we are now reaching out to parents of young children in Title I schools who need literacy services – the need for  more tutors is great. Retired teachers are especially welcome for this new initiative. View our current schedule of Tutor Training Workshops here.

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Holiday Book Drive

The Literacy Council’s Annual Holiday Book Drive begins November 14, 2020. The Literacy Council of Frederick County is again partnering with Curious Iguana for our Annual Holiday Book Drive to provide new and gently used books for elementary school aged children (PreK through 5th grade).

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Virtual Celebration of Achievements!

Please join us for our 7th Annual Celebration of Achievements – virtual this year – as we recognize the accomplishments of our students this past year, and share stories from students who are participating in our tutoring, community class, parent literacy and workplace literacy programs.  You will hear first-hand testimonials from our students about how Literacy Lifts Lives! Attend on either November 18 or November 22.

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