Give the gift of language and reading skills

For Learners

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

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 how to speak English not only helps employees on the job, but opens the doors to education and economic opportunity, benefiting the entire community.”

Adult Literacy Can Change Everything

The ability to read, write and speak English well is fundamental to work, prosperity, health and family stability. See how we are transforming people’s lives and helping to make Frederick County stronger and more prosperous, one student at a time.

What’s Happening

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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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Scrabble Mania for Literacy 2020

SAVE THE DATE!  Please  join us on Saturday afternoon, March 21, 2020, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant for our 5th Annual SCRABBLE® Mania for Literacy event!  Come play a lively game of Scrabble with a team of four players to benefit the Literacy Council of Frederick County.  Visit our Silent Auction and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, a complimentary glass of wine and cash bar, while supporting adult literacy programs in our community!

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Seeking Qualified Applicants for Part-Time Workplace Literacy ESL Instructors

The Literacy Council is seeking experienced ESOL instructors to join a collaborative team who display a high degree of professionalism, intercultural sensitivity, a belief in lifelong learning, and a strong commitment to adult learners.  As part of this capacity building effort, we are seeking applicants for part-time Workplace Literacy Program Instructors to conduct the classes.

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