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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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Virtual Scrabble Mania for Literacy 2021

Register now and join us on Saturday, May 15, 2021  for our SCRABBLE® Mania for Literacy virtual event. This year’s event will look a little different, but you still get to play as a team for the benefit of the Literacy Council of Frederick County and have FUN, all while supporting adult literacy programs in our community! This year, we are excited to partner with Surelocked In Escape Games in Frederick!

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Seeking Applicants for ESL Workplace Instructor

The Literacy Council is seeking experienced ESL instructors to conduct Workplace Literacy classes.   You will 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.

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