Give the gift of language and reading skills

For Learners

Learn to read. Learn to speak English.
“I didn’t want anybody to know I couldn’t read. Now I have freedom.”
“Learning English changed my life and my world. I was ashamed and frustrated.”

For Volunteers

Change the world by changing someone’s life.
“This is the most rewarding volunteer work I’ve ever done.”
“Although every student comes with different challenges, all of them share a desire to improve their lives.”

For Donors

One in ten Frederick County adults is functionally illiterate. Help your neighbors and our entire community. Give the gift of literacy.
“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

See the latest news on our blog, and check out our upcoming events by clicking on the buttons below. If you’d like to donate, feel free to read the information provided below and then you will be redirected to our donation page.

2017 Unity Campaign

The Literacy Council is again honored to be one of 27 nonprofit organizations participating in the Unity Campaign for Frederick County! The Campaign, this year hosted by United Way of Frederick County, is committed to providing those in need with access to basic resources. With an extensive number of supporters from a variety of backgrounds, it’s our mission to ensure that everyone in our communities has what they need to live a successful life. To make an online donation to the Literacy Council, visit UnityFrederick.com. Or download a Mail-in Donation Form.

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Join Our Fall Classes!

Check our calendar for upcoming conversation, writing and computer skills classes. Contact us at staff@frederickliteracy.org if you are interested in more information about our class schedule or download a complete Fall 2017 Class List.

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