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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.”

Students, Volunteers and Supporters:

Due to the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation and following guidance from Frederick County and Maryland public health officials, the LCFC office is closed Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 27, 2020.  This closure may be extended, so please check back here.

Our team is teleworking and can be reached at: staff@frederickliteracy.org or (301) 600-2066

Classes held at the Literacy Council and other locations are cancelled.  We will send out regular updates by email.

Tutors and students: please refrain from meeting in person, and consider other means of tutoring that can be done online such as via Skype, WhatsApp, or simply by telephone.

The latest updates, facts, and information about the novel coronavirus can be found on the Maryland Department of Health website or at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Please contact us for assistance.  Stay safe!

Scrabble® Mania for Literacy Postponed

POSTPONED!  Due to current public health concerns, we will reschedule Scrabble Mania for Literacy for later this spring. Please check back here for updates or contact us at info@frederickliteracy.org or 301-600-2066 with any questions.  We hope you will be able to join us on the new date for a lively game of Scrabble with a team of four players and our Silent Auction to benefit the Literacy Council of Frederick County.

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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 Postponed

POSTPONED!  Due to current public health concerns, we will reschedule Scrabble Mania for Literacy for later this spring. Please check back here for updates or contact us at info@frederickliteracy.org or 301-600-2066 with any questions.  We hope you will be able to join us on the new date for a lively game of Scrabble with a team of four players and our Silent Auction to benefit the Literacy Council of Frederick County.

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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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