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2020 – LCFC Receives Ambassador of the Year Award

At its Annual Membership Meeting on October 21, 2020, the Tourism Council of Frederick County’s Board President Scott Wisnom announced that the Literacy Council is the recipient of this year’s Visit Frederick Ambassador of the Year Award for teaching workplace English to hotel housekeeping staff. “This year I am proud to say that our Ambassador of the Year...

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2020 – LCFC Offers Distance Learning During Covid-19

Soon after the Literacy Council’s staff and volunteers were forced to work remotely due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 public health emergency, it quickly became apparent that in order to provide much-needed support to adult learners served by our programs, we had to embrace all tools available for remote tutor/student sessions, meetings, and group classes. One new...

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2019 – LCFC Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy

The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington selected the Literacy Council of Frederick County to be part of its Class of 2019-20. The Literacy Council underwent a rigorous review by a team of experts, and met the Catalogue’s high standards. The Catalogue believes in the power of small nonprofits to spark big change. And they believe...

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2019 – New Class Added for Hospitality Industry

A new Workplace English class has been added for the Hospitality industry. Workplace English instructors visit local job sites to teach the English skills that non-native English speaking employees need to know.

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2015 – New Giving Societies Announced

The Literacy Council’s new Giving Societies were announced by Board member Ric Adams at the Celebration of Achievements held on May 12, 2015. These Giving Societies will recognize businesses, foundations and individuals who step forward as philanthropic leaders to advance the mission of helping adults to achieve personal goals and integrate more fully into the...

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2018 – Program Manager Position Added

The Literacy Council continues to increase its staff to better serve our community. A Program Manager has been hired to oversee our Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language programs, which have been designed to help adult learners become more successful, productive and involved members of our community.

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2018 – 55th Anniversary Commemorated

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner proclaimed June 11, 2018 “Literacy Council of Frederick County Day,” to thank the Literacy Council for 55 years of service to the community. Ms.Gardner stated, “On behalf of the citizens of Frederick County, I join the Literacy Council in celebrating 55 years of providing educational services to adult learners and...

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2018 – New Strategic Plan Developed

A new three-year Strategic Plan was developed by the Literacy Council Board of Directors to establish goals that build on our Mission, Vision and Core Values.

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2018 – First Donor Reception

The Literacy Council held its first donor reception to honor the founding members of The Campaign for Literacy Giving Societies which were established by the Board in 2015.

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2018 – Workplace Literacy Program Coordinator Hired

The Literacy Council added a new position to its growing staff. The Workplace Literacy Program Coordinator will facilitate our program to teach English skills to non-Native English speaking employees and help expand our partnership with local businesses and industries.