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35th Annual Calendar “Flowing Waters” to Benefit the Literacy Council
November 19, 2019November 19, 2019
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35th Annual Calendar “Flowing Waters” to Benefit the Literacy Council

Jennifer and John Grove, owners of Bach Real Estate recently released the brokerage firm’s 2020 calendar, “Flowing Waters,” showcasing the work of local veteran photographer, C. Kurt Holter.  “Kurt’s inspired images remind us of our most important resource and the need for good stewardship,” said Jennifer Grove. The 2020 issue marks the 35th edition of...

November 18, 2019November 19, 2019
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Literacy Council Announces New Board Members & Officers

The Literacy Council of Frederick County’s Board of Directors recently welcomed new members, installed new officers and acknowledged the leadership and extensive contributions of its departing President and board members whose terms ended. Joining the Literacy Council’s Board are Brian Guenther, Sharon Jacko, Catherine Keller and Martin Lapera. Brian Guenther is President of Exceed I.T.,...

In Memory of Literacy Council Volunteers
November 8, 2019November 15, 2019
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In Memory of Literacy Council Volunteers

This fall, the Literacy Council has lost four of its volunteers. On October 27, 2019, Gay Mullican passed away at the age of 90. Gay spent her working life as a math teacher, and then after retirement she began volunteering with the Council in 1982.  She tutored students in reading and math, and later she...

Literacy Council Joins Changemakers 2019 at Arena Stage!
November 5, 2019November 12, 2019
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Literacy Council Joins Changemakers 2019 at Arena Stage!

On October 28, 2019, 70+ nonprofit organizations from throughout the Greater Washington Region, including the Literacy Council, were featured at an exhilarating evening #BeAChangemaker event at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center!  Over 400 members of the philanthropic community enthusiastically engaged with nonprofit representatives throughout the evening, learning about their work through interactive and...

Downtown Restaurant Workers Enthusiastic About Learning
October 30, 2019November 12, 2019
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Downtown Restaurant Workers Enthusiastic About Learning

October 30, 2019 – Kitchen workers from downtown Frederick restaurants celebrated “graduation day” at the Literacy Council following completion of a new 10-week English drop-in class focusing on improving communication skills for beginning English speakers.  Vocabulary and conversations center on the food service industry.  The class will continue for another 10-week session, enabling the workers...

United Way Day of Action Volunteers Paint Study Rooms
October 12, 2019November 12, 2019
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United Way Day of Action Volunteers Paint Study Rooms

October 4, 2019 – Thanks to United Way of Frederick County for another fabulous Day of Action to benefit our community.  Over 484 volunteers from over 25 businesses dedicated their time to serve the Frederick Community working on 42 service projects, with over 2,400 volunteer hours contributed to our community. Led by Literacy Council volunteer tutor Pat Kennedy (who...

2019 Celebration of Achievements
June 15, 2019August 1, 2019
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2019 Celebration of Achievements

On June 11, the Literacy Council of Frederick County celebrated the many accomplishments of its adult learners, volunteer service, and testimonials about the Council’s new workplace literacy and parent outreach programs. Catherine Cox, Board President, opened the evening with the announcement that the Literacy Council has been selected by the Catalogue for Philanthropy Greater Washington...

Elizabeth H. Seligmann Award presented to Elizabeth Brady
June 15, 2019August 1, 2019
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Elizabeth H. Seligmann Award presented to Elizabeth Brady

On June 11, 2019, at the Literacy Council’s annual Celebration of Achievements, the Elizabeth H. Seligmann Award was presented to long-time volunteer Elizabeth Brady. The Elizabeth H. Seligmann Award was established in 2002 in honor of the late Betty Seligmann, who for 33 years served the Literacy Council with exceptional dedication.  It is to be...

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