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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...

READy for Summer Book Campaign Delivers Over 500 Books!
June 15, 2019August 1, 2019
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READy for Summer Book Campaign Delivers Over 500 Books!

The end of the school year and the start of the summer can be exciting for many kids. But for some, this transition can be a difficult one and the start of a decline in important academic skills that will continue throughout the summer. This spring the Literacy Council of Frederick County, Frederick County Public...

Literacy Council of Frederick County Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy
June 1, 2019August 7, 2019
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Literacy Council of Frederick County Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy

As it Celebrates its 17th Anniversary Serving the Greater Washington Region, the Catalogue for Philanthropy is Proud to Honor the Literacy Council of Frederick County The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected the Literacy Council of Frederick County to be part of its Class of 2019-20. The Literacy Council has undergone a rigorous review...

Literacy Council Participates in Western Maryland TESOL Conference
April 30, 2019August 1, 2019
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Literacy Council Participates in Western Maryland TESOL Conference

On April 6, 2019, Literacy Council of Frederick County representatives participated at the MDTESOL Western MD Mini Conference, The Wonderful World of Writing for ELs (English learners) held at Frederick Community College. Holly Bohman and Lurlena Burnett attended break-out sessions to learn more techniques for tutoring their students.  Marianne Dacey and Nan Crockett staffed a...

THANK YOU!! 4th Annual Scrabble© Mania for Literacy is a Success!
April 5, 2019August 1, 2019
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THANK YOU!! 4th Annual Scrabble© Mania for Literacy is a Success!

The Literacy Council’s 2019 Scrabble© Mania for Literacy fundraising event held at Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant on March 30 was a big success, raising over $10,000 to support adult literacy programs for our community! This was not an ordinary Scrabble tournament! Teams of four worked together to produce the highest overall score – and if they...

LCFC partners with Econo Lodge Frederick to offer workplace literacy classes.
March 19, 2019March 19, 2019
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LCFC partners with Econo Lodge Frederick to offer workplace literacy classes.

In January we expanded our customized workplace classes to include hotel housekeeping staff at the Econo Lodge Frederick. The workplace literacy team met with General Manager, Rupali Luthra, to determine areas of focus for the housekeepers.  Together they developed several objectives, and ESL Instructor Victoria Dos Santos developed a custom 10-week curriculum. The students are...

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