Category: <span>Impact</span>

Learner Spotlight: Literacy Council and Phoenix Mecano: Partners in Building Excellence
April 23, 2024April 23, 2024
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Learner Spotlight: Literacy Council and Phoenix Mecano: Partners in Building Excellence

The Literacy Council of Frederick County’s Workplace Literacy Program formally began in 2016 and has been a game-changer, helping people employed in area hospitality-service businesses improve their English-language proficiency. Its success has been recognized with awards and grants from business and government leaders. And in January, the Council brought to fruition another goal for this...

Learner Spotlight: Reflections 6th Edition Literary Magazine Highlights Student Authors
March 27, 2024April 11, 2024
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Learner Spotlight: Reflections 6th Edition Literary Magazine Highlights Student Authors

An expectant audience of Literacy Council adult learners, their families, event sponsors, volunteer tutors, staff and members of the Board of Directors came together for a Sixth Edition Book Launch event on February 22nd to celebrate the publication of the Literacy Council of Frederick County’s literary magazine, Reflections: Voices of English Learners. Sharon Jacko, Board...

Learner Spotlight: It’s Working!  Literacy Council Expands Workplace Program
January 29, 2024April 11, 2024
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Learner Spotlight: It’s Working! Literacy Council Expands Workplace Program

Sometimes the best-laid plans do succeed.  This certainly is the case for the Literacy Council of Frederick County. Plans to expand its Workplace Literacy Program were given the green light last year in the form of a multi-year grant from the Maryland Department of Commerce, Office of Tourism. The Council finds itself now ready to...

Learner Spotlight: 2023 Celebration of Achievements Spotlights Learners, Volunteers and Community
November 30, 2023April 11, 2024
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Learner Spotlight: 2023 Celebration of Achievements Spotlights Learners, Volunteers and Community

The Literacy Council held its 9th Celebration of Achievements event on November 2nd at the Delaplaine Arts Center, a joyful occasion recognizing our adult learners who completed classes and accomplished milestone achievements this past year.  Hosted by the Board of Directors, the evening was enjoyed by students and their families, volunteer tutors and class instructors, and...

Workplace Classes Benefit Employees & Hospitality Industry
August 5, 2020October 8, 2020
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Workplace Classes Benefit Employees & Hospitality Industry

The Literacy Council of Frederick County (LCFC) is partnering with Plamondon Hospitality Partners (PHP) to bring English language classes to hotel associates to benefit their lives both at work and at home.  Associates who work at four Frederick campus hotels attended weekly classes January – March.  They were recently recognized by Plamondon Hospitality Partners for...

Distance Learning Tools Expand Access
May 5, 2020October 8, 2020
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Distance Learning Tools Expand Access

Distance learning tools are now expanding access to learning.  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, now was the time to embrace learning using...

Volunteer Appreciation Week: Celebrating Our Superheroes
April 23, 2020October 8, 2020
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Volunteer Appreciation Week: Celebrating Our Superheroes

The Literacy Council is celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Week April 19-25 by paying tribute to our 150+ wonderful long-time and new volunteers!  You know what it takes to serve our community seven days a week. Today, the adult learners we support through our adult literacy programs are facing even greater obstacles than ever before during these...

Downtown Restaurant Workers Enthusiastic About Learning
October 30, 2019October 8, 2020
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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...

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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