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Volunteer Spotlight: In Memory of Kim Doyle
August 11, 2022August 11, 2022
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Volunteer Spotlight: In Memory of Kim Doyle

The Literacy Council is saddened by the recent loss of volunteer Kim Doyle who passed away on July 11, 2022. He played soccer and lacrosse at Loyola College of Maryland, graduating with an English degree before serving in the army during the Vietnam War. He was an athlete, scholar, loved writing poetry and studying language,...

Learner Spotlight: Book Club Explores “Coming of Age Around the World”
August 10, 2022August 10, 2022
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Learner Spotlight: Book Club Explores “Coming of Age Around the World”

Written by Catherine Coundjeris, Book Club Facilitator and Writing Classes Instructor This summer’s Book Club at the Literacy Council met for three sessions and enjoyed reading stories from an anthology, Coming of Age Around the World, edited by Adiele Faith and Mary Frosch.  It was a grand journey around the world as we read pieces...

In Memory of Literacy Council Volunteers
July 16, 2022July 16, 2022
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In Memory of Literacy Council Volunteers

The Literacy Council offers sincere condolences to the families and friends of these wonderful volunteers.   Kim Doyle, 75, passed away on July 11, 2022.  He was an athlete, scholar and Vietnam War veteran.  After retiring from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, he began volunteering as a Literacy Council tutor in January, 2018.  He loved...

Learner Spotlight: Congratulate Our Workplace Class Graduates
July 14, 2022July 14, 2022
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Learner Spotlight: Congratulate Our Workplace Class Graduates

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! This month’s “Learner Spotlight” is dedicated to congratulating the employees who recently completed our spring session of Workplace English classes from our partner businesses.  We hope you enjoy these photos of some of the employees and classes receiving their certificates of completion. Employees attend class weekly while at their...

Volunteer Spotlight: Welcome 2022-23 New Board Members & Officers
July 13, 2022July 13, 2022
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Volunteer Spotlight: Welcome 2022-23 New Board Members & Officers

The Literacy Council of Frederick County’s Board of Directors at its June Board Meeting approved its slate of new officers for the coming year fiscal year which begins this month.  We are also excited to welcome and introduce our four newest members! New officers (from left to right) include Geordie Wilson, President; Sharon Jacko, Lt....

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Rich
June 14, 2022June 14, 2022
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Rich

This month’s Volunteer Spotlight recognizes Richard Haney who has volunteered with the Literacy Council since 2014. Dr. Richard (Rich) Haney, EdD, has dedicated his entire career to education, and over 45+ years to the Frederick County community.  After retiring from Frederick Community College and also from the FCC Foundation, he chose the Literacy Council where...

Learner Spotlight: Congratulate Our Parents
June 14, 2022June 15, 2022
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Learner Spotlight: Congratulate Our Parents

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! This month’s “Learner Spotlight” is dedicated to congratulating the parents from Waverley Elementary School who recently completed a new Parent Conversation Class. As part of the Literacy Council’s Parent Literacy Program, the Literacy Council and the Judy Center partnered together to provide weekly English classes for parents at Butterfly...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Shira
May 11, 2022May 11, 2022
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Shira

“Volunteering for the Literacy Council fills  my soul” This month’s Volunteer Spotlight recognizes Shira who has volunteered with the Literacy Council since 2020.  The Literacy Council is blessed to have volunteers who bring a multitude of talents and passion for helping others.  Shira is one of the organization’s treasures, contributing her Events Planning professional expertise...

May 11, 2022May 11, 2022
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Touching Lives Award Honors Jennifer Szabo

“There are so many things I love about working in this field. Ultimately, we are equipping adults to better their lives, make decisions, build confidence, and choose the path for their own life.  We get to be a part of that.” We are proud to announce Jennifer Szabo as one of the 2022 Touching Lives honorees for...

Learner Spotlight: Meet Sungheui
May 10, 2022May 10, 2022
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Sungheui

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Sungheui, our featured student this month in our “Learner Spotlight”.  Featured adult learners  represent the Literacy Council’s literacy programs, including authors from Reflections: Voices of English Learners, the Literacy Council’s literary magazine, as well as adult learners in other programs. Sungheui contributed stories to...