Category: <span>News</span>

Literacy Council Welcomes New Board Members & Officers
August 5, 2020October 8, 2020
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Literacy Council Welcomes 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 recently ended. Joining the Literacy Council’s Board are: Erik Jones, Leah Knecht, Beth Lowe and Catherine Mock. Erik Jones is a Community Supervision...

COABE Conference Goes Virtual!
July 24, 2020October 8, 2020
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COABE Conference Goes Virtual!

Article written by Lynn (Linda) Bruton, the Literacy Council’s volunteer Basic Literacy Program Coordinator following her participation in this conference. The Coalition on Adult Basic Education is the voice of adult basic education nationwide. With more than 15,000 members, its stated mission is to advance national and international adult education and literacy opportunities through initiatives in...

Scrabble® Mania Online Auction May 17-23
May 7, 2020October 8, 2020
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Scrabble® Mania Online Auction May 17-23

The Literacy Council’s Scrabble® Mania Online Auction for Literacy opens for bidding at noon Sunday, May 17 through 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 23! Normally held as a silent auction during our annual Scrabble® Mania for Literacy fundraiser, the event had to be cancelled due to the current COVID-19 public health crisis. The proceeds from...

2020 Census Maryland
March 15, 2020October 8, 2020
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2020 Census Maryland

2020 Census Maryland The Literacy Council is actively participating as a member of Frederick County’s Census 2020 Complete Count Committee to help share resources and get the word out to our networks about this critical process which begins this month. Literacy Council volunteers, tutors, and class facilitators, WE NEED YOUR HELP  as a trusted resource with your students. You...

Board of Directors Celebrate Friends of the Literacy Council
February 21, 2020February 21, 2020
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Board of Directors Celebrate Friends of the Literacy Council

February 5, 2020: Delaplaine Arts Center The Board of Directors hosted an evening reception on February 5th to celebrate the numerous Friends of the Literacy Council whose support enables the organization to provide essential literacy services for the community. Richard Haney, Board President, welcomed the representatives from Frederick County and Frederick City leadership, community business,...

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, 2019August 12, 2020
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In Memory of Literacy Council Volunteers

On August 9, 2020, Ron Adams passed away at the age of 76. After retiring in 2006, Ron volunteered in many ways in the Frederick community.  He began with the Literacy Council in 2008 and was a dedicated ESL tutor who worked with several students through the years and gave over 1,400 hours of his...

Literacy Council Joins Changemakers 2019 at Arena Stage!
November 5, 2019October 8, 2020
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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, 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...