Category: <span>News</span>

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Judy
September 13, 2021September 14, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Judy

“The Literacy Council has been a wonderful way to get involved, make a difference, sharing with wonderful people from all walks of life.” This month’s Volunteer Spotlight recognizes Judy, a volunteer who recently joined the Literacy Council and completed tutor training in January this year.  Judy expressed interest in teaching a class, based on her...

Learner Spotlight: Meet Cristian
September 12, 2021September 12, 2021
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Cristian

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Cristian, our featured student this month in our “Learner Spotlight”.  Featured adult learners will represent all of the Literacy Council’s programs, including authors from Reflections: Voices of English Learners, the Literacy Council’s literary magazine, as well as other students. My name is Cristian, I’m...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Denise & Irene
August 10, 2021August 11, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Denise & Irene

This month’s Volunteer Spotlight is a tribute to two truly amazing Literacy Council volunteer tutors, Denise D. and Irene R., for leading our Wednesday morning Advanced Conversation Class for over 11 years!  This class brings together friends, colleagues and new members every week at 10:00 a.m., starting up again each fall when families are back...

Learner Spotlight: Meet Ivan
August 6, 2021August 6, 2021
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Ivan

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Ivan, our featured student this month in our “Learner Spotlight”.  Featured adult learners will represent all of the Literacy Council’s programs, including authors from Reflections: Voices of English Learners, the Literacy Council’s literary magazine, as well as other students. I am Ivan D., actor...

Book Club Explores “As Far As the I Can See”
August 6, 2021August 6, 2021
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Book Club Explores “As Far As the I Can See”

Written by Catherine Coundjeris, Book Club Facilitator and Writing Classes Instructor This summer’s Book Club at the Literacy Council met for four sessions and had the special treat of reading a book, As Far as The I Can See by fellow tutor Julie Heifetz. It was a page turning memoir of Julie’s experience working for...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Anna Ondrish
July 13, 2021July 13, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Anna Ondrish

“It was a safe place with someone who is going to give them the grace to speak at their pace.” The following Volunteer Spotlight is based on an interview with Anna Ondrish, Volunteer Instructor, Occupational Skills Training Class Last year in 2020 Anna Ondrish decided that she wanted to start volunteering somewhere. She found out...

Learner Spotlight: Meet Olga
July 13, 2021July 13, 2021
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Olga

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Olga, our featured student this month in our “Learner Spotlight”.  Featured adult learners will represent all of the Literacy Council’s programs, including authors from Reflections: Voices of English Learners, the Literacy Council’s literary magazine, as well as other students. My name is Olga. I...

Literacy Council Welcomes 2021-2022 Board Members & Officers
July 13, 2021July 14, 2021
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Literacy Council Welcomes 2021-2022 Board Members & Officers

The Literacy Council of Frederick County’s Board of Directors recently welcomed installed new officers, new members, and acknowledged the leadership and extensive contributions of the departing President and board members whose terms recently ended. New officers (from left to right) include Darrell Batson, President; Geordie Wilson, Vice-President; Catherine Mock, Secretary and Lisa Myers, Treasurer. Joining...

2021 Scrabble® Mania Online Auction – May 15-31
May 10, 2021May 24, 2021
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2021 Scrabble® Mania Online Auction – May 15-31

The Literacy Council’s Scrabble® Mania Online Auction for Literacy opens for bidding at 12:00 noon Saturday, May 15 through 9:00 p.m. on Monday, May 31! Our auction opens the day of our virtual Scrabble Mania for Literacy event on Saturday, May 15. The proceeds from this auction will support our tutoring, community classes, parent and...

Learner Spotlight: Meet Silvia
May 2, 2021May 2, 2021
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Silvia

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Silvia, one of our students who will be featured each month in our new “Learner Spotlight”.  Adult  learners will represent all of the Literacy Council’s programs, including authors from Reflections: Voices of English Learners, the Literacy Council’s literary magazine featuring student writing, as well...