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2022 Celebration of Achievements Spotlights Learners, Volunteers and Community
November 10, 2022November 11, 2022
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2022 Celebration of Achievements Spotlights Learners, Volunteers and Community

The Literacy Council held its 8th Celebration of Achievements event on November 3rd at the Delaplaine Arts Center, a joyful occasion recognizing our adult learners who completed classes and accomplished milestone achievements this past year.  Program highlights from the past year kicked off the evening in this celebration video.  Hosted by the Board of Directors,...

Volunteer Spotlight: Girls Scouts & Volunteers Support Day of Action Project
October 10, 2022October 10, 2022
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Volunteer Spotlight: Girls Scouts & Volunteers Support Day of Action Project

Many, many thanks to Girl Scout Troop 81762, which is partnering with the Literacy Council during September and October to support our READy for School Children’s Book Drive! Thanks to their efforts, over 700 new and gently used children’s books for age ranges birth – 5th grade have already been collected! The books will support...

Learner Spotlight: Meet Inok
October 7, 2022October 12, 2022
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Inok

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Inok, 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. Inok contributed stories to...

In Memory of Literacy Council Volunteers
September 20, 2022September 20, 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.   On September 13, 2022, Gene Beall passed away at the age of 96.  After retiring from a 42 year career in broadcasting in Washington, D. C., Gene fulfilled his passion for helping others by volunteering with the Literacy Council...

Learner Spotlight: Adult Learner Graduates from Tutoring Program
September 15, 2022September 15, 2022
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Learner Spotlight: Adult Learner Graduates from Tutoring Program

Congratulations to Thierno on his many accomplishments in the Literacy Council’s Tutoring and Class Programs! Thierno recently was awarded a certificate presented by his tutor Pat Kennedy and Executive Director, Laurie Fisher, in recognition of his graduation and transition to Frederick Community College! We well remember Thierno and Pat faithfully meeting each week at the...

Volunteer Spotlight: Fall Classes & Tutor Workshops Kick Off
September 15, 2022September 16, 2022
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Volunteer Spotlight: Fall Classes & Tutor Workshops Kick Off

September is all about literacy!  We celebrate the start of fall classes, International Literacy Day on September 8, and Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, September 18-24.  This month’s Volunteer Spotlight recognizes our amazing volunteers who are leading our Community Classes and Tutor Training Team! The Literacy Council is expanding its Community Class program in...

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 12, 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...

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....