Category: <span>News</span>

Seeking Applicants for Program Manager Position
May 6, 2022May 7, 2022
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Seeking Applicants for Program Manager Position

The Literacy Council of Frederick County is seeking a candidate who is interested in joining a growing team of nonprofit professional staff and volunteers who are dedicated to supporting adult basic education and literacy programs for a diverse community of adult learners and their families in Frederick County. The focus of this full-time Program Manager...

2022 Scrabble® Mania Online Auction – April 27 – May 8
April 22, 2022April 26, 2022
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2022 Scrabble® Mania Online Auction – April 27 – May 8

The Literacy Council’s Scrabble® Mania Online Auction for Literacy opens for bidding at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 through 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 8! Our auction opens the day of our Scrabble Mania for Literacy in person event on April 27 at Olde Mother Brewing Company! The proceeds from this auction will support all...

Learner Spotlight: Meet Lily
April 13, 2022April 13, 2022
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Lily

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Lily, 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. Lily recently participated in...

Volunteer Spotlight: Volunteer Appreciation Week 2022
April 13, 2022April 13, 2022
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Volunteer Spotlight: Volunteer Appreciation Week 2022

“She’s not only my teacher, she’s my mentor” The Literacy Council is celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Week April 17-23 by paying tribute to our 120+ wonderful volunteers! Adults in our programs and their families are impacted every day by the time you contribute as volunteer tutors, class instructors, mentors, advocates, administrative support, on committees and in...

Student Spotlight: Meet Seethalakshmy
March 7, 2022March 7, 2022
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Student Spotlight: Meet Seethalakshmy

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Seethalakshmy (Seetha), 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. “My name is...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Martin
March 7, 2022March 7, 2022
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Martin

This month’s Volunteer Spotlight recognizes Martin who has volunteered with the Literacy Council since 2011. Martin had previously worked part-time for USPS while he was going to school, then went into the Navy.  He then  returned to USPS full-time while finishing his education.  After finishing school, he worked at FCPL, while also working full-time at...

Learner Spotlight: Meet Joseph
February 9, 2022February 10, 2022
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Joseph

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Joseph, 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. I’m Joseph from Cameroon...

Seeking Applicants for Development Coordinator
February 9, 2022March 7, 2022
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Seeking Applicants for Development Coordinator

This position has been filled!  Thank you to everyone who expressed interest!! The Literacy Council of Frederick County is seeking a candidate who is interested in joining a growing team of nonprofit professional staff and volunteers who are dedicated to supporting adult basic education and literacy programs for a diverse community of adult learners and...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Catherine
February 8, 2022February 9, 2022
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Catherine

Catherine Coundjeris has been a Literacy Council volunteer since 2011, contributing over 4,580 hours supporting our adult learners and tutors!  Catherine teaches weekly writing classes during the winter, spring and fall class sessions,  supports a Student-Led Conversation Class, and leads winter and summer English as a Second Language (ESL) book clubs for adult learners and...

Students Share Their Stories in Reflections Event
February 6, 2022February 6, 2022
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Students Share Their Stories in Reflections Event

Adult learners, volunteer tutors, members of the Board of Directors, Reflections sponsors and the community gathered for a virtual “Celebration and Book Launch” on January 26th to celebrate the publication of the Literacy Council of Frederick County’s inspiring new literary magazine fourth edition of Reflections:  Voices of English Learners featuring stories written by our students.  Darrell...