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Learner Spotlight: Meet Naylya
January 11, 2022January 11, 2022
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Naylya

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Naylya, 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 Naylya. ...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Lisa
January 11, 2022January 11, 2022
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Lisa

“At the Literacy Council, we are lucky to have Lisa Myers in the role of Treasurer, providing this foundational strength to the organization.” Carole Southam Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Literacy Council of Frederick County, working throughout the community to meet the needs of adult learners and their families through a range...

Learner Spotlight: Meet Maria
December 7, 2021December 7, 2021
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Maria

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Maria, 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  have written these words...

Volunteer Spotlight: Elizabeth Seligmann Award & Volunteer Appreciation
December 7, 2021December 7, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Elizabeth Seligmann Award & Volunteer Appreciation

The Literacy Council’s entrance was transformed into a curbside celebration November 11-12 to thank and recognize our wonderful volunteers who donated their time to help our adult learners and their families over the past two years since our last in-person event. On Thursday, November 11th, Board President Darrell Batson presented Literacy Council volunteer extraordinaire, Doris...

Learner Spotlight: Meet Ana
November 6, 2021November 6, 2021
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Ana

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Ana, 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 Ana and...

Volunteer Spotlight: Betty Seligmann
November 5, 2021November 10, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Betty Seligmann

Written by Caroline Gaver This month’s Volunteer Spotlight is a look back to introduce you to a remarkable woman who was a very important part of the Literacy Council’s history. For 33 years, from 1967, only four years after the Literacy Council was formed, until her death in May, 2000, Betty Seligmann embodied the heart,...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Jim
October 13, 2021October 13, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Jim

“Whatever the issue, literacy is a part of it. Imagine yourself for a day or two days, how would you exist if you couldn’t read?” This month’s Volunteer Spotlight recognizes Jim, a volunteer who joined the Literacy Council and completed tutor training in January 2019.  Jim has been tutoring students from the Literacy Council’s Basic Literacy...

Learner Spotlight: Meet Jamila
October 8, 2021October 8, 2021
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Jamila

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Jamila, 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 Jamila. I...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Judy
September 13, 2021October 1, 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, 2021October 1, 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...