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Literacy Council of Frederick County Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy
June 1, 2019August 7, 2019
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Literacy Council of Frederick County Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy

As it Celebrates its 17th Anniversary Serving the Greater Washington Region, the Catalogue for Philanthropy is Proud to Honor the Literacy Council of Frederick County The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected the Literacy Council of Frederick County to be part of its Class of 2019-20. The Literacy Council has undergone a rigorous review...

Literacy Council Participates in Western Maryland TESOL Conference
April 30, 2019October 8, 2020
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Literacy Council Participates in Western Maryland TESOL Conference

On April 6, 2019, Literacy Council of Frederick County representatives participated at the MDTESOL Western MD Mini Conference, The Wonderful World of Writing for ELs (English learners) held at Frederick Community College. Holly Bohman and Lurlena Burnett attended break-out sessions to learn more techniques for tutoring their students.  Marianne Dacey and Nan Crockett staffed a...

THANK YOU!! 4th Annual Scrabble© Mania for Literacy is a Success!
April 5, 2019October 8, 2020
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THANK YOU!! 4th Annual Scrabble© Mania for Literacy is a Success!

The Literacy Council’s 2019 Scrabble© Mania for Literacy fundraising event held at Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant on March 30 was a big success, raising over $10,000 to support adult literacy programs for our community! This was not an ordinary Scrabble tournament! Teams of four worked together to produce the highest overall score – and if they...

Literacy Council Launches First Literary Magazine ~ Reflections
September 25, 2018October 8, 2020
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Literacy Council Launches First Literary Magazine ~ Reflections

September 25, 2018 Literacy Council launches its first literary magazine – Reflections – Voices of English Learners Curious Iguana Bookstore hosted the Literacy Council’s launch of its first literary magazine, Reflections – Voices of English Learners. The magazine is a compilation of stories, poems, and art written by Literacy Council students with their new English...

In Memory of Elizabeth Derr
July 18, 2018July 18, 2018
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In Memory of Elizabeth Derr

Those of us at the Literacy Council who knew her are saddened by the passing of Elizabeth Derr on July 14, 2018. Elizabeth volunteered for the Literacy Council continuously since she began as an office staffer in 1988 until reluctantly retiring, at the age of 88, in 2016.  She became a tutor in 1989 and...

Remembering Joyce Routzahn
June 14, 2018June 23, 2018
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Remembering Joyce Routzahn

Long-time Literacy Council volunteer and all-around remarkable woman Joyce Routzahn died on June 13, 2018, at the age of 88. Joyce began volunteering with the Literacy Council in 1976, after becoming certified as a tutor.  She was an elementary school teacher who tutored many children as well as our Literacy Council adult students – she...