We’ve been teaching adults to read and write, and to speak English, for more than half a century now, and we’re proud of the way we’ve been able to help our students make big changes in their lives. But there are so many more people who could use our help!
Our new website is intended to extend our reach farther into the Frederick County community. We think it will make it easier for potential students to understand how we can help them. We hope it will encourage community members to consider tutoring or volunteering with us in some other way.
This website is only one of the initiatives the Literacy Council has undertaken in recent years to expand our work in the community. (We may be venerable, but we are definitely not standing still.)
Let’s begin with one of the most exciting recent developments: our new alliance with Frederick Community College’s Adult Education program. FCC has long been a friend. They have recommended our services to their students, and we have been proud when our students were ready to enroll in an FCC class.
Now FCC and the Literacy Council are developing even better ways to work together to serve the needs of adults challenged with low literacy skills. The shared initiative is to provide individualized or small group tutoring support to people who are unable to qualify for classes at FCC; provide additional tutoring support to students already enrolled in the adult education program at FCC; develop workplace literacy programs for small groups of employees; and coordinate with other social service providers in support of clients that they refer.
We can do so much more when we’re working with a great partner!