Many adults in Montgomery County lack the literacy skills to be able to participate fully in the community and local economy. In addition, approximately 40% of Montgomery County residents have a language other than English as their first or primary language. The Literacy Council of Montgomery County (LCMC) is a nonprofit organization whose work is
In recognition of Black History Month, we are featuring a guest blog post from Denise Hill, our Director of Community Impact, who reminds us that Black History is not just to be celebrated and made in February, but all year round, and that historical inequality is not just to be regarded as a thing of
The LCMC office will be closed on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Staff will have access to email. We will reopen on Thursday, February 21st.
Announcing the new late winter/spring 2019 LC Chats schedule! LC Chats are available at no charge, and no requirement to register. Any adult English learner or non-native English speaker, at any level of English proficiency, can join this loosely structured conversation group with other adult ESL learners. The conversation is guided by an LCMC volunteer
To accommodate the demand for Saturday morning ESL classes, LCMC has added classes at East County Regional Services Center for the upcoming Winter/Spring 2019 session. The class will begin in mid-March. To register and take a placement test to get into a FREE adult English-as-a-second-language class at East County in Silver Spring, please go to
Each month, LCMC’s Executive Director, Gabe, shares recent developments at LCMC through his blog, Notes from the Bald Man. You can find previous months’ blog posts here. February 2019 In light Martin Luther King, Jr.’s recent birthday, I have been thinking a lot about a quote of his that I first heard in college regarding the purpose of education: “Education which
Due to inclement weather, tonight (1/29)’s registration and testing for our evening Winter ESL class at White Oak Community Recreation Center has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 5th, at 5:30pm. This class will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-9pm and will last 12 weeks, beginning late February/early March. To take this class,
Every year, the ESL Legacy Scholarship provide college scholarship support to children whose parents studied English as a Second Language through classes or tutoring offered by the Literacy Council of Montgomery County. In providing financial support, the scholarship seeks to enable financially disadvantaged youth to pursue higher education. The award symbolically honors their parents for demonstrating
The LCMC office will be closed on Monday, January 14, 2019. Staff will have access to email. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 15th.
LCMC’s work was recognized on County Cable Montgomery and by the Montgomery County Council on December 20, 2018. See the feature below! You can support this vital work by making your tax-deductible donation today.