Notes from the Bald Man – August 2018

August 1st, 2018

Dear Community Builders, Last week a few non-profit leaders from the county were invited by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to go look at agencies in New York that have done good work around youth homelessness—by youth, we are talking 18-25 year olds. DHHS plans to open a center in East County

Student Spotlight: Darnell

August 1st, 2018

Work in adult education long enough, and one inevitably meets some of the most inspiring and determined parents there are. Darnell, a Basic Literacy student with LCMC, and father to a son, is one of them. “I always wanted to help him with reading,” says Darnell. “I always wanted to pick up a book and

Notes from the Bald Man – July 2018

July 6th, 2018

Dear Community Builder, I hope this finds you all well and not too warm. Summer is a pretty great time, as we all know. Time to be outside and enjoy the sun. For us, staff at LCMC, as is true for most educators, summer is also a time to reset and prepare for the year

Fall 2018 ESL Classes

July 6th, 2018

The Literacy Council offers a classroom program for adults who want to learn English.  We have classes for beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners. Classes are a total of 60 hours. We offer Morning, Evening, and Saturday Classes. Students may not miss more than 6 hours of class or they will be removed from the program. Classes are

Student Spotlight: Moshtaar, ESL Classroom Student

June 22nd, 2018

Moshtaar is a young man from Afghanistan to whom family is particularly important. After many years apart, he recently became reunited with his mother and sister by moving to Montgomery County less than a year ago. As Moshtaar adjusts to his new life in America, he makes progress in his goals – to perfect his

SUMMER 2018 ESL CLASSES

June 7th, 2018

This summer we are offering limited English as a second language classes at Gaithersburg Library on the 2nd floor, during the week with a morning option and an evening option. In order to register for a class this summer, you must attend the registration and testing event for the class you want to take. Gaithersburg

Notes from the Bald Man – June 2018

June 4th, 2018

Dear Tutors, Let’s talk data. As some of you know, we have been making some serious changes to our Tutoring Program, which will allow us to be better and to grow. With Fidel doing our day-to-day operations, Alexandra has been working tirelessly to get our new curricula ready for ESOL and BL students. On the

LCMC Annual Meeting on May 24, 2018

May 10th, 2018

Please join us at 6:30pm at the Rockville Memorial Library, on the 3rd floor in Suite 331, the conference room for the Office of Human Rights, for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Literacy Council of Montgomery County. We will hear from LCMC’s Board of Directors on the current State of LCMC with a review

Staff Spotlight: Ahu Moser Chosen as Member of APC

May 1st, 2018

Our very own Assistant Director of Programs (Classroom), Ahu Moser, joined LCMC in July of 2015. Many of our teachers and students recognize Ahu as our former Intake and Assessment Specialist, but her extensive leadership has been so valuable to LCMC that she is now in charge of the ESL Classroom program. Ahu was recently

Notes from the Bald Man – May 2018

May 1st, 2018

May 2018 Dear Community Builders, I hope you all are enjoying the lovely weather we are getting this week. If you are reading these words, I hope you are doing so under a tree while you sip from a drink; iced coffee is my preference. Over the next couple of newsletters, I want to share