Volunteer Spotlight – Barbara Rosing

July 31st, 2017

August 2017 Volunteer Spotlight – Barbara Rosing, ESL Tutor In November 2016, the Literacy Council of Montgomery County, like many nonprofits across the country, saw an uptick in inquiries about how members of the community could volunteer and help with the organization’s mission. Barbara Rosing was one step ahead. On Saturday November 5, 2016, she

Volunteer Spotlight: Sharon Levy

June 22nd, 2017

What motivated or inspired you to become an LCMC volunteer? I had lived in Brazil and had to learn to speak, read, and write in Portuguese. I had sympathy for the people that were in that position coming here. I had been a speech and language pathologist for Montgomery County Public Schools and did bi-lingual

Fall 2017 ESL Classes

June 20th, 2017

UPDATED: 10/18/2017 We are offering a limited number of classes for Session II of Fall 2017. Please see the schedule of available classes here for information on how to register. We are also still finalizing our schedule of Winter 2017-2018 classes. If you would like to be notified when Winter registration dates are available in

Volunteer Spotlight – Katie Sheils

May 25th, 2017

Meet Katie! If you have ever called or stopped by the LCMC office on a Wednesday morning, you have likely been greeted by the friendly face or voice of Katie Sheils, one of our dedicated and cheerful front desk volunteers who help us manage the flow of calls and visitors, whether from prospective students, current

Do More 24 – June 2017!

May 1st, 2017

On June 8th, the Literacy Council of Montgomery County is participating in Do More 24, a fundraising event sponsored by the United Way that will mobilize the Washington, DC region, including Montgomery County, for 24-hours of online giving. We want to reach out to all of our volunteers and supporters, since every donation we receive

In Memory of Debbie Demske

April 25th, 2017

In Memory of Debbie Demske The Literacy Council of Montgomery County and the community of adult learners that we serve lost a great friend and advocate with the death of Debra Nita Demske. Debbie passed away on April 17 in Montgomery Hospice’s Casey House with her mother and son Ben by her side. Debbie was

Volunteer Spotlight – Rebekah Ramirez

March 28th, 2017

Rebekah is one of our newest ESL tutors with the Literacy Council of Montgomery County! A young professional living in Bethesda and working in DC, she was looking for a way to contribute a couple of hours of free time per week toward helping another person. In just a few short months, she and her

LCMC’s Executive Director Moving On

March 20th, 2017

The Literacy Council of Montgomery County’s Executive Director, Danielle Verbiest, recently submitted her resignation to the board effective April 21 to pursue new opportunities leading WorkSource Montgomery’s community engagement. Statement from LCMC’s Board President Jim Hastings “The Executive Board has accepted Danielle’s resignation with mixed feelings. We are excited for her as she ventures into

Spring 2017 ESL Classes

March 10th, 2017

We are offering limited ESL classes Spring 2017. Weekday Classes For weekday classes, click here to view the orientation schedule. You must attend the designated orientation for a class during the week. Saturday Classes View the flyer to learn more about this special offering. To register for the Saturday-only, 10-week Communication Skills for the American Workplace

Volunteer Spotlight – Joan Iceland

February 23rd, 2017

Meet Joan! A longtime tutor for the Literacy Council of Montgomery County, she has found that by volunteering to teach others, she has learned quite a bit herself! She tells us more as our February 2017 Volunteer of the Month. What motivated or inspired you to become an LCMC volunteer? I was motivated to become