We are pleased to announce the continuation of the ESL Legacy Scholarship. Thanks to the generosity of a donor, and in partnership with The Community Foundation and Future Link, the ESL Legacy Scholarship provides financial support to children whose parents studied English as a Second Language (ESL) through the classroom or tutoring programs at LCMC.
“I am one of the survivors.” That’s what Risala quietly says when asked where she is originally from. “I am from South Sudan, Darfur,” she says first. Normally, the “where” question is followed up with the question of what brought one of our ESL learners to the United States. But in this case, asking someone
ESL Tutor and Student Spotlight on Mamadou and Leslie If this story inspires you to support the work of LCMC and students like Mamadou, please consider making a Giving Tuesday donation here. “Our community is better for having Mamadou in it.” Leslie, a Literacy Council of Montgomery County volunteer tutor, does not mince words. “I
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November 2017’s LCMC Volunteer Spotlight is on Marisa Fried! “I believe literacy education is the best way to a better life,” says Marisa Fried, who began tutoring with LCMC in January 2017. She remarks on how adult literacy education not only directly helps the adult learners, but helps children learn to read as well. “Children who
This month’s student/tutor spotlight features ESL learner Caiqing and her volunteer tutor, Stevie. “My son is 12 years old. He always makes fun of me. He plays tricks on me,” says Caiqing, an ESL learner in LCMC’s tutoring program. She is acting exasperated, but she also cannot hide her amusement. “I ask him to write
The first thing that sticks out about volunteer tutor, Harry, and his ESL student, Sarah, is how easy laughter comes to them. Harry’s self-deprecating sense of humor, and Sarah’s enjoyment of good-natured teasing, make it clear this pair’s lessons are far from the chore many of us remember taking classes as being. “Why do I
This week, September 24-30, 2017, we are celebrating Adult Education & Family Literacy Week, which raises public awareness about the need for and value of adult education and family literacy. Its goal is to leverage resources that support access to basic education programs for the 36 million U.S. adults with low literacy skills. Advocates across the country
Dear LCMC family, It’s late summer, a time when our stores have “back to school” items for sale, and children are anticipating what their teachers and classes will be like. However, at the Literacy Council of Montgomery County (LCMC), as our classes begin again, we know it’s not just children headed back to school after summer
Gabriel Martinez Cabrera, aka Gabe, has worked in underserved communities in New York, Boston, and San Francisco. Over the years, his work evolved into workforce development, where he was in charge of a federally funded program that helped young returning citizens find family sustaining employment. More recently, he worked for a research firm called Digital