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

2017 ESL Legacy Scholarship Deadline Extended to February 28 – APPLY NOW!

February 2nd, 2017

Staff Profile – Alexandra Villamizar

January 27th, 2017

Alexandra Villamizar joins the LCMC team as our new Programs Manager, with an extensive background in teaching English as a Second Language and designing/implementing programs to better serve English language learners. Here’s Alexandra in her own words: “Being apart of the team at the LCMC as the Program Manager has given me the opportunity to

Volunteer Spotlight – King Stablein

December 29th, 2016

Meet King, one of LCMC’s dedicated volunteer ESL tutors! What motivated or inspired you to become an LCMC tutor? My wife, Kathryn Winsberg, has been an LCMC tutor for several years, and I saw the satisfaction she was deriving from tutoring her first student, who passed her citizenship exam after working with Kathryn for a

Volunteer Spotlight – Mickey

November 24th, 2016

Mickey has dedicated over five years of service to LCMC as an office volunteer. She keeps our Tutor Library in order every Tuesday, and is a familiar face around the office to the staff and many of the tutors and students who meet in our Tutor Rooms. She is a great help around the office and

Free ESL Classes – Winter 2017 Schedule

November 22nd, 2016

Please click on one of the links below to find an English as a Second Language (ESL) class in your location. Students must attend a Registration and Testing session to be assessed and placed into an English class. Below you will find the complete Winter 2017 Classes Schedule along with the Registration and Testing locations and time.

LCMC Year in Review

October 19th, 2016

  As we marked our 53rd anniversary of providing free English instruction, we are pleased to report that, with the support of our volunteers, donors and partners, we were able to help over 1,750 adult learners improve their English language proficiency – a 25% growth over the past 5 years! Our  dedicated and committed tutors

Volunteer Spotlight – Marsha

October 17th, 2016

Marsha has dedicated over ten years of service assisting adults with learning Basic Literacy skills and English as a Second Language (ESL). She first started tutoring adults in 2005 and officially tutored until 2011. In 2009, she became a Volunteer Teaching Assistant and assisted in our first adult English class session. We are so happy to have Marsha as a