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

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