Tutor/Student Pair Highlight: Risala and Beatrice

December 6th, 2017

“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

Student/Tutor Spotlight: Caiqing and Stevie

October 18th, 2017

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

Staff Take: What Adult Education and Family Literacy Mean to Me #AEFLWeek

September 26th, 2017

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

Tutor Honored With Service Award

June 9th, 2016

After retiring in late 2011, Bill Torrey wanted to get more involved in his community. He was especially interested in literacy and reading, so he became a volunteer tutor at the Literacy Council of Montgomery County (LCMC). In May of this year, he received the Volunteer Award at the Nancy Dworkin Outstanding Service to Youth Awards

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April 14th, 2015

Literacy Council students, tutors, and teachers reflect on their experiences.

Alfredo Munoz Literary Council of Montgomery County Student Story

Student Story: Alfredo

November 24th, 2014

Alfredo immigrated to the United States twelve years ago.

Event Spotlight: Rockville Rewards Kick-Off

November 24th, 2014

Get ready because today (September 9, 2015) the Literacy Council of Montgomery County will be kicking off the Rockville Rewards Card Promotion with Ev & Maddy’s at 101 Gibbs Street in Rockville Town Square.    Today Only – Buy your Rockville Rewards Card for just $15 and start saving right away.  Check Out the Details

Student Story: Marian

November 2nd, 2014

Marian, a native of Gambia, had no formal education and knew no English when she came to the United States but thanks to the LCMC her life was changed and made easier living here in America.