For the over 130,000 residents of Montgomery County who are "limited English proficient," simple tasks like completing a job application, or writing a note to their child's teacher, pose nearly impossible challenges. For the past 54 years, LCMC has helped make those tasks easier for over 20,000 adult learners. Through one-on-one Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language tutoring and classes, it provides cost-effective instruction to both foreign-born and native-born students who have limited flexibility in their schedules, may not be comfortable in large classes, or may simply need to learn at their own pace. It also offers conversation classes and workplace literacy courses – all of which give students the skills and vocabulary to navigate school, work, and community. Over 30 classes at six sites will reach nearly 1,700 adults next year – putting their dreams into words.
Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County
Where They Operate: MD-Montgomery County; NA; NA
Age Groups Served: Adult (25-49)
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic; Other
Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Men/Boys; Women/Girls; ; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members
Schools They Work In: Brown Station Elementary School; Capt. James E. Daly Elementary School; Ridgeview Middle School
Awards & Recognition
Leadership Montgomery Nonprofit Discovery Program Participant--2012
2010 Catalogue for Philanthropy Video Contest Award Winner
LCMC Basic Literacy Student Milton Whitley received the 2009 Outstanding Student Award from ProLiteracy America
2009-2010 Catalogue for Philanthropy: One of the best small charities in the Greater Washington region.
Do More 24 - June, 2013 - Most donors in education category
- Unique Program Helps Maryland Kids Teach Mom and Dad English
Sat Nov 30 2013, The Patch
Cabrera and Giselle are teaming up to learn English in a course offered by the Literacy Council of Montgomery County...
- Literacy Council of Montgomery County celebrates 50 years of teaching others
Wed Jun 5 2013, Like many other students, Milton Whitley can't wait to have his high school diploma in hand. But unlike many others, just after his 50th birthday, Whitley had to first learn to read.
Like many other students, Milton Whitley can't wait to have his high school diploma in hand.
- Dean Cooper Honored by Literacy Council
Mon Jun 11 2012, The Rockville Patch
Dean Cooper, a resident of Silver Spring, received The Distinguished Service Award from the Literacy Council of Montgomery County.
- Literacy Council Announces Awards
Mon May 7 2012, The Rockville Patch
The Literacy Council of Montgomery County presented awards
- Milton Whitley Facing his Fear of Learning to Read
Wed Aug 3 2011, wamu.org
Milton Whitley dropped out of school at age 14 and was not able to read or write for the first 52 years of his life.
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