The Unity Campaign for Frederick County

Literacy Council of Frederick County

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Adult Literacy is a Survival Skill ...

Knowing How to Read, Write and Communicate Saves  Lives…

Yet ... more than 25,000 Frederick County adults lack the literacy skills needed to function in society.  This number includes people who are learning English and native English speakers who are all our neighbors.

Literacy is listening, speaking, reading, writing, navigating and belonging.

Without knowing how to read, how can someone understand directions on a medicine bottle or on a map?

Without knowing how to write, how can someone fill out a job application?

Without knowing English, how can a parent respond to a message from their child's school?

Many of our students fall within the population of Marylanders mentioned in the ALICE Report. Despite working multiple, low-paying jobs, these adults and their families can’t make ends meet.  The COVID-19 crisis has added to their plight.  How do they keep their jobs, support their children's schooling, and access health resources?

The Literacy Council of Frederick County (LCFC) is providing a lifeline for these people in many ways by teaching everyday life skills.


Our Impact ...

  • 60 Years of Lifting Lives through Literacy in Frederick County
  • 323 adult learners who support 135 families & 272 children
  • 156 adult learners in the Tutoring Program supported by 98 volunteer tutors
  • 98 adult learners attended the weekly Community Class Program
  • 41 community classes taught by 14 volunteer instructors
  • 2 Parent classes & 23 family literacy events with 5 FCPS elementary schools & the Judy Center in the Parent Literacy Program
  • 29 employees in hospitality and manufacturing jobs attended 15 classes in the Workplace Literacy Program
  • 54 new volunteer tutors & class instructors trained in 7 tutor training workshops
  • 147 volunteers contributed 13,122 volunteer hours
  • 9,250 adult learners served since 1963!!

Thank you for supporting Literacy Council of Frederick County through the Unity Campaign. You can contribute online, text to give, or send your donation by mail using this donation form.

The Literacy Council of Frederick County provides pathways to essential literacy skills.

Success for the individuals and families we seek to serve rests on a collective community approach that shapes a full path to a thriving life.

Literacy Lifts Lives.

We invite you to view a short video from our programs!


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