In this issue: Find out more about our upcoming events, students' writing, seasonal shopping, winter 2017 classes updates, and more!

October 2016
LCMC News & Updates
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LCMC - A Year in Review
Tutor Maggie Bruno and her students
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!

Click here to read the full Year in Review article.

literacychangesHow Literacy Changes Lives

Clint Jones, Basic Literacy Student, shares how being an LCMC student changed his life.  

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Miguel at his Naturalization Oath Ceremony
We are so proud to announce that our student, Miguel, was sworn in as U.S. citizen on September 28, 2016. Miguel has been a student in LCMC's tutoring program since 2011. This accomplishment was one of Miguel's biggest goals for the past two years. Miguel and his tutor, Peter, worked very hard to prepare for the Civics exam. Congratulations  Miguel and Peter for your hard work!

Brothers Nathan and Joshua with their GED® Certificates
Brothers Nathan and Joshua were students of LCMC's iPathways program. In October 2016, they successfully completed the General Education  Development  (GED®) program and received their GED® certificates. Congratulations Nathan and Joshua for all your hard work and dedication. YOU DID IT! 

"I'm Sarah. I came from South Korea 9 years ago. I want to speak English well. But I didn't have any opportunity to study English. One day my friend introduced me to the Literacy Council program. And I started to have the Literacy class with a good teacher. I got my citizenship after studying U.S. history with my teacher. I am so glad to have met my English teacher. I still study English in the Literacy Council program. I will be better to speak English if I study hard. Thank you for all your help."                                                                                              - Sarah, ESL Student
Click here  to read more about how literacy has impacted our students' lives.
Marsha has dedicated over ten years of service assisting adults with learning Basic Literacy skills and English as a Second language (ESL). 

Click here to read the full interview with Marsha.

Staff Spotlight 

Introducing Geneva "Nevie" Brooks as our New Volunteer & Program Coordinator
"As the  Volunteer and Program Coordinator for LCMC, I spend a lot of time working with our  prospective volunteer tutors to make sure they have all the information and training needed to become certified tutors."

Click here to read the full article. 
Winter 2017 English Classes 

Are you interested in receiving updates about the Winter 2017 English classes registration and testing dates? Be the first to find out about our registration and testing dates.

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thankyouThank You to Our Donors

We are so grateful for your generous contributions. Thank you so much for making a big difference in the lives of our adult learners!


Nancy Barbero                                   Linda Baxter
Michele Cade                                     Eric Carzon
Myron & Nina Chace                        Linda Chappell
Rhea Cohn                                         James & Elizabeth Hastings
Evamaria Hawkins                             Alan Heymann                                
Jessica Jones                                     Iris Stein-Korman
Jay Krampf                                         Joseph & Carol Pomerantz
Howard Ross                                      George K Rothman
Meredith Smith                                 Corie Tofilon
Joann Turner                                      Marsha Vonduerckheim

Government, Foundations, and Organizations 

Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation (DLLR)
Gannett Foundation
Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL)
Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL)
Seasonal Shopping 

Give the gift of literacy this holiday season. Find out how you can support LCMC in giving our adult learners the skills they need for life.

Rockville Rewards Cards - $25
Get the stocking stuffer everyone is talking about!  Your card purchase helps LCMC provide learning resources for our students. The  card pays for itself after a few uses at your favorite restaurants and shops. Save money all year long f rom  September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017. 

Click here to purchase a card.
When you shop online at for your seasonal shopping , you'll find the exact low prices and convenient shopping experience as The added bonus is that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to LCMC. 

Visit to select LCMC as your charitable organization. 
supportSupport LCMC through
Workplace Giving

Workplace Giving is a simple way to make tax-deductible donations to local charities through payroll contributions. Please consider supporting the Literacy Council of Montgomery County through your employer's workplace giving program.

savethedateSave the Date: Scrabble® Scramble

Don't miss out! Join us for a fun evening of Scrabble ®  and more.  

April 2, 2017, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

William F. Bolger Center
9600 Newbridge Drive
Potomac, MD 20854

Please mark your calendars to join us on June 14th to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our adult learners and recognize our wonderful teachers and volunteer tutors!

June 14, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre
603 Edmonston Drive
Rockville, MD 20851

Please stay tuned for more information.

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