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. Your gift puts 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.
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