Educational Institutions

Literacy Council of Montgomery County Maryland, Inc.

  • Rockville, MD
  • www.literacycouncilmcmd.org

Mission Statement

The Literacy Council of Montgomery County, MD, Inc. was founded in 1963. Our mission is to enable adults to transform their lives and enrich our community through English literacy.

Main Programs

  1. Tutoring Program
  2. ESL Classroom Program
  3. Workplace Literacy Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

Maryland

Montgomery County, MD
DC Metro Area

ruling year

1968

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mrs. Danielle Verbiest

Keywords

Self-reported

Adult Literacy, English as a Second Language, Volunteer Tutors

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Also Known As

LCMC

EIN

52-0852549

 Number

6477934525

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Tutoring Program

LCMC's Basic Literacy and ESL Tutoring Program is a volunteer-based tutoring program which began in 1963 to teach adults who were unable to read, write, speak, and understand English, and to do so in a cost-effective way with the help of community volunteers. Volunteer tutors, trained by certified Pro-Literacy trainers, meet weekly with their students either one-on-one or in small groups using the Laubach Way to English curriculum. LCMC staff interviews and assesses students throughout the year and provides necessary support to the volunteer tutors.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 2

ESL Classroom Program

LCMC's ESL Classroom Program offers intensive ESL classes that provide 75 hours of ESL instruction led by professional ESL teachers. The program has a well-established system of managed enrollment; three semesters of class offerings; morning, evening and weekend classes; a comprehensive learner orientation to help set expectations and improve persistence; pre- and post-testing using CASAS Life and Work assessments; and a portion of classes focusing on workforce readiness skills. Classes are held at multiple locations throughout the county.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 3

Workplace Literacy Program

LCMC offers customized English language instruction to improve the communication skills of employees both on and off the job. We offer an integrated program model in which we focus on English language skills, workplace literacy, and industry needs.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Maryland

Montgomery County, MD
DC Metro Area

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Financials

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LITERACY COUNCIL OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY MARYLAND INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Literacy Council of Montgomery County Maryland, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Danielle Verbiest

BIO

Danielle has extensive experience in nonprofit operations, communications, and development, as well as project management experience in the private sector. Prior to joining LCMC in 2014, Danielle served as assistant director of development and communications for the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless and has held positions at the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program of Montgomery County and Bridgestone Netherlands. Danielle holds an M.A. in International Non-Governmental Organizations and a B.A. in Oriental Languages and Communication.

A native of Holland, Danielle is a polyglot — in addition to speaking English as a second language, she has studied Mandarin, German and French. “I strongly believe in the work of the Literacy Council. Language is such an important skill and critical for people to reach their full potential."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jim Hastings

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