May 29, 2013
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SUNDAY: Rep. Van Hollen to speak at Literacy Council of Montgomery County’s 50th Anniversary
ROCKVILLE, Md. – Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) will serve as the keynote speaker when the Literacy Council of Montgomery County celebrates its 50th anniversary in June. The nonprofit organization, which has been providing free basic literacy and English as a Second Language tutoring and classes across the county for the past half-century, will celebrate this milestone on Sunday, June 2, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. at VisArts at Rockville Town Square.
The program will be moderated by Kavitha Cardoza, WAMU education reporter.
“The Literacy Council of Montgomery County has reached a landmark moment – 50 years of service to Montgomery County,” said Marilyn Block, president of the board of the Literacy Council of Montgomery County. “During that time, we are proud to have provided basic literacy and ESL services to more than 16,000 adult learners from 93 countries, including the United States, and we have trained nearly 8,700 volunteer tutors. Today, we serve approximately 1,500 adults every year.”
The anniversary celebration will commemorate the contributions and accomplishments of current and former Literacy Council students, volunteers, tutors and staff. The program will include remarks by representatives from each of these groups.
WHAT: Literacy Council of Montgomery County’s 50th anniversary Celebration
· Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), keynote speaker
· Past and present students, tutors, teachers, volunteers, and board members of Literacy Council of Montgomery County
WHERE: VisArts at Rockville Town Square
155 Gibbs Street, Rockville
WHEN: Sunday, June 2, 2013, from 2-4 p.m.
The Literacy Council of Montgomery County, Maryland, Inc. (LCMC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1963, with a mission to help adults living and working in the county achieve functional levels of reading, writing and speaking English so that they may improve the quality of their lives and their ability to participate in the community. The LCMC offers basic literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring, ESL classes, computer-based literacy and ESL instruction, and English conversation classes. The organization relies on volunteers to help provide many of its direct services.
For more information, visit www.literacycouncilmd.org and check out LCMC’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.