The mission of the Literacy Council of Montgomery County is to transform the lives of adults by teaching language proficiency, building life skills, and fostering community involvement. We are deeply committed to fostering social and economic equity through self-sufficiency.
21 Maryland Avenue Suite 320
Rockville, MD 20850
We are deeply committed to fostering social and economic equity through self-sufficiency, which is why our adult education programs, like our one-to-one tutoring, ESL classroom learning, GED preparation, and upcoming workshops focusing on topics ranging from digital literacy to health literacy to financial literacy are outcome- and results-focused, all while taking each learner's individual needs and learning styles into foremost consideration to ensure the best experience and highest achievement for every student.
Adult literacy rates have an impact on children's educational success as parents who are able to read and write are better able to support and engage in their child's learning. Improving literacy rates translates to better health, as the NIH notes health care costs are typically four times higher for individuals with low literacy skills, and the ability to read and speak English allows adults to better follow medical instructions, make regular doctor appointments, and ask important questions of their doctors. Individuals with stronger literacy skills will understand and leverage the opportunities to further their education and participate in job training, a key step to increased self-sufficiency.
"I keep telling everyone, the friends around me, teaching with LCMC is so fulfilling. You are helping the next generation. If you see, the happy face of Mary, reading her journal because she wrote her sentences with her English, you see her dreams coming true." -Janice, volunteer literacy tutor