Literacy Council of Montgomery County ( is an adult education organization that provides basic literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring, ESL classes, pre-GED preparation for adults, conversation classes for English learners and more. Annually, it serves about 1,500 adult learners and relies heavily on a robust volunteer corps to provide individualized mentorship for adults struggling with literacy to improve their employment prospects, educational opportunities and everyday lives.

Headquartered: Rockville

Serves: Montgomery County

What a donation buys:

  • $250 covers the annual cost of tutoring for two adult learners.
  • $1,000 provides books and materials for 15 adult learners.
  • $10,000 pays the classroom rental fees for 12 10-week ESL class sessions.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Weekly: Tutor an adult learner for two hours weekly.
  • Internships