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Office:

Reverend Walter Dosch and LCN founder Katherine Dosch, 2012

113 E. Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Phone: 610-292-8515
Fax: 610-292-8528
E-mail LCN

Hours (year-round):
Monday to Thursday
10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM – 12:00 noon

(September through May only):
Monday and Wednesday
5:30-7:30 PM

Other times by appointment.

LCN’s History:

LCN is a non-profit, non-religious-affiliated organization founded in 1984.

  • 1984: Katharine Dosch and Margaret Geary represented the First Presbyterian Church of Norristown at a meeting of the Norristown Ministerium that focused on literacy. This was the beginning of what would become the Literacy Council of Norristown.
  • March 1984: LCN’s first tutors were trained.
  • 1986: The LCN received its first grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. By this time, LCN had 67 tutors.
  • 1987: LCN was incorporated as a non-profit corporation run by a Board of Directors.
  • 1990: English classes for speakers of other languages were begun.
  • 2000: First workplace outreach program to LeBus Bakery in King of Prussia.
  • September 2004: LCN celebrated its 20th anniversary with a gathering of past and present staff, tutors, students, and community leaders.

Today :

  • LCN has approximately 30 active tutors serving 30 adult learners in our one-on-one program.
  • We offer day and evening English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) classes on-site to serve our changing community.
  • LCN provides outreach to workers in the workplace.

Our staff and board speak at meetings of other community organizations and corporate sponsors in an effort to spread the word about LCN’s work. Please contact the office if you would like an LCN representative to speak at your event or meeting.

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The Literacy Council of Norristown provides instruction in Adult Basic Education (ABE), English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), and GED/HiSet (high school equivalency) to adult learners in our community via classes and volunteer tutors.

News & Updates

LCN Treasurer Srinivas Kappagantula on Comcast Newsmakers

LCN Treasurer Srinivas Kappagantula on Comcast Newsmakers

Posted by admin on Feb 8, 2018

LCN Treasurer Srinivas Kappagantula discusses the mission of the Literacy Council of Norristown with Comcast Newsmakers host Jill Horner. Your browser does not support...

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RSVP/LCN tutor in the news!

RSVP/LCN tutor in the news!

Posted by admin on Feb 8, 2018

Read about how one RSVP/LCN tutor is working to alleviate low literacy: Montgomery Media News article Many thanks to RSVP for giving LCN permission to link to their...

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Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Posted by admin on Feb 8, 2018

LCN learner Jenny Z. recently received US Citizenship. Jenny says, “Thank you to Literacy Council and my teacher...

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