Learners, tutors, and staff at LCN’s annual International Dinner

Can you read these books? Help someone along the path to literacy!

Tutor Coordinator Lisa Brown, Assistant Director Nancy Mandato, Executive Director Theresa Oliver

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



Our vision is to help create a community with an increased level of English literacy, and an organization enthusiastically called upon to provide English literacy improvement services without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.


Our mission is to empower those adults who seek to improve their reading, writing, and math skills, or who are learning English as a foreign language. Through a network of local volunteers, we provide one-on-one tutoring or small group classes at little or no cost to students in need.

Make a donation to LCN to raise literacy in your community. Become a volunteer tutor for LCN.

You CAN make a difference!

LCN is in the Norristown Patch Nonprofit Spotlight!

Norristown is filled with an abundance of nonprofit organizations that are working to make our neighborhoods safer, stronger, and more educated.

The Norristown Men of Excellence, EDU19401, the Carver Center, and the Norristown Project are just a few examples of the outstanding organizations working to improve the community in wide variety of ways, from education and environmental awareness to youth empowerment.

Read more…

Reverend Walter Dosch and LCN Founder Katharine Dosch
Photo by Adrianna Hoff, Times Herald

Congratulations to LCN’s Robert McShea!

Longtime LCN volunteer Robert McShea is the recipient of the 2017 Citadel Community Hero Award. Bob lives in Norristown, and has devoted many years to volunteering in several different capacities. He joined LCN in 1999 as a volunteer EFL (English as a foreign...

Adult Learners’ Perspectives

Why do adults seek out literacy services like those LCN provides? This terrific video gives insights into what it is like for adults who need reading help. Many thanks to California Library Literacy Services, California State Library for their permission to post their...

LCN Treasurer Srinivas Kappagantula on Comcast Newsmakers

LCN Treasurer Srinivas Kappagantula discusses the mission of the Literacy Council of Norristown with Comcast Newsmakers host Jill Horner.LCN Treasurer Srinivas Kappagantula discusses the mission of the Literacy Council of Norristown with Comcast Newsmakers host Jill Horner.