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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 (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.

LCN mourns the loss of two Champions of Literacy

LCN has lost two of its greatest champions in 2018. LCN co-founder Katharine Dosch died in May at the age of 98, and Reverend Walter Dosch passed away on November 29, also age 98. Both of them were champions of literacy and will be sorely missed. The staff of LCN would like to extend their deepest condolences to the family of these two wonderful and generous people.

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

Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports LCN!

  Literacy Council of Norristown Receives $5,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Adult Literacy [Norristown, PA] May 24, 2016 – This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded the Literacy Council of Norristown a $5,000 grant to...

What is LCN all about?

LCN Board President Pat Lees talks about the Literacy Council of Norristown’s work in the community on Comcast Newsmakers. [wpdevart_youtube]pCtZ1syZ9wk[/wpdevart_youtube]

LCN’s Annual Trivia Night

THANK YOU to everyone who supported LCN’s 2015 Trivia Night! We would also like to thank our generous Trivia Night sponsors: BUSINESSES: Amadeo’s, Black Cat Cigars, Chadwick’s, Chanticleer, Chick-Fil-A, Costco, Desmond Hotel, Philadelphia Eagles,...

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