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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

Current News and Happenings

[spacer height=”20px”] May 3, 2016 is Give Local America day. Please DONATE to LCN by using the donation button in the right sidebar. Thank you for your support! THANK YOU to everyone who supported LCN’s 2015 Trivia Night! We would also like to thank...

Current News and Happenings

(Image courtesy of Adrianna Hoff / Norristown Times Herald; used with permission.) Thank you to East Norriton Township, West Norriton Township, and the Municipality of Norristown for donating the $4100. proceeds of this year’s Celebration 5K Run to LCN!! [spacer...

Who We Are

The Literacy Council of Norristown (LCN) is a non-profit organization that can help adults improve their reading, writing, and math skills. We also offer help with English as a foreign language. English literacy skills are important in finding or keeping a job,...

Vision and Mission

Vision: Improving lives through literacy Mission: LCN empowers adults to improve literacy skills or learn the English language utilizing trained volunteers and teachers who provide tutoring or classroom instruction at little or no cost. We collaborate with multiple...