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Spanish Catholic Center - Literacy Program

Listing Last Update: January 27, 2017


201 E Diamond Ave
3rd Floor
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Primary Contact

Laura Irwin

(301) 740-2523 Ext:972

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To learn English

Instruction Type

  • Classroom

Program Overview

For 49 years, Catholic Charities' Spanish Catholic Center (SCC) in Gaithersburg has helped meet the employment, education, and emergency needs of Montgomery County's low-income, new-immigrant residents. Montgomery County is home to more than 32,350 Salvadorian citizens; 51% of the county's Central American-born population does not have a high school diploma, and 69% are limited-English proficient (American Community Survey, 2008). Recognizing that literacy education is central to securing better employment and supporting long-term self-sufficiency, Catholic Charities provides a Spanish literacy education program at our Gaithersburg site. The program is open to Spanish speakers regardless of their country of origin. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Mission Statement

Catholic Charities is the social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington. Motivated by the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, and guided by Catholic social and moral teaching, Catholic Charities strengthens the lives of all in need by giving help that empowers and hope that lasts. To this end we affirm and support the dignity of all human life, strengthen families and serve the poor and most vulnerable.

Hours of operation: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost info: $30 for 12 week academic cycle

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