Cape Fear Literacy Council Receives $15,000 Grant

Cape Fear Literacy Council Receives $15,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Wilmington, NC The Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) has received a $15,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant will support the project Filling the Gaps: Expanding Learning Opportunities for Our Adult Learners. The program will work to close the gap between adult learners’ needs and the level of instruction CFLC can provide in three areas. These areas include : 1 – the growing need for GED preparation; 2 – the unmet need for LPN exam preparation, and 3 – the need for expanded television and internet media learning opportunities.

“Expanding our capabilities for GED preparation study and creating a new opportunity for LPN exam preparation will help our students acquire the knowledge and skills they need – both to further their education and to increase their job-readiness skills,” stated Linda Lytvinenko, CFLC Executive Director. “In addition, using technology in the classroom offers our international students exposure to diverse American accents, vocabulary and grammar patterns that build their skills, confidence in speaking, and understanding of US government and history. It also builds familiarity with a learning tool that our adult learners can access at home. We are grateful to Dollar General Foundation for their continued support of adult education in our community.”

Cape Fear Literacy Council works with adults with both long-term and short-term literacy and English communication goals. CFLC provides free and confidential individualized, 1-to-1 and small group instruction to adults working to improve their reading, writing, speaking English, and math skills. In addition to individual tutors and regular English communication small classes, we provide a variety of learning opportunity for both acquiring and improving skills, including self-paced learning via interactive computer software, learning via Skype, beginning and advanced computer classes, and Adult Basic Literacy study skills classes. CFLC also provides instruction to adults who are seeking their US Citizenship, GED certification, and TOEFL certification. Serving 450+ adults each year, the Council’s efforts are made possible by hundreds of volunteer tutors and instructors. The student-tutor partnership helps adults improve their literacy skills for their jobs, their children, their neighborhoods and themselves. Being able to read translates into freedom, power, and opportunity. CFLC is an independent non-profit organization, chartered in 1985.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants to organizations in communities served by Dollar General. The literacy grants support nonprofit organizations that provide literacy services such as adult basic education, GED preparation, English language acquisition or programs for youth who struggle with reading. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $71.2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.1 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and a complete list of grant receipts, visit the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.