Renovation of our Red Brick Building

New RBB Photo


A few facts about Cape Fear Literacy Council’s Renovation of our Red Brick Building….

What is the purpose of our organization?  CFLC offers free educational services to more than 500 adult students annually with the contributions of over 200 volunteers who serve as one-on-one tutors and small class instructors. Hundreds of other volunteers serve as board and committee members and help with administrative and fundraising tasks.

Tell me about the CFLC campus.  In our organization’s first 27 years, we provided our services in buildings generously donated by Wilmington Baptist Association, First Citizens Bank and Robert Bellamy. When we outgrew those    facilities in 1997, we purchased our “Bright Blue Building” on 17th Street. In 2009, CFLC purchased an adjacent  property – our “Red Brick Building.” With minor renovations, we repurposed that building as instructional and storage space. It has three classrooms and nearly 2,000 square feet of storage space.

What is the purpose of the renovation of the Red Brick Building?  We need to expand the teaching space in our existing facility. We will do so by renovating the Red Brick Building. This renovation will increase our tutoring space by 75%. The estimated cost of this renovation is $175,000.

Why are you expanding the tutoring facilities and realigning the administrative space?  The need for our services has grown so much over the past several years that currently our classrooms are overflowing. At times, our students must be relocated to other venues for the instruction they need because we do not have enough space.

Please enjoy this short film about the renovation of CFLC’s Red Brick Building: