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Donate Your Books

Donate Your Books

By on Jun 29, 2018 in Events, Home Slider, News |

Your donation of new and gently used books, to stock our on-line bookstore, can help us fund our programs and supplement revenue from grants, contributions, and events. Email us, or call our office at 910.251.0911 to schedule an appointment for book drop-off. If you have a large donation, we can arrange a donation pick-up. Please note, we cannot accept encyclopedias, CDs, cassette tapes, or other audio materials.   Schedule your...

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CFLC Featured in Academic Article

By on Jun 30, 2020 in News |

  The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted disparities across nearly every aspect of our society, and access to adult education and digital resources are no exception. A certain level of literacy and access to digital resources are required for the navigation of critical tasks in these times, such as searching for employment or using telehealth services. Without access to literacy or digital resources, navigating these tasks becomes nearly impossible. Although literacy is important for well-being, effective citizenship, and employment-related outcomes, one in six adults in the United States has low literacy skills (OECD, 2013) and merely 3.4% of all potential adult learners are being served nationally.[1] Additionally, the gap between those who are digitally connected and those who are not connected is widening (Robinson et al., 2015). People of color, rural residents, and those with lower levels of education or incomes are continuously less likely to have access to high-speed internet (Internet/Broadband Fact Sheet, 2019). Completing critical tasks, such as supporting a child’s online education and acquiring housing, while “smartphone-dependent” (Internet/Broadband Fact Sheet, 2019), demonstrates daily inequities experienced by one in five Americans. Thus, as we continue to fight for larger, structural changes within our educational systems, it is also imperative that we question how we can provide access to literacy and digital tools needed to complete these critical tasks. Adult literacy organizations are among the many advocates supporting educational and digital access for adults, especially in light of the growing inequalities exacerbated by this pandemic. Adult literacy organizations in the U.S. take many … Click here to finish article...

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Literacy Council Reopens by Appointment Only

By on Mar 30, 2020 in Events, News |

           Cape Fear Literacy Council COVID-19 Response     Updated 6/22/2020: CFLC’s Program returns to Building B! We are happy to be reopening Building B to resume our program on Monday, June 22nd. In order to use the building, tutors and students must make an appointment. We want to do our best to make sure CFLC follows the CDC’s best practices for physical distancing in order to make our environment as safe as possible. Students and tutors will need to wear a mask at all times in the building (CFLC will provide one if necessary). The doors will be kept locked; all guests must ring the doorbell to enter and check-in at the front desk. Everyone will be asked health screening questions. While various agencies are responding differently to distancing guidelines, both in our community and across the nation, CFLC’s population tends to be in a high-risk category. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during our first phase of reopening.     March 30, 2020: Our offices and classrooms remain closed to the public at this time. We will continue to follow executive orders issued by NC Governor Cooper, as well as guidelines and recommendations put forth by the CDC, in an effort to ensure the well-being of our staff, our students, and our families. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at info@cfliteracy.org and the appropriate team member will respond.  Thank you for being a part of our community. CFLC’s mission is going strong. Literacy Council staff has been working remotely, and many of our volunteers and students have as well. In our survey of tutors, we got this happy response that some good work continues by phone/computer-based meetings: “Actually, Barbara and I are studying together! At the same time, and for 1 1/2 hours on both Mondays and Wednesdays!” ~ Tutor, Margaret [A couple of things they are focusing on are]: “Reading her Sunday School Lesson. She even dropped off a King James Version of her Bible. Mine is the Catholic edition — while the thoughts are basically the same, the words are not, and in this instance, the words are the most important! Continuing to read “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. While our...

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