Success Stories

At Cape Fear Literacy Council our students are our number one priority and we take great pride in every success story we help create! Take a look at some of the stories our students have shared with us!

Please enjoy these profiles in literacy and check back with us to experience more stories of success from our students.

Literacy whirlwind for some, Around the World in 80 Days for patrons

Literacy whirlwind for some, Around the World in 80 Days for patrons

Literacy whirlwind for some, Around the World in 80 Days for patrons by Sam Wilson Wednesday, February 12, 2014   Staff photo by Cole Dittmer  James “Clay” Boynton is one of the many Wilmingtonians the Cape Fear Literacy Council helped learn to read.  It’s easy to take for granted that you can read this sentence. But for more than 500 students tutored by volunteer teachers at the Lower Cape Fear Literacy Council each year,...

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Renovation of our Red Brick Building

Renovation of our Red Brick Building

  WE ARE “RAISING THE ROOF” AND WE NEED YOUR HELP! 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...

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Opening Doors, Changing Lives

Opening Doors, Changing Lives

Olujimi Mookie Jumoke, who grew up in the Wilmington area, dropped out of school in the seventh grade due to problems with math and struggles with dyslexia and ADHD. Later, after being jailed for a drug-related offense, he worked toward earning his GED. Jumoke, whose mother taught him the importance of reading, passed four of the five GED test portions. But he failed the math section about five times. Every time I failed it...

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CFLC Student Votes For the First Time at Age 65

CFLC Student Votes For the First Time at Age 65

Being able to read and write translates into the power to vote. At age 65, James Tremble is casting his ballot for the first time. Sara Wood of WHQR interviewed James and his tutor, Cathy Webb, about his experience with Cape Fear Literacy Council and his decision to vote for the first time. You can listen to the interview here. Please note: All news content contained on CFLC’s website (news articles, blogs, media coverage,...

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James Was Called “Illiterate”

James Was Called “Illiterate”

(from Wilmington Star-News article “Journey to Literacy,” April 2008, written by Chris Mudarri) James had a boss who called him “illiterate.” First he got mad…then he got help. James J. Walton’s boss called him an illiterate idiot. Walton, who had been doing plumbing work for more than 27 years, knew more about the trade than most people he worked for. Yet he had been limited to the lowest job in the hierarchy because he...

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