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WHQR Public Radio – Communique: Wiley Cash & Yasmin Tomkinson Contemplate The Value Of Literacy

WHQR Public Radio – Communique: Wiley Cash & Yasmin Tomkinson Contemplate The Value Of Literacy

Enjoy this public radio interview with New York Times best-selling author, Wiley Cash, and CFLC Executive Director, Yasmin Tomkinson, as they speak on the value of literacy and promote the 2018 Literacy Luncheon. Aired June 2018. Listen to the full interview...

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Star News – Editorial: Read all about it! Literacy Council needs your help

Star News – Editorial: Read all about it! Literacy Council needs your help

The StarNews Editorial Board speaks about how the Cape Fear Literacy Council’s annual fundraising luncheon was another sellout, and thank goodness. It didn’t take long to see the good this non-profit has been doing for nearly half a century. Published June 2018. Read the full article here...

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Wilma Magazine: Teaching English, Building Community

Wilma Magazine: Teaching English, Building Community

Cape Fear Literacy Council volunteer, Page Lowry, brings commitment to ESL program. She has been volunteering her time at CFLC for 20 years in its English as a Second Language (ESL) program, a companion to CFLC’s Adult Literacy program. Published June 2018.   Click here to read the full...

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Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: Word Power

Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: Word Power

For 30 years, this community has been converging for a special event, the Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) Spelling Bee. Businesses, Rotary clubs, nonprofit groups and others who love words (logophiles) come together for a night of entertainment and intellectual challenge, a celebration of the power of words… Click here to read the full...

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Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: Word Power

Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: Word Power

Please enjoy this article, contributed by CFLC Board Member, John Meehl, about the two main reasons to serve on nonprofit boards. Published in December 2017. Click here to read the full...

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Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: Why Volunteer for a Nonprofit Board?

Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: Why Volunteer for a Nonprofit Board?

Please enjoy this article, contributed by CFLC Board Member, John Meehl, about the two main reasons to serve on nonprofit boards. Published in December 2017. Click here to read the full...

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Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: It’s Not A Piece of Cake: Idioms in the English Language

Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: It’s Not A Piece of Cake: Idioms in the English Language

What makes English so hard to learn? Well, it’s the spelling, isn’t it? Or is it the prepositions, contractions and conjunctions? Or the words that have been borrowed and modified from so many other languages? Enjoy this article, contributed by Melanie Nelson, CFLC’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Director. Published October 2017. Click here to read the full...

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Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: Lessons in Success

Enjoy this GWBJ Insights article contributed by Yasmin Tomkinson, Executive Director, about the road to success taken by local business owner and former Literacy Council student, JP Saintard. Published in November 2017. Click here to read the full...

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Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: Doing The Most Good: Use Heart And Head To Give A Charitable Gift

Enjoy this GWBJ Insights article contributed by Bill Sewell, treasurer and president-elect of the Cape Fear Literacy Council Board, about the importance of using both the head and heart when making charitable gifts. Published in October 2017. Click here to read the full...

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Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: Parties with a Purpose

Enjoy this article by CFLC Executive Director, Yasmin Tomkinson, highlighting what it takes to make a profitable and fun charity event. Wilmington is a particularly vibrant place to be when it comes to nonprofit fundraisers; our community is caring, generous and social. Hopefully, for the guests, a gala feels like a special night out. But as anyone who has worked at a non-profit or volunteered on a board or committee knows, it takes a...

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