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8th Annual Literacy Luncheon on June 28, 2017

8th Annual Literacy Luncheon on June 28, 2017

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 28th, for the Cape Fear Literacy Council’s 8th Annual Literacy Luncheon featuring student presenters and special guest, celebrated author and lecturer, Dr. Elliot Engel. For the 2017 Luncheon, Cape Fear Literacy Council is very pleased to announce the receipt of a $25,000 “Challenge Grant” from Live Oak Bank. Live Oak Bank has generously agreed to match every sponsorship and donation for the Luncheon, up to $25,000, doubling the impact of each investment in the Literacy Council! Luncheon guests will also have the opportunity to hear from students whose lives have been changed through their experiences at CFLC and enjoy a performance from the CFLC Readers’ Theater, a popular interactive learning program in which performers read from a script to interpret a text for an audience. Help us secure our future! Sponsorship and Table Host opportunities are available by clicking the links below. Click here to review the 2017 Luncheon Sponsorship Packet. Additionally, a limited number of Reserved Seats are also available for a suggested donation of $100 each. ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED! BUT YOU STILL MAY RESERVE A SEAT BY CALLING  CAPE FEAR LITERACY COUNCIL AT (910) 251-0911. If you are not able to join us at the 2017 Literacy Luncheon, but you still want to give the gift of literacy and take part in the $25,000 Live Oak Bank “Challenge Grant,” please click on the link below. Thank you for your continued support! I CANNOT ATTEND, BUT I WANT TO GIVE THE GIFT OF LITERACY THROUGH A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION!...

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Star News: Cape Fear Literacy expands to help adults prepare for employment

Star News: Cape Fear Literacy expands to help adults prepare for employment

Cape Fear Literacy expands to help adults prepare for employment   By Allison Barrett Carter StarNews Correspondent, Posted Feb 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM The Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) may not be able to read the future, but they know that with the new services they have launched, it looks exciting. Since 1970, CFLC has been helping adults improve their reading skills. They currently help around 500 adults a year with a variety of services, concentrating on adult literacy and English as a Second Language. According to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy and U.S. Census Data, in New Hanover County alone there are more than 61,000 adults whose skills are not good enough to do all they need to do for themselves, their families, their jobs, or the community. CFLC’s mission has always been to create a community where all adults have the literacy skills they need to succeed. But another part of its mission is to provide personalized education so adults can transform their lives and contribute to a stronger community. Recent changes at CFLC will help them meet this objective in a real way. A federal grant that was a source of funding for CFLC changed its focus recently. CFLC realized the new parameters meant they — and other literacy councils across the region — wouldn’t be renewed. So they reassessed. They thought about the local economy their students find themselves in; they considered where the focus for their organization has been moving. In response, CFLC launched new programs to bolster workforce preparedness for adults. Click here to read the full...

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Port City Daily: Applying for a job? You’ve got to ‘Learn to Earn’, and the Cape Fear Literacy Council can help

Port City Daily: Applying for a job? You’ve got to ‘Learn to Earn’, and the Cape Fear Literacy Council can help

Applying for a job? You’ve got to ‘Learn to Earn’, and the Cape Fear Literacy Council can help By Local Shout on February 1, 2017 Port City Daily WILMINGTON — Applying for a job can cause anxiety for anyone; it requires research and networking, writing a resume that reflects relevant qualifications, preparing for an interview, reaching out to references, and being both patient and persistent.  For those who struggle to understand a job description or application instructions, the job search process is even more stressful. It should come as no surprise that unemployment rates are higher among the least educated adults. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for people with less than a high school diploma is 8.0 percent; nearly double the national unemployment rate of 4.3 percent. One local organization is working to help change that. The Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) has offered tutoring services to local adults for more than 30 years. With a mission to provide personalized education so adults can transform their lives and contribute to a stronger community, CFLC also offers a work readiness class that teaches the fundamentals of the job search process. Click here to read the full article...

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Star News: Whole Foods Market hosts a fundraiser for Cape Fear Literacy Council

Star News: Whole Foods Market hosts a fundraiser for Cape Fear Literacy Council

Pre-weekend wine By Judy Royal StarNews Correspondent Published: Jan 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM Whether you’re a weekend warrior or you want to mix your wining and dining with the workweek, the next several days have you covered. There’s even something for beer lovers, too. Go ahead and relish in these winter happenings because summer will be here soon enough. Looking for a fun and tasty way to kick off the weekend? Grab some friends and join Whole Foods Market, 3804 Oleander Drive in Wilmington, for Wine Not It’s Friday 6-8 p.m. Friday. Enjoy five wine samples with accompanying food tastings. Cost is a $5 donation to the Cape Fear Literacy Council. Click here to read the full...

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UNCW: Barlow Elected President Nominee of the Rotary Club of Downtown Wilmington

Barlow Elected President Nominee of the Rotary Club of Downtown Wilmington Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Interim Vice Provost Cathy Barlow has been elected president nominee of the Rotary Club of Downtown Wilmington. She will take office July 1, 2018. Barlow has been a Rotarian for the past 12 years. During that time, she has served in several capacities, including Rotary board member and club historian/liaison to the Herman Blizzard Rotary Archives housed at UNCW. She has also served on several committees and is an advisor to the UNCW chapter of the Rotaract Club along with Elaine Andrews, an accounting instructor in the Cameron School of Business. “We are a civic club that takes service to heart,” Barlow said. “We do so much in the community as well as internationally. I want to continue that and have each Rotarian touch a life and make a difference.” The Downtown Rotary, founded in 1915, is the oldest and largest civic organization in southeastern North Carolina. The organization is involved in numerous community service projects including the Legacy Project, a partnership with Wilmington’s Williston Middle School; assistance for adult literacy tutoring through the Cape Fear Literacy Council…. Click here to read the full...

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Star News: 7 ways to do good in the Lower Cape Fear – CFLC

Star News: 7 ways to do good in the Lower Cape Fear – CFLC

7 ways to do good in the Lower Cape Fear Posted Jan 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM Updated Jan 19, 2017 at 5:44 PM By Ben Steelman, StarNews Staff The 10th annual StarNews Conscience Fair gets under way at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Schwartz Center in downtown Wilmington. More than 50 local charities and non-profits will be on hand to outline local opportunities to make some positive change in the area. For starters, here are some suggestions. (There are plenty more opportunities out there.) Click here to read the full...

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GWBJ: Literacy Council Says Aloha To The Holidays With 12 Tastes

GWBJ: Literacy Council Says Aloha To The Holidays With 12 Tastes

Literacy Council Says Aloha To The Holidays With 12 Tastes By Jessica Maurer Posted on November 23, 2016 The 4th annual 12 Tastes of Christmas will be hosted by the Cape Fear Literacy Council on Dec. 9 at the Brooklyn Arts Center, 516 N. Fourth St. The holiday tasting party benefits adult literacy in the Cape Fear area while showcasing bites and sips from local eateries, breweries and bars. With this year’s theme of “Retro-Tiki Holidays,” guests can expect a tropical vibe to ring in the spirit of the season. The 12 food and drink pairings will be provided by repeat favorites including Beer Barrio, Boombalatti’s, Caprice Bistro, Delish NC, Flytrap Brewing, Folks Café, Goat & Compass, Port City Java, Soulful Twist, The Blind Elephant and Wilmington Brewing Company….. Click here to read the full...

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CFLC: Tickets now on sale for the 4th Annual “12 Tastes of Christmas” on Friday, December 9, 2016

CFLC: Tickets now on sale for the 4th Annual “12 Tastes of Christmas” on Friday, December 9, 2016

 The talents of our local eateries and drinkeries unite once again for the 12 TASTES OF CHRISTMAS – a holiday tasting party to benefit adult literacy in the Cape Fear area.   This all-inclusive benefit will take place at the historic Brooklyn Arts Center and feature 12 food and drink pairings, live music from DJ Free Waterfall and more – all in the spirit of the season. Guests 21+ are invited to join CFLC for delicious delights from: • Beer Barrio  •Boombalattis  •Caprice Bistro  •Dead Crow Comedy Room  •Delish NC  •Dram + Morsel  •Flytrap Brewing  •Folks Cafe  •Goat & Compass  •JohnnyLukes KitchenBar  •Mission BBQ  •Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar  •Port City Farmers Market Kitchen  •Port City Java  •Soulful Twist  •The Blind Elephant  •The District Kitchen & Cocktails  •The Reel Cafe  •Wake N Bake Donuts  •Waterline Brewing  •Wilmington Brewing Company and more… CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE TO BECOME A SPONSOR CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER AT 12 TASTES! Click below to see footage from 2015’s 12 Tastes of...

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YOU COULD WIN UP TO $10,000!

YOU COULD WIN UP TO $10,000!

 ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE CLOSED! A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR AT BILL’S FRONT PORCH AT 6 PM. Back by popular demand, Cape Fear Literacy Council announces its 2nd Annual “Last Ticket Standing” Reverse Raffle. Join us and Master of Ceremony, Alan Perry, at the Grand Prize Drawing on Monday, April 24 ,2017, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Bill’s Front Porch Pub & Brewery at 4238 Market Street. Ticket price includes a Carolina BBQ buffet dinner for two guests and additional dinner buffet tickets may be purchased at the door for $15.00 each. There will be a cash bar at the event. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CONTEST RULES HOW A REVERSE RAFFLE WORKS: Unlike a typical raffle, in a Reverse Raffle there is an elimination drawing. The owner of the last ticket drawn wins the Grand Prize, which is 50% of the total ticket sales. Two hundred (200) tickets will be available for sale at $100 each. The Grand Prize will be 50% of ticket sales, up to $10,000. Winners are solely responsible for any and all taxes due on the award.  Each ticket has a number from 1 – 200 on it. Throughout the evening, numbers are pulled at random from a tumbler. As each number is pulled, that ticket  is removed from the display, thus eliminating that ticket owner from the Grand Prize drawing. The last ticket drawn wins the Grand Prize. Ticket owners need not be present to win. Businesses, companies, and non-profit organizations may purchase a ticket or several people can share the cost of a ticket (see Official Rules below for full details). The ticket price is not tax-deductible. You must be 18 years or older to purchase a Reverse Raffle Ticket. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED THREE WAYS: Click on the PayPal button above to purchase tickets securely online using your credit card or PayPal account. Purchase tickets in person at Cape Fear Literacy Council, 1012 South 17th Street, Building A (cash, check, or credit card accepted). Purchase tickets by phone using a credit card by calling Cape Fear Literacy Council at (910) 251-0911 from 9-4 Monday through Friday. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CONTEST...

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WECT: 18 teams compete in 29th annual Cape Fear Literacy Council Spelling Bee

WECT: 18 teams compete in 29th annual Cape Fear Literacy Council Spelling Bee

18 teams compete in 29th annual Cape Fear Literacy Council Spelling Bee Thursday, September 15th 2016, 9:52 pm EST By: Frances Weller, Anchor 18 teams compete in 29th annual Cape Fear Literacy Council Spelling Bee (Source: WECT) WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Some of the areas best spellers showed off their skills Thursday evening. The 29th annual Cape Fear Literacy Council Spelling Bee was held at the The Terraces on Sir Tyler and 18 teams competed for the coveted award. WECT’s Frances Weller, along with Si Cantwell of the Wilmington Star News called out the words. Close to 200 volunteer tutors help about 500 adults learn how to read each year. Click here to read the full...

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