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Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: Citizenship 101

Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: Citizenship 101

Citizenship 101 Posted June 30, 2017 This Insights article was contributed by Melanie Nelson, ESL Program Director for the Cape Fear Literacy Council. The House of Representatives has how many voting members? Uh, good question! Who was president during World War I? You know, I should know this one, but…. The above exchange resembles a game of Trivial Pursuit. However, these questions aren’t part of a game and the ability to answer correctly is...

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Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: One-On-One Education Makes A Difference

Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: One-On-One Education Makes A Difference

One-On-One Education Makes A Difference Sponsored Content provided by Yasmin Tomkinson – Executive Director, Cape Fear Literacy Council Posted June 15, 2017 This Insights article was contributed by Nancy Woolley, Adult Literacy Program Director for Cape Fear Literacy Council. I want to be the first person in my family to get a diploma. I have a two-year-old daughter. I need to be able to support her and help her with school. She has to...

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Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: Can You Read This?

Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: Can You Read This?

Can You Read This?   Sponsored Content provided by Yasmin Tomkinson – Executive Director, Cape Fear Literacy Council Posted June 1, 2017 More than 30,000,000 adults in the United States cannot read, write or do basic math above a third-grade level, according to non-profit organization ProLiteracy. In New Hanover County, the National Assessment of Adult Literacy estimates that nine percent of adults are at a “below basic” level of literacy, and 29 percent are...

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Star News: New Hanover High class teaches community service skills

Star News: New Hanover High class teaches community service skills

New Hanover High class teaches community service skills By Bill Walsh StarNews Correspondent Posted Jun 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM Updated Jun 11, 2017 at 10:32 PM  WILMINGTON — In many public school districts across the nation, high school students must log some hours in community service in order to fulfill graduation requirements. It’s a nice idea, and one that has lasting lessons to teach and long-term values to learn, according to educators who support the concept. But not all of them do, and...

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Star News: Cape Fear Literacy Luncheon June 28 Most Popular Our Picks By Cheryl Whitaker StarNews Staff Posted Jun 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Star News: Cape Fear Literacy Luncheon June 28 Most Popular Our Picks By Cheryl Whitaker StarNews Staff Posted Jun 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Cape Fear Literacy Luncheon June 28 By Cheryl Whitaker StarNews Staff Posted Jun 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM WILMINGTON — Cape Fear Literacy Council will hold its eighth annual Literacy Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 28 at Pine Valley United Methodist Church 3788 Shipyard Blvd.Participants will have lunch, see a performance by CFLC’s Readers’ Theater, and a humorous and educational presentation of “Our Slippery Mother Tongue: A Light History of English” by keynote speaker Elliot Engel, author and lecturer....

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Star News: IP Foundation awards $87K in grants

Star News: IP Foundation awards $87K in grants

IP Foundation awards $87K in grants by Contributed article Posted Feb 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM  RIEGELWOOD — The International Paper Company Foundation and International Paper’s Riegelwood Mill awarded $80,000 in grants to area educational and nonprofit groups in 2016. Nearly $7,000 in additional funding was used to purchase butterfly education kits for 25 area schools. In response to Hurricane Matthew, International Paper also contributed $250,000 to Feeding America in an emerging partnership to address disaster relief efforts. Funds...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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