attend or sponsor
the 2020 literacy luncheon
Be a part of the experience! In 2020, the Cape Fear Literacy Council celebrates
35 years of education, leadership, advocacy, and commitment to our community.
Join us on Tuesday, June 16th for our 11th Annual Literacy Luncheon
to learn about our programs and student accomplishments:
Partnership options and benefits:
This year, our goal is to raise $500,000!
The Cape Fear Literacy Council's
2020 Literacy Luncheon
TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020
Doors open at 11:00 AM, Program begins at 11:30 AM
Port City Community Church
Our keynote speaker is North Carolina's Poet Laureate,
Luncheon guests will also 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.
WE ENVISION A COMMUNITY IN WHICH ALL ADULTS HAVE
THE LITERACY SKILLS THEY NEED TO SUCCEED.
While most of us have strong literacy skills that we take for granted, thousands of adults in our community don’t have these skills and their lives are impacted in profound ways.
An estimated 14,000+ adults in New Hanover County function at a “below basic” literacy level
47,000 more functioning at a “basic” literacy level
12,700 people in New Hanover County live in a household where a language other than English is spoken
These neighbors struggle daily to fill out job applications, use maps, understand information from a school or doctor’s office, and perform countless other tasks. They want – and need – to develop their skills to succeed in their jobs, take better care of their families and contribute more fully to their community.
Cape Fear Literacy Council offers programs in:
English as a Second Language (ESL)
GED and test preparation
In supporting these programs, you support the adult learner and your own neighborhood. Research-based statistics show that illiteracy affects the costs of social services and has a direct effect on your taxes and your community. Click here to learn more.
There are many ways to support the The Cape Fear Literacy Council,
and the easiest way is by pledging funds to sustain our ongoing programs.
Personal donations can be submitted by cash, check or credit card, in-person, by phone,
by mail to our office (1012 S. 17th St., Wilmington NC, 28401), or online.