Cape Fear Literacy Council

Cape Fear Literacy Council

NLD ID #88669
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Contact Information

1012 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Primary Contact

Yasmin Tomkinson

(910) 251-0911

Hours of Operation

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon and Wed, 8:30 - 7:30 Tuesday and Thursday

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Program Overview

Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) was founded in the mid-1980's to help local adults improve their basic reading skills using an "each one teach one" approach. As the educational needs of the community changes, CFLC evolves as well. We now offer Adult Literacy and ESL programs, with one-on-one tutoring, small classes, and computer-based instruction at all levels. We maintain our focus on personalizing instruction to help each individual reach his or her goals.

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Cost Info

No fees for adult learners

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"Clint had a great month; he improved a full grade level on his test, and he got a job for the first time in 10 years. He is elated and loves the people he works with. They have praised his work ethic and promised him training so he can advance." - Adult Literacy tutor report

"I want to read stories to my grandson. His parents are busy, just like I was when my kids were little, but I want my little man to have better, and learn that books are joyful things." --George, AL student

"I've just been promoted to full-time at work. I've passed every exam, and they're talking about making me a supervisor!" --Shannon, AL student

"I can't believe it. Studying with Ms. Diana has changed my life. I always thought I was bad at math; it was the one thing I didn't learn easily. Having this one-on-one thing made such a huge difference. That anxiety just isn't there anymore. I know I can do this. I can't believe how much progress I've made
in such a short time."
–Lucy, AL student

"My boss told me yesterday that my English was much better and that I had "more English" than I used to. I have worked for her for 10 years and she asked what I was doing to improve my English and I told her about my tutor here. I am very proud." -ESL student

"One of the refugees spoke up at a meeting recently. What he said brought tears to my eyes. He said that he and his family never expected such kindness and generosity when they arrived in the United States. He wanted to say thank you to all the local people who have helped them, including the English teachers. He now has a job and his child is enrolled in school." -ESL tutor

"I was able to read a book to my grand-daughter! I know it was a children's book but I still feel so good." - ESL student

This program listing was last updated: November 15, 2023.

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Education services

  • Read and write better
  • Study for my high school equivalency exam
  • Learn English
  • Improve my math skills
  • Improve my technology skills
  • Volunteer at a program
  • Become a U.S. citizen

Instruction Type

  • In-person
  • Online