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Cape Fear Literacy Council

Who We Are

Mission: To provide individualized literacy services so that adults and their families in the Cape Fear region can meet their goals and develop their potential.

Vision: A community in which illiteracy has been eradicated.

The Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) provides free and confidential learning programs to help adults reach their maximum potential.

What We Do

Our History: In 1970, the Wilmington Literacy Group was a volunteer mission project of the Wilmington Baptist Association. Over time, this grassroots outreach expanded to meet the needs of our community and in 1984 The Cape Fear Literacy Council was officially founded. It was run by volunteers and one VISTA worker, founding director Billie Granger. By 1985 the Cape Fear Literacy Council was officially chartered as an independent, not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization.

For more than 25 years, CFLC has recruited, trained, and certified approximately 2,000 volunteer tutors. These tutors, in turn, have donated hundreds of thousands of hours to help more than 3,500 adult learners throughout the Cape Fear region.