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Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone: 508-771-0211

  • Calling All Volunteers!

    Cape Cod Literacy Council

    If you love reading and want to help make Cape Cod a better place, volunteer a few hours a month with the Cape Cod Literacy Council.  We provide training, materials, support and match you with students…

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    Cape Cod Literacy Council

    We know your time is valuable, and if there just isn’t enough time available right now for you to volunteer, you may want to contribute financially to our work. Either way, you are making a difference

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  • Who are our students?

    Cape Cod Literacy Council

    They are store clerks, retired people, fishermen, young parents, school dropouts and high school graduates…

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One of our many Stories

When Maria came to Cape Cod, she could only speak a few phrases in English.

Most people were kind, but when she got a job cleaning houses, one of her first clients yelled at her “What are you doing in Massachusetts if you can’t speak English!” Another refused to pay her hourly fee, saying it was too high, even though he had originally agreed to pay it. Maria could not speak up to defend herself in either case and fled in tears.

But then a friend told her about the Cape Cod Literacy Council, and her life changed.

After two years attending English classes staffed by Literacy Council tutors, and working with a one-to-one tutor from the Council, Maria has gained confidence and skill reading, writing and conversing in English. She is now empowered to speak up for herself and is helping others in the community attend English classes to obtain better jobs.

Maria is one of hundreds of lives changed — thanks to your helping the Cape Cod Literacy Council. With your generous donations, adults wanting to learn English receive the classroom instruction, the tutoring and the resources to learn to read, write and converse.

We train volunteers to provide critical assistance to these adult learners. We enroll them in English immersion classes and provide workplace skills training, as well as High School Equivalency and U.S. Citizenship preparation classes.

About the Cape Cod Literacy Council

Our mission:  to assure that every adult on Cape Cod will be literate. We provide individual and small group training to any adult who needs our help.  If you know someone who would benefit from our services or you would like to become a Literacy Volunteer please call 508-771-0211 or 508-862-1305.

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Literacy Council News

January Training Workshop for Volunteers

Would you like to help adult learners?
Volunteer as a tutor in Cape Cod Community College’s Adult Education evening classes. To learn more, come to a training workshop on January 28th & 29th, from 5:30-7:30 PM & January 31st from 9 AM-Noon in Hyannis.
To register, please call 508-771-0211/508-862-1305 or email volunteer@capecodliteracycouncil.org

Sign up for classes!

CCLC has scheduled several English classes starting January 2019.

A Story of Success

We often hear about successful student-tutor pairings in our programs. Rivelino and Ken are one of the more recent successful pairings.