Board Member Honored by ILC
CCLC Board member, Carlos Barbosa was recently honored in Boston by The Immigrant Learning Center (ILC) as one of 17 business owners from across Massachusetts nominated for the 2019 Barry M. Portnoy Immigrant Entrepreneur Award for Neighborhood Business. According to ILC press releases, “these Awards send a message of gratitude to the international entrepreneurs who have chosen Massachusetts as their home to live, innovate and create jobs”.
Carlos received citations from US Congressman William Keating, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Senate, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives, and the Town of Barnstable Town Council.
The Immigrant Learning Center of Malden, MA is a not-for-profit organization that gives immigrants a voice through The English Language Program, The Public Education Institute and The Institute for Immigration Research.
The Gasp Bike Boat ‘n Bake 2019
20 CCLC riders participated in this year’s Gasp, while several volunteers helped out at the Nickerson State Park rest stop. We exceeded our fund raising goal – for that we thank our riders, volunteers, supporters and donors.
You have until November 1 to donate to a rider or mail your donations to:
Volunteer Appreciation Night 2019
A note from Kathryn Carpenter,
Executive Director, Cape Cod Literacy Council
Our volunteers and supporters are truly the lifeblood of our organization. I was thrilled on April 16th at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Night to see many of you and your admiring students. To those of you who were unable to attend, you were very much in our thoughts.
It was a night of smiles, laughter and the making of new friends. Literacy was celebrated to the fullest thanks to wonderful appetizers and the lovely venue donate by our generous sponsor, The Brazilian Grill. We are thankful also to our keynote speaker, State Senator Julian Cyr, who started the evening off with a heartfelt recognition of our hard-working volunteers. Two very stirring speeches followed, the first by Juliana Lobo, one of our outstanding young learners, whose skill in crafting her thank you speech is a tribute to her dedication and hard work in learning another language and presenting it so beautifully. Juliana was followed by a volunteer and CCLC Board member, Arun Taneja, who eloquently described his journey assimilating into a new culture in America from India.
It was an inspiring night, and my inspiration continues daily, thanks to your caring support of the Cape Cod Literacy Council. We simply couldn’t succeed without you!
Thank you for all you do!
Spectacle of Trees 2018
Cape Cod Literacy Council once again participated in The Spectacle of Trees 2018 at the Cape Cod Mall. We appreciate all of our supporters, donors and those who purchased Tree Bucks!