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An enormous THANK YOU to The Cape Cod Foundation through
the Lois Ord Gillilan Fund for supporting the Cape Cod Literacy Council (CCLC) with an award of $1,000.00.
The CCLC provides free literacy, workplace, and targeted educational tutoring for adults aged 16 - 100 across Cape Cod. The Cape Cod Foundation has made it possible for the CCLC to offer a program addressing very real needs within our community; acquiring essential English and educational skills in order to perform jobs, enter new careers, obtain high school equivalency certificates, and fulfill the desire to be contributing members of our community.
SPECTACLE OF TREES
Thank you to all who supported this event.
The winner of our tree is an ESOL student. She was thrilled with her gifts, especially the books! We are rewarded each day when we are able to reach out to students and families like Maria’s.
Our sponsor for the event was Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders
Fund for Working Families.
A delightful evening honoring our volunteers at the Brazilian Grill!
The event was a sellout, filled with wonderful music and the sharing of volunteer and student success stories. It is through community support and volunteer dedication that the CCLC is able to create opportunity in the lives of so many.
For photos of the event click here.
THANK YOU to the following for their contributions:
Brazilian Grill Sunderland Printing Colors of Cape Cod
Soho Arts Cape Cod Media Group
Red Fish Blue Fish
Pupcakes! Dog Boutique & Bakery
Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
Elizabeth Embler, Artist
EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place
New England Jewelry
The Silver Sea Horse
Cape Codder Sunglasses
Mid Cape Home Center
As a volunteer, you are helping these students become more involved and be a part of our community.” – Rafi Chaprut, 2011 Massachusetts Literacy Champion. After he saw an ad for the Literacy Council volunteer tutor workshop in the Cape Cod Times, Rafi took the class and soon started volunteering. He became a ‘One To One’ tutor and started assisting in the Community College ACCCESS (Adult Collaborative of Cape Cod for Education and Support Services) classrooms. During this time, he realized there was also a real need for students to practice simple, every day dialogue and now leads his own ‘conversation’ class. The class builds confidence in all aspect of the student’s life. “It’s a challenge for some of these people to even take these classes, but they are very motivated,” says Rafi. “They come to class, many after a long day of work. They break from their small environments to learn and respond positively to the tutoring.” Rafi was born in Turkey and moved to Israel. He met his wife, Martha at College when he traveled to the states to continue his studies. Rafi has a mathematics and computer background and retired a few years ago from a Boston investment firm. “I never realized my background would take me where I am today. If it’s your time to volunteer, put in a little effort and you can do whatever you want and also gain the rewards from your volunteer efforts.
“I want to express my appreciation to the ACCESS program for helping me to accomplish my goal. As a single parent of four, I have sometimes found it had to be quite challenging. This program has offered me the opportunity to learn English and therefore obtain a certificate of completion to become and EKG technician. Without the ESL class, I believe I would not have been able to accomplish this task. I pray to God to keep this program running so more people can do as I have done. I am currently attending Level “2” English class. I hope to go to the next level and continue even further. With my sincere thanks to everyone, May God bless. Roselor Achiffa”