Cape Cod Literacy Council

P.O. Box 550
Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone: 508-771-0211


The CCLC welcomes newly elected President, Lou Preziosi

Lou Preziosi was born in New York City. He was employed as a Health and Physical Education Teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal in the North Haven Connecticut school system for 36 years. Upon moving to Cape Cod in 2007, he was employed by the Barnstable, Provincetown and St. John Paul ll school systems as a teacher and coach. He spent his last five years as a teacher in the ACCCESS program at Cape Cod Community College where he taught both Hi-Set (GED) and ESOL classes.

Lou also served in the Armed Forces retiring from the Army National Guard as a Colonel.

He resides in Yarmouthport with his wife Rosanna who is the current director of the Transition Program at Cape Cod Community College.

Lou Preziosi
CCLC President

Message from the President

For over 30 years, the Cape Cod Literacy Council has been providing a very valuable service to adult members of the Cape Cod Community. The work of the Council receives financial support from many sources. In addition to funds from the Cape Cod Times Media Group, support comes from the Massachusetts State Department of Education, workplace contracts and from donations from many individual contributors. The Council also participates in many fundraising activities. The proceeds from all  sources serve adults across Cape Cod who are experiencing difficulties with literacy at any level.

I join with our Executive Director, Kathryn Carpenter, and our Board of Directors, in extending best wishes for this coming year.


Kathryn Carpenter
CCLC Executive Director

Message from the Executive Director

Coping with illiteracy is a full time occupation for the estimated 30,000 residents of Cape Cod who are unable to read. Our adult students come from all walks of life and represent all ages, incomes, races, cultures and communities. Some students did not complete high school; others missed obtaining important skills and were too embarrassed to seek help. Often the adults we help cannot read street signs, warning labels on prescription bottles, newspapers, complete a job application or read to their children. Whether the goal involves attaining one’s high school equivalency credential (HiSET), helping ESOL students transition into the community or providing opportunities for workplace development, the Council welcomes the opportunity to serve Cape Cod.


 In Memoriam, Scott Himstead (1931 – 2015)

Scott Himstead
CCLC Founder and
Past President  






A tribute to Scott Himstead can be found here.

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