The President’s Message
For over 25 years, the Cape Cod Literacy Council has been providing a very valuable service to adults in the community who have literacy problems.
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 many individual contributors.
I join with our Executive Director, Dorothe Bozza, and our Board of Directors, in extending best wishes for this coming year.
Message from the 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 dropped out of school to support their family. Others missed obtaining important skills and were too embarrassed to seek help. Some students lacked educational opportunities or interest in learning. Often the adults that we help cannot read street signs, sign a check, read the warning label on a prescription bottle, read a newspaper, complete a job application or read to their children.
Kathryn Carpenter, Program Director/Volunteer Coordinator
Kathryn’s duties as the Council’s Program Director are many and varied. Her primary focus is to see that volunteers are recruited, trained and matched with adult students needing a tutor in a one-on-one situation, in a class sponsored by the Adult Learning Center of Cape Cod Community College, or one of the Council’s other literacy programs.
Our workshops, taught by Kathryn, are held three times a year, both in the morning and evening. They consist of 12 hours of training in English as a Second Language, sensitivity training to the needs of adult learners, and software technology as well as methods of teaching reading.
Kathryn is responsible for interviewing potential learners and matching them with trained volunteers. After the learners and tutors are matched she continues to offer assistance by helping with curriculum development.
Kathryn is the one to talk to if you are interested in becoming a tutor, or if you know of someone who might want to be tutored.
Patricia Pry, One on One Volunteer Coordinator and Community Outreach Specialist
The Cape Cod Literacy Council welcomes Patricia Pry, our new One on One Volunteer Coordinator and Community Outreach specialist. Pat is ready to answer all of your questions whether you would like to become involved as a volunteer or require services.