Cape Cod Literacy Council

319 Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone: 508-771-0211


The CCLC welcomes newly elected Board Chair, Nancy Turgeon

Nancy Turgeon, CCLC Board Chair

Nancy Turgeon was born in Fall River, Massachusetts.  She moved with her family to Buzzards Bay when she was nine years old where she lived on a cranberry farm.  She has been in the accounting field for 38 years as an accountant, senior accountant and controller.   Her experience is diverse having held these positions in varied businesses including automotive, wine and spirits, manufacturing, start up banking and construction.   

Nancy achieved her dream of receiving her Bachelors degree in  Accounting in 2013 after attending evening classes at the University of Massachusetts while working full time.  She resides in Hyannis sharing her home with her sister.



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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