The CCLC welcomes newly elected Board Chair, Christine Walkley

Christine’s Cape Cod ties go back to childhood vacations and her husband’s Coast Guard assignment here in the 70’s.  After 23 years of military life at various US stations and deciding no place equaled the Cape, coming back to retire was a perfect fit. She has a Master of Arts in Teaching and has taught in private and public school settings around the country. While raising her two sons, she was involved in their activities including Scouts, sports, music and church groups.  Since returning to the Cape, she discovered the art of Zentangle and is a Certified Zentangle Teacher.

Christine first became involved with the CCLC seven years ago by helping update the website and she has never left.  Her involvement has expanded to include fundraising, publicity, outreach, tutoring and becoming a member of the Board of Directors.

In addition to her CCLC involvement, she plays pickleball, volunteers at the Family Pantry and teaches Zentangle.


Message from the Executive Director

Kathryn Carpenter, Executive Director

Kathryn Carpenter, 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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