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Yasmin Tomkinson

Executive Director, Cape Fear Literacy Council
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Yasmin Tomkinson came to the Cape Fear Literacy Council as a volunteer tutor in 2002. It was a great experience, and she was very pleased to join the staff in 2004. She is now the Executive Director and enjoys working with adult l  

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Education Sep 1, 2017

Parties With A Purpose

Wilmington is a particularly vibrant place to be when it comes to nonprofit fundraisers; our community is caring, generous and social.    Hopefully, for the guests, a gala feels like a spe ...

Education Aug 15, 2017

One Tutor, Two Students, Countless Benefits

This Insights article was contributed by Geneva Reid, Cape Fear Literacy Council volunteer. When we moved from Memphis to Wilmington 13 years ago, I was eager to locate the Literacy Council and vo ...

Education Aug 1, 2017

Coming to America: The Refugee Experience

This Insights article was contributed by Lauren Rogers, ESL Program Assistant at Cape Fear Literacy Council. Refugees who are referred to the United States for resettlement by the United Nations Hi ...

Education Jul 14, 2017

What Is A “Refugee?”

The United Nations defines a refugee as “someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecutio ...

Education Jun 30, 2017

Citizenship 101

This Insights article was contributed by Melanie Nelson, ESL Program Director for the Cape Fear Literacy Council. The House of Representatives has how many voting members? Uh, good question! W ...

Education Jun 15, 2017

One-On-One Education Makes A Difference

This Insights article was contributed by Nancy Woolley, Adult Literacy Program Director for Cape Fear Literacy Council. I want to be the first person in my family to get a diploma. I have a two-year- ...

Education Jun 1, 2017

Can You Read This?

More than 30,000,000 adults in the United States cannot read, write or do basic math above a third-grade level, according to non-profit organization ProLiteracy.    In New Hanover County, ...

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