I have trouble pronouncing her name, but in my six years of living in this area, I have come to know and respect Linda Lytvinenko for the person she is and for all the good she has done as executive director of the Cape Fear Literacy Council.
Sadly, Linda is leaving the council and the Cape Fear area. The lure of being with family and grandkids in the Triangle area could not be overcome.
The Cape Fear Literacy Council has flourished under Linda's leadership. Last year they served over 500 students with over 200 volunteer tutors.
Their work makes a tremendous positive impact on this community, but that can't be compared to the difference it makes in the lives of the people who learn how to read.
These people can now find a job or get a better job. They can surf the net, use email and read books or instruction sheets. They can even read to their grandkids or help their kids with homework.
Linda is a wonderful person and she will be missed.
There is no better way for us to honor her for all she's done than to continue to support the Cape Fear Literacy Council and keep building on the good things Linda and her team of staff and volunteers have built. The work is not done here until we eradicate illiteracy.
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