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Certified Literate Community Program

GA CLCP logoThis section of the website is designed to support those working with the Certified Literate Community Program. The Certified Literate Community Program (CLCP) promotes literacy in Georgia by involving the whole community. By making literacy a community-wide commitment, a diversity of key resources are mobilized to promote and support literacy training. The CLCP is a partnership between the public sector (education and government) and the private sector (business and enterprise). This dynamic partnership will result in improved literacy levels for children, families, and workers in the entire community.

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CLCP Quarterly Meeting - December 13 & 14

  • Hotel Information

  • 2014 CLCP Calendar

    2013 CLCP Scholarships

    CLCP Newsletters

    CLCP Newsletter - July 2013

    CLCP Newsletter - April 2013

    CLCP Newsletter - January 2013

    CLCP Newsletter - November 2012

    CLCP Newsletter - July 2012

    CLCP Newsletter - April 2012

    CLCP Newsletter - January 2012

    CLCP Annual Reports

    2013 Annual Report Memo

    2013 Annual Report Format

    2012 CLCP Annual Report

    2011 CLCP Annual Report

    2010 CLCP Annual Report

    2009 CLCP Annual Report

    2008 CLCP Annual Report

    Participation in the Certified Literate Community Program

    Directory of Certified Literate Community Participants

    CLCP Map

    Criteria for certification as a Participant in the Certified Literate Community Program - This links you to the eight criteria for the first level of certification as a CLCP Participant.

    Certified Literate Community Program: Questions and Answers - This links you to commonly asked questions and answers about the Certified Literate Community Program's mission, role and funding.

    Certification as a Certified Literate Community

    Directory of Certified Literate Communities

    Criteria for certification as a Certified Literate Community - This links you to the six criteria for the second level of certification as a Certified Literate Community.

    CLCP Directors

    CLCP Handbook - Draft

    Job Description for CLCP Executive Director: This document describes the primary functions and performance responsibilities of the CLCP Directors

    Literacy Statistics

    Literacy: Some Statistical Background - This document provides statistics and information that impact literacy. It offers "talking points" which establish the value of CLCP for your community.

    Statistics Related to Literacy

    CLCP Supporting Documents

    Public Information Kit

    Input Center

    Fundraising and Development

    Media Toolkit

    Managing Volunteers

    Personal Development/Stress Management

    Innovative Ideas

    Collaborating with Community Agencies

    Working With Your Board

    Recommended by Your Peers

    CLCP asks a community to establish a non-profit collaborative to promote, support and enhance community literacy efforts. Communities participating in the program analyze their specific needs, create public awareness of these needs, ensure that relevant learning opportunities are offered, and evaluate the progress of the literacy program so that citizens needing to improve their skills do so within ten years. A CLCP network is formed to coordinate businesses, churches, volunteer organizations, social services, local government, schools, and media in order to reach, influence and support those individuals and groups who want to improve their education.

    Eighty-five counties and 2 cities have been certified by the State Board of Technical and Adult Education as CLCPs. Fifty-one counties and 1 city are CLCP Participants (first level of certification) and 34 counties and 1 city are Certified Literate Communities (second level of certification). The Participants are currently working towards a collective goal of serving 230,257 individuals. The Certified Literate Communities made the commitment to serve 180,290 and served 230,257 and continue to add to that number each year. Every CLC exceeded their goal and most did it in less than 10 years. Annually, CLCPs now secure over $2.5 million for their programs and an additional $1.9 million in in-kind resources.

    CLCPs have provided the funding to build adult learning centers, addressed transportation and child care needs, provided materials, equipment, tutors, funding for teacher salaries, class locations and GED Testing scholarships. CLCPs manage local "Dictionary Projects", after school homework programs and school reading initiatives. They work with students in high school to lower drop-out rates. They promote adult literacy services, recruit and retain adult literacy students in the classes and provide a support system to students and literacy providers alike. Communities with CLCPs have more workplace programs, higher enrollment, higher retention rates and more graduations for adult education students.

    CLCPs are about economic development, workplace skills, parents able to help their children with their homework, people able to understand and follow prescription medicine directions for themselves and their children, being able to read a map or road sign, immigrants acquiring English language skills and anyone acquiring computer skills. CLCP is about lifelong learning and acquiring a new skill at any point in life.

    In its implementation, the CLCP has shown that communities can influence citizens to improve their individual lives, at the same time as they make their communities better places to work and to live. The Certified Literate Community Program is proving that given a sense of mission and commitment, any community can become a powerful, self-managed force for literacy education.

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    Policy and Procedure Manual

    On-Site Program Review Manual

    Request For Application

    Certified Literate Community Program


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