Certified Literate Community Program
This 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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Certified Literate Community Program Retreat Brochure
CLCP Quarterly Meeting - December 13 & 14
2013 CLCP Calendar
2013 CLCP Scholarships
CLCP Newsletter - January 2013
CLCP Newsletter - November 2012
CLCP Newsletter - July 2012
CLCP Newsletter - April 2012
CLCP Newsletter - January 2012
CLCP Annual Reports
2012 Annual Report memo
2012 Annual Report Format
2012 Annual Reporting - Word Document
2012 Annual Reporting - Excel Document
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
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 Handbook - Draft
Job Description for CLCP Executive Director: This document describes the primary functions and performance responsibilities of the CLCP Directors
Literacy: Some Statistical Background
- This document provides statistics and information that impact
literacy. It offers "talking points" which establish the value of CLCP for
Statistics Related to Literacy
CLCP Supporting Documents
Public Information Kit
Fundraising and Development
Personal Development/Stress Management
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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