Columbus Literate Community Program Inc dba Literacy Alliance

Create the Desire to Learn

aka Literacy Alliance   |   Columbus, GA   |  www.TheLiteracyAlliance.org

Mission

Certified Literate Community Program (CLCP) was created in 1990 at the request of then Governor Zell Miller. It was designed to be community driven groups to address local educational needs. In 2000, Columbus was the first community to meet the criteria, becoming Columbus Literate Community Program. We have programs to support literacy development for youth and adults. MISSION: To address the gaps in literacy services in the Chattahoochee Valley region.

Ruling year info

1991

Executive Director

Brandy Tolbert

Main address

PO Box 2123

Columbus, GA 31902-2123 USA

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EIN

58-1929221

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Kindergarten Readiness (est. 2001)

Purpose: To increase the vocabulary level of at-risk children and to ‘create the desire to learn’. This project involves eight weeks of daily one-on-one volunteer interaction with selected pre-k students.

Population(s) Served
Students
Children
At-risk youth

To help under-educated adults become more self-sufficient primarily through improving reading and math skills. While it is challenging to test non-readers, they do show measurable growth in the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Levels Completions. Students are often eager to share their personal testimonials about their increased ability to understand signs and doctor instructions.

Population(s) Served

Ready4K is a research-based text messaging program for families with kids ages 0 to 10. Each week, you can receive texts with fun facts and tips on ways to help your child learn and grow. You’ll also receive information on community resources to support you and your family. Ready4K tips build on your daily routines, like getting dressed, bath time, or preparing a meal. You will always get messages that match your child’s age. Watch this video to learn more detailed information about the Trauma-Informed program https://vimeo.com/510952688.

Population(s) Served

The Rotary Club of Columbus partners with us to provide every third grade student in the Muscogee County School District with a dictionary and customized pen (with their expected graduation year). The dictionary is accompanied by a message that focuses on graduating on time, getting a job, and getting the job they will love – because they can read.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Financials

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Columbus Literate Community Program Inc dba Literacy Alliance

Board of directors
as of 2/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lanita Lucas

Aflac

Term: 2019 - 2023

Brenda Bannister

Aflac Retiree

Trina Lumbard

Columbus Technical College - Mathematics

Derek Scrivner

Retired Radio Personality

Ilene Kent

National Infantry Museum

Jonathan Evans

Columbus Housing Authority

April Hopson

Ex-Officio VP of Adult Education, Columbus Technical College

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/22/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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