Lumpkin County Literacy Coalition is a group of concerned citizens who believe that our community succeeds when all of us invest in literacy as an action.
We believe that all citizens deserve a chance to learn to read, write, speak, and do simple computations.
We believe that breaking the inter-generational cycle of illiteracy will significantly reduce the social ills of poverty, welfare dependency, dead-end jobs, family violence, unemployment, homelessness, teenage pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse and high school dropouts.
Our roots go back to 1974 when the Pioneer Cooperative Education Service Agency hired a part time instructor. Lumpkin Literacy volunteers come from all walks of life and educational backgrounds. We are passionate about reading education for both children and adults.
We are a non-profit 501c (3) corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors responsible for policy guidance, projects and programs, and fundraising.
Our mission is to increase adult and childhood literacy in Lumpkin County.
Our non-profit and volunteers work to:
Help adults learn to read or improve their reading skills
Instill the joy of reading in young children by providing Lumpkin children - from birth to 5 years old - age appropriate books each month
Provide GED instruction and testing
Give all Lumpkin third graders their own dictionary
Provide free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
Provide all Lumpkin sixth graders with their own thesaurus
Serve as the reading, literacy and adult education champion in Lumpkin