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

Turning the page in Lumpkin County

with learning, laughter, and literacy. 



Support Literacy:

 150 Johnson Street, Suite B, Dahlonega, GA 30533

© Lumpkin Literacy 2019-2020