Public, Society Benefit

Chattooga County Literacy Council

  • Summerville, GA
  • www.chattoogacountylibrary.org/literacycouncil/

Mission Statement

The Chattooga County Literacy Council's mission is "to foster literacy in Chattooga County by promoting education for adults in basic skills, reading, English as a second language, and GED preparation, and aiding other organizations and individuals in their efforts to promote literacy." The Literacy Council supports the local GED preparation services, pays GED testing fees for county residents who qualify, and promotes early childhood literacy through our dictionary program and by supporting the Summer Reading Program at the library.  We also encourage teens to stay in school thorough programs for high school students, and more.

Main Programs

  1. Adult Education Expansion Program
  2. The Dictionary Project
  3. GED Testing Scholarships

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Service Areas

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Georgia

Chattooga County, Georgia

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer since 2007

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Ms. Rose Kohler

Keywords

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Literacy, Adult Education, CLCP

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EIN

20-3190296

 Number

3881391659

Physical Address

97 West Washington Street

Summerville, GA 30747

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Adult Education Expansion Program

Provide GED attainment services to a broad range of adults without them having to meet requirements set forth by many of the other adult education programs.  Also, to fully serve adults seeking a GED that have further to go in the process that are currently under-served by the Adult Education Program administered by the local technical school.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$8,000.00

Program 2

The Dictionary Project

The Chattooga County Literacy Council funds the local Dictionary project which supplies grade level dictionaries to all the 3rd graders in the county.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$700.00

Program 3

GED Testing Scholarships

The Literacy Council pays the testing fees for adults seeking a GED who are enrolled in one of the recognized adult education programs in the county who certify to the Council that the test scores for the participant are sufficient for them to have a good chance of passing the GED battery.  This is a first shot offer only.  Fees for re-takes are the responsibility of the participants.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$3,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Georgia

Chattooga County, Georgia

Funding Needs

The Literacy Council has recently lost its abiltiy to fund sending Dolly Parton's Imagination Station books to the youngest of our county's residents (children birth to 5-years).  The cost is approximately $1500 per month.  The catch is, we can't stop and start delivering the books easily so funding needs to come in for like a year at a time.

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Chattooga County Literacy Council

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Principal Officer

Ms. Rose Kohler

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Jenny Crisp

Dalton State College

Term: July 2010 - June 2011

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