♦ The student dictionaries CCL has been presenting to third-graders for 10 years cost them around $2 each.
♦ CCL gives out around 800 dictionaries a year in eight public elementary schools in Catoosa County.
♦ CCL offers free GED classes, English classes and computer classes.
♦ CCL pays the $160 fee for taking the GED.
♦ CCL can provide transportation to GED classes and childcare for those who need it.
♦ CCL sponsors “ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY” each year. A book by a Georgia author or based in Georgia is chosen and the entire community is encouraged to read it. CCL and the Catoosa County Library host a lecture and book signing by the chosen author. Authors who have attended the events include: Terry Kay, Susan Gregg-Gilmore, Patricia Sprinkle, Janie Watts Dempsey, Karen White, Raymond Atkins, Keith Robinson, Randall Franks and Joshilyn Jackson.
Catoosa Citizens for Literacy’s sponsors and collaborative partners are:
♦ Catoosa County Board Of Education
♦ Catoosa County Chamber Of Commerce
♦ Catoosa County Family Collaborative
♦ Catoosa County Government
♦ Catoosa County Health Department
♦ Catoosa County Library
♦ Catoosa County News
♦ Catoosa County Pre-K Program
♦ Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office
♦ City Of Fort Oglethorpe
♦ City Of Ringgold
♦ Communities In Schools
♦ Department Of Family And Children Services
♦ Family Resource Agency Of North Georgia
♦ Georgia Northwestern Technical College
♦ Imagination Library
♦ Kiwanis Club Of Fort Oglethorpe
♦ Kiwanis Club Of Ringgold
♦ Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit
♦ North Georgia YMCA
♦ Parent Involvement/Title One
♦ Ringgold Rotary
♦ Ringgold Telephone Company
♦ Roger & Kay Bowman
♦ Share America Foundation
♦ The Braden Group
♦ Victory Signs
CCL is located at the Catoosa Learning Center, Benton Place Campus, 36 Muscogee Trail in Ringgold. For more information call 706-965-8275.