♦ 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

♦ UCTV-3

♦ 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.

Tamara Wolk is a reporter for The Catoosa County News and Walker County Messenger.

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