Through its impressive partnership initiatives, the Houston County CLCP is making great strides towards its ten-year goals. After only four years, the program is already more than halfway there. As the following table shows, the program has enrolled almost 6,000 students, most of whom have made progress toward achieving their goals of English literacy or GED attainment.
In this process, the CLCP has gained valuable insight into partnerships and adult literacy issues that will help chart its course over the next six years. The Hispanic Collaborative has provided a model for assessing community needs proactively and designing services to meet them. Likewise, the Houston County CLCP can serve as a model for other counties participating in Georgia's CLCP. Already, the Houston County CLCP has been asked to make presentations and speeches throughout the state and to provide training to other counties with similar programs. As one program administrator insists, "There's no other way to do literacy... you have to form collaborations."
The English Literacy Program Slides developed by this partnership can be found in the PDF version of this profile.