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Brandy Tolbert

Columbus Literate Community Program dba Literacy Alliance


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Columbus Literate Community Program dba Literacy Alliance

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Brandy Tolbert leads the Columbus Literate Community Program dba Literacy Alliance. She began her career with the organization as a volunteer in 2011. She is heavily involved in the Early Language & Literacy Coalition and the region’s Get Georgia Reading efforts. Throughout the years, her responsibilities and desire to lead the agency grew and developed. Last July, Brandy was promoted to Program Director. She lives in Columbus with her significant other Terry and their four children ages (10, 6, 2 and 1yr old). She is honored to lead the organization into the recovery phase of the pandemic and expand the organization’s family literacy efforts.

Certified Literate Community Program (CLCP) was created in 1990 at the request of then Governor Zell Miller. It was designed to be community driven groups to address local educational needs. In 2000, Columbus was the first community to meet the criteria, becoming Columbus Literate Community Program. To minimize confusion the organization took the name Literacy Alliance. Thanks to the diligent work of many community members and volunteers, we were the first in the state to be certified as a “Literate Community”. In 2020, Columbus became a “Legacy” Certified Literate Community, in recognition of the thirty years of commitment and dedication between 1990 and 2020.

During the pandemic, the organization’s efforts were focused on early literacy and providing resources to local families. Literacy Alliance collaborated with other established entities to support and encourage at home literacy rich activities and daily reading. Some of those key events were Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, Read Across America, and Let’s Read Muscogee. Due to COVID, the main programs such as Adult Literacy and Kindergarten Readiness have not reconvene to avoid the spread of the virus. Literacy Alliance is committed to continue offer services for a wide variety of ages.

To learn more about the awesome work that Brandy and the Literacy Alliance does, check them out on social media to learn about upcoming volunteer activities and community events.

Website: www.theliteracyalliance.org Facebook: facebook.com/Literacy.Alliance

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