"A child who has not been read to is in danger when they get to school." - Colin Powell
The Gainesville/Hall County Alliance for Literacy was formed in 1989 and serves as the Umbrella agency for ALL literacy concerns in our community.

The Alliance serves as the advisory board for the Adult Learning Center, whose fiscal agent is Lanier Technical College. 

​​The Center provides free educational programs for adults 16 years and older who have not graduated from high school or whose native language is not English.

Classes at The Adult Learning Center include:

-    Literacy Instruction
-    Basic Skills
-    GED Preparation
-    GED Testing
​-    English as a Second Language/Civics

1989 - The Alliance was formed

1992 - The first Spelling Bee - our Bee is the oldest and most successful in the state of Georgia

1994 - Became the 23rd community in Georgia to be classifieed as a CLCP - Certified Literate Community Program

1997 - Became a United Way partner agency

1998 - Awarded a $50,000 Community Development Block Grant to constuct the New Adult Learning Center

2002 - Opened the "Children's Center" for the Families Read Even Start Program

2004 - Hall County was designated a Certified Literate Community

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