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History

The Orangeburg County Adult Literacy Council (OCALC) was started in 1987 under the direction of Mrs. Georgia Montgomery, Director of Adult Education. Mrs. Diane Bracey was appointed by Adult Education to be part-time coordinator of Orangeburg-Calhoun Literacy Council. A board and council were formed from concerned citizens of Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties.

In the mid 90’s, Calhoun County split off from the council and the Orangeburg County Adult Literacy Council was formed with a board of citizens from Orangeburg County only. The Council disbanded soon after. In 1998 changes in Adult Education’s structure brought OCALC to a point of new beginnings. A new facilitator was assigned and a location on Holly Street in Orangeburg was opened. English as a Second Language (ESL) was added to the services provided by OCALC.
A new board and council were formed with a vision to educate and improve the lives of adults living in Orangeburg County.

Our Mission Statement
To provide opportunities for adults in Orangeburg County to improve their literacy skills and reach their full potential.

Our Vision
We envision an Orangeburg County in which all residents have the Literacy skills they need to achieve their dreams, enhance the quality of their lives, and positively contribute to the community.