Tracy Chiles McGhee, Co-Founder/Director Emeritus


Tracy Chiles McGhee is the Co-founder of the Literacy Empowerment Action Project. She currently works as a Deputy Program Manager over a national program in the private sector. Formerly, she was a Public Interest lawyer. In addition, she has also played key leadership roles in non-profits that empower and uplift women and girls. She is a graduate of Catholic University Law School and Georgetown University. 

McGhee is also an award-winning, multi-genre writer and the debut author of the acclaimed novel Melting the Blues.  She is the Winner of the 2016 Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Award in the category of First Fiction and the 2016 BIG Greater Orange County Chapter/Amber Communications Group, Inc. 4th Annual Literary Award. She received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Writer's Digest Self-Published Award in the category of Mainstream Literary Fiction. She was a Finalist in the 2014 Faulkner - Wisdom Creative Writing Competition in the Novel-in-Progress category. In addition, she received an Honorable Mention for the Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award in the 2014 International Literary Awards from Salem College.