What We Do

About Us

We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization committed to improving English language and reading skills of adults and children throughout Southwest Florida. The Literacy Council Gulf Coast provides free instruction for adults in reading and writing, and in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

We offer Moms and Tots Family Literacy for mothers and their young children and Kids + Lifelong Learning for parents in Title I schools. Additionally, we offer work-site literacy programs at local golf/gated communities. Our program serves residents of Bonita Springs, San Carlos Park, Estero, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral, Sanibel & Naples.

Our 2017 Stats

By the Numbers

Countries Represented
Volunteer Hours
$ 2,224,163
Value of Volunteer Hours
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Latest News & Information

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Tutors listen as Literacy Council students express their gratitude

Tutors appreciated at luncheon

On Saturday, April 13, we held our annual Tutor/Volunteer Thank You Luncheon at the Council offices.¬†Students expressed their gratitude for tutors by purchasing or making food and beverages. It was …

Attendees eating lunch at Literacy Council Legacy Fundraising Breakfast

2019 Fundraising Breakfast

More than 200 people attended our 30th Anniversary Legacy Fundraising Breakfast on March 11 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point.¬†Students and tutors shared their stories and our Moms and Tots …