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 2019 Stats

By the Numbers

Check out our full 2019 Impact Report here!

Countries Represented
Volunteer Hours
$ 2,047,344
Value of Volunteer Hours
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Latest News & Information

Strengthening the Pipeline

Equipping today’s generation to be tomorrow’s leaders. The Literacy Council Gulf Coast (LCGC)  has served the Lee County, Hendry, and North Collier County, areas for the past 30 years. The …

Meet Victor!

Victor talks about the struggle of moving to a new country and the depression that can set in. Literacy Council Gulf Coast helped Victor with his English (which is excellent!) …