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

3,868
Students
62
Countries Represented
92,136
Volunteer Hours
$ 2,224,163
Value of Volunteer Hours
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Latest News & Information

Tutor Spotlight: Shelley Cooper

Retired Lee County elementary school teacher. Teaches intermediate-level English Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am to noon at the Literacy Council and Tuesdays and Thursdays at Island Park High School, …