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

Moms and Tots Makes a Difference

The Carol De Joy Moms and Tots® Family Literacy program is an established program model that continues to demonstrate success and meet its expected goals and outcomes. We use evaluative …

Moms & Tots Graduates

It was pretty exciting to open up SW FL Parent & Child, Part of the USA Today Network to see the Moms & Tots graduates!! We are so proud of these tots …

Halloween Fun!

We had a great time with Tutor Pete Panzeri & Elena who teaches cooking classes on occasion. Thanks for being such great sports!