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

COVID-19 Update & Re-Opening

April 29, 2020 Re-Opening Update We want everyone who visits our building to feel safe – both volunteers and students. While each day there are changes in discussion at the …

To Our Volunteers

Dear Volunteers, We hope this finds you and your loved ones well and strong. You may or may not have heard that the Literacy Council Gulf Coast, like so many …

COVID-19 Update

Hello friends, As per the Lee County School District’s decision to remain closed until April 15, the Literacy Council Gulf Coast will be closed for this time as well. We …