Literacy News

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As the familiar back-to-school season rolls around once more, it typically conjures images of eager children equipped with fresh backpacks and notebooks. However, it’s important to recognize that this season offers opportunities for individuals of all ages, including adults who may be grappling with English literacy challenges. In Sarasota, a quiet yet significant issue persists Read More >

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… opportunities, careers, connections, empowerment! Give the gift of literacy and change lives for the better. $100 = one year of classes for an adult $250 =a volunteer tutor training class $500 = a year-long online class Your donation is matched dollar for dollar up to $15,000! HOW? Make a check payable to Louis and Gloria Read More >

Give the gift of literacy. Become a volunteer tutor. Since 1978 the Literacy Council of Sarasota has engaged in “Each One, Teach One” to help build a more literate community. Won’t you help share your love of reading with someone… The schedule for volunteer tutor training sessions for 2024 is here. Click on the image Read More >


A Statement From Our Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Staff At any point in history, the fabric of every society is tested by crisis. In response, choosing fear, ignorance, greed, and hate will lead to unraveling, while choosing hope, unity, compassion, and generosity will make the fabric even stronger and more resilient for the Read More >

2020 LCS Luncheon Kirsten Russell

Thank you to everyone who supported our 13th Annual Literacy Matters Luncheon February 2020! A special thank you to all our sponsors to include our premier sponsor the Community Foundation of Sarasota County

2020 LCS Luncheon Kirsten Russell

For Immediate Release Literacy Council of Sarasota Celebrates 13th Annual Literacy Matters! Luncheon, Friday, February 28th.

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“Teaching in the classroom, where I was able to work directly with the students, was the most enjoyable part of my education career.” — Bob Kenel, Sandleheath President