We would love to help you learn to speak, read, and write English. If you have trouble completing the application, please feel free to email us.


Estaremos encantados de ayudarte a hablar, leer y escribir en inglés. Si tienes problemas completando la aplicación, por favor escríbenos.

Contact the Executive Director

I welcome the opportunity to talk to you about our mission to empower Manatee County residents to independence through literacy.  We are always open to discussing new ways to reach serve our community through our services and in alliance with other area organizations.  You may reach me by emailing director@manatee-literacy.org or using this form.

Wishing you all the best,


Michelle Desveaux McLean

Executive Director

(941) 746-8197

Executive Director

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Office Hours

We have had to employ new temporary office hours.  Feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 p.m., however, our offices are only open for visitation through the hours listed below.

  • Tuesday       10 am – 2 pm
  • Wednesday  10 am – 2 pm
  • Thursdays    10 am – 2 pm    

Our Location

We recommend you call before stopping by the office to make sure someone will be available.

3501 Cortez Road West, Suite 6
Bradenton, FL 34210


Located in the Goodwill Manasota building on Cortez Road and 34th Street West. Use the entrance just west of the Goodwill store, by DaVita Dialysis. Once inside, look for the Manatee Literacy Council banners.

The Literacy Council of Manatee County dba Manatee Literacy Council is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state (1-800-435-7352) or from the website www.freshfromflorida.com Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. One hundred percent (100%) of each contribution is received by Manatee Literacy Council, Registration #CH210.

The Literacy Council of Manatee County dba Manatee Literacy Council is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the revenue service tax code. Tax ID #59-2116479