News and Events
Thanks to everyone that participated in the 2022 Giving Challenge! We don’t have a final count on our fundraising yet as we are still applying for some prizes that are only awarded after the Challenge. We had 190 donors donate over $16,000 towards empowering literacy in Manatee County. We are so honored that you would choose our organization with your support!
The Staff and Board of Manatee Literacy Council!
The Learners in our "Confident Conversation" classes are encouraged to create and share presentations about their home countries. Here Sydia shares a wonderful presentation about Venezuela. Thank you, Sydia!
Party In the Park Our second annual "Party in the Park" was a blast! We had a picnic, played games, and learned so much about each other! Thank you to Terri and Simon for hosting, and all of you that brought yummy treats and smiles for this wonderful...
The May Tutor Tea was well attended, including by new tutors Elaine Walsh and Yvette Francino. Welcome, Elaine and Yvette! In our introductions, tutors shared a moment from the last month that moved them. Touching stories galore. Board of Directors president and...
I am from Aguascalientes, Mexico. Since I first came to the United States in 2017, one of my priorities was to go to school and focus on learning English.
This year our Annual Meeting was a real BLAST! We celebrated the launch of our new website, introduced our new Program Director, and celebrated the many wins that we have seen over the previous fiscal year. In case you could not join us, we are including our...
We have selected four winners for the Learner Essay contest! We’ll post some of their personal stories here for all to enjoy.
Learning a second language can be easy for some people and hard for others. This is my story how I learned English. But before you read it, I would like you to know more about me.
Our lives changed after we got to know the MLC. There we met people whose hearts are pure gold. These people were dedicated to helping others. That’s why they deserve the greatest thanks.
My name is Mercedes and I know of the nonprofit organization Manatee Literacy Council an entity in charge of helping many people with English classes for several years has provided support and help in this matter given the importance of knowledge of a second language for me and for many people who like me are interested learning.
Executive Director, Michelle McLean, received the Proclamation declaring September the National Literacy Month in Manatee County. Roger Boos, Emeritus Member, and Mayu Fielding, Board President were also in attendance.