Adult Literacy

Teaching Adults to Read, Changing Lives Forever

P.O. BOX 12866, ST. PETERSBURG, FL  33733
PHONE:  727-521-1117


A Brief Overview

Founded in 1968, the Literacy Council of St. Petersburg is an all volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to teaching adults to read.  We are affiliated with the Florida Literacy Coalition, ProLiteracy America, VALF (Volunteers for Adult Literacy Florida), READ Pinellas, and the Pinellas County Schools-Adult Education.

The Literacy Council will tutor any adult reading at an 8th grade level or below free of charge. Students find out about the Literacy Council from many sources, among them: the Florida Literacy Coalition, Dollar General, television and radio stations, newspaper articles, the St. Petersburg Library system, the ABE/GED program in the Pinellas County Schools, and by other students.

The Literacy Council conducts Tutor Training Workshops 3-4 times a year.  Our newsletter is published twice a year and can be found on our website.  We conduct Board meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  These meetings are open to all.  Visit us at for a complete calendar of events.


Information for tutoring at this location:

Dixie Hollins Adult Education Center
4940 62nd St. N – St. Petersburg 33709
Wednesday (6-8 pm)
Faith Alford, Coordinator
727-547-7872 or contact Ann Palmer
via email.


Literacy Class