Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County

Vision and Mission


All residents of South Sarasota County can read, write and speak English at a level that enables them to function effectively as individuals, parents, employees, and citizens and achieve their personal, family and job-related goals.




 Our mission is to change the lives of adults with low literacy skills by providing tutoring, educational technology, and classes that effectively increase

their English reading, writing, and speaking

skills at no cost to the adult learners.

Board of Directors


2019 –2020 Officers

Jim Patterson–President
Penny Corell-Vice President
Sandy McIntyre – Treasurer
Nancy Pike – Secretary
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2018 –2019 Members

Joe Pokorney
Claudia Daniels
Judith McGinty
Paddy Padmanabhan
Mary Seyler
Polly Skinner
Janita Wisch
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Not Pictured: Helen Russette and David Williams

Photos courtesy of Rob Christy Photography

Part-time Employees:

Peter Norrman – Venice Program Coordinator

Karen Bridegam – North Port Program Coordinator

Kim Pike – North Port Project Manager

Venice Office

Literacy Office

Inside Venice Library

300 Nokomis Ave S

Venice, FL 34285 

(941) 861-1352 

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday       

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

North Port Office

Literacy Office

Inside North Port Library

13800 S. Tamiami Trail

North Port, FL 34287

(941) 861-1300

Office Hours

Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wed. & Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


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