May 29, 2024

Endowment Partners Spotlight: Literacy Services of Indian River County

Literacy Services Team: Catherine Daily, Andreina Curiel, Shannon Maitland, & Elida Gomez

It is estimated that 1 in 5 adults in Indian River County struggles with completing a job application, reading a newspaper, reading to their children or helping them with schoolwork. Founded in 1971, Literacy Services of Indian River County delivers comprehensive and innovative learning opportunities to local adults seeking English language and literacy skills to achieve their goals. The organization is conveniently located in all of the libraries across the county.

Literacy Services provides free, confidential, one-to-one or small group tutoring to local adults across the county. They offer a range of services: Adult Basic Education, GED prep, English services, and Citizenship test prep. These free programs change people's lives and help end generational poverty through improving the students' literacy skills. Students get better jobs, study for career-specific tests, start their own businesses, pass the U.S. Citizenship Exam, earn their GED. As the students gain knowledge and improve their communication and comprehension skills, they are in a better position to earn more income and support their families.

If you're interested in volunteering with Literacy Services, click here. To make a donation, click here. Donations can also be made through your donor-advised fund by logging into My Fund or by contacting a member of our team at  772.492.1407 or

Literacy Services is also a part of our Endowment Partners Program (EPP).  The purpose of the EPP is to help local charities plan for their long-term sustainability by growing a permanent endowment fund. During a 12-month program, participants learn about endowments, planned giving, investment management and marketing solutions that inspire loyal donors to make planned gifts from their estates. The program is coordinated by IRCF team member Yamilet Cendejas.

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