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Lewis & Clark Literacy Council

Listing Last Update: September 17, 2020


815 Front St.
Helena, MT 59601

Primary Contact

Mary DuVernay

(406) 324-2111

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To help my child learn
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my workforce skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer

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Program Overview

Do you need help learning English or with reading and writing? We are here to help you! Many adults struggle with everyday tasks - answering phone calls in English, reading the mail, or applying for jobs. Our individual tutors and group classes can help you reach your goal.

In 2020, we are offering:

Individual tutoring - socially distanced, outdoors, or online

Group classes - outdoors or online

Mission Statement

The L&CLC helps adults and their families acquire the reading, writing, basic math,English language, American culture and work-based literacy skills, so that they may reach their fullest potential within their families, at work and in our community.

The L&CLC helps all literacy-needy adults, young adults (and families) in Helena and the surrounding communities. We assist with varying literacy needs including, financial, health, workplace and English language needs.

Hours of operation: By appointment only during Covid-19 pandemic

Cost info: Free for all learners. There are no income qualifications for this program. Books and lessons are provided for free.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

Hello: I am from Brazil and my first language is Portuguese. Without the help of the Lewis & Clark Literacy Council and my wonderful teachers, I may not have been able to adjust and do well in Helena. Learning English has made it possible to get my driver's license, enroll my daughter in school, get an apartment, get a job at Costco, buy a car, establish credit and
getting my citizenship. Better English help me at restaurants, travel, banks, doctor's offices, my work and for talking with my boyfriend. The L&C Literacy Council has changed my life!

2018 marks the start of a new program for the Lewis and Clark Literacy Council. Book Pals are adult volunteers who meet once a week with students at a local Title 1 elementary school to provide before-school reading support to young students. We have 23 volunteers reading with 54 students every week! We are so grateful for the time & energy of these community volunteers, and looking forward to lots of fun reading together.

Program’s Demographics/Metrics



Got a job or a better job- 11
Citizenship - 3
Entered training or other educational
program - 8
Registered to vote -2
Obtained driver's license - 4
Increase involvement in school &
community - 11
Attained consumer skills - 12

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