Our Mission:

The Lewis & Clark Literacy Council (L&CLC) helps adults and their families acquire the reading, writing, English language, workforce and life skills so that they may have an improved quality of life.

Our Vision:

The future vision of the Lewis & Clark Literacy Council would be to have the population of Helena and the surrounding area be fully literate in their everyday lives; thereby increasing participation within their families, their work and our community.

We provide free direct instruction and materials to adult learners.

The Lewis & Clark Literacy Council also trains volunteer tutors who work one-to-one with their students. Promoting public awareness and support of adult and family literacy issues is also our goal.

Our History:

The Lewis & Clark Literacy Council began in 1988 and has served hundreds of Helena area adults since its inception. The L&CLC is an affiliate member of ProLiteracy, the Montana Nonprofit Association and United Way. LCLC 406 324-2111

Our Services:
  • Learn to read, write and speak English
  • Citizenship Preparation
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Driver's License Prep
  • American Acculturation
  • Workforce Literacy
  • Workforce Math
  • We promote Family Literacy

Board of Directors:

Erik Rose

Susan Nimick

Beth Steele

Ian Marquand

Peggy Benkelman * Ex-Officio
Julieta Pederson * Ex-Officio

Our Staff:

Executive Director
Mary DuVernay

Our Trained
Volunteer Tutors

Our Office has returned to 815 Front St. Around the back - follow the signs

815 Front St. in the PAL Building - we love being downtown!

Ray Bjork Office pic