The Presentation Lantern Center is a drop-in center offering hospitality, education and advocacy to adult immigrants, especially women, who are striving to better their lives.

At Presentation Lantern Center visitors are greeted by staff and volunteers. They receive a tutor with whom they study English; they learn practical life skills to use in a new country; they meet many people from other countries of origin; they share their stories and cultures; and they experience so much more!

In 2024, the Presentation Lantern Center is celebrating 22 years of serving the community! Since opening our doors, we have served over 2,000 immigrants, including children, and aided 119 immigrants in obtaining U.S. citizenship. We are honored to continue building the Presentation Center legacy!

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2023 statistics:

93 students studied English and citizenship!

The Lantern Center was recently
featured on Iowa PBS!