News & Events

A Financial Literacy Class For English language learners

On Thursday Jan. 17th, from 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
The financial literacy class is going to be a monthly class, that meets on the first Thursday of the month from 5:30-6:30. RSVP is not required but would be appreciated.

We will be closed December 24th- January 1st, and resume our regular hours on 2nd-January ,Wednesday   .


Six week Saturday - A Group Conversation Class For Any Language

Starting Saturday November 3rd, from 1-3 PM
We will be having a six week Saturday a group conversation class for any language learner at the center.
The dates for the classes are November 3rd, 10th, and 17th, and December 1st, 8th, and 15th.

Lantern Center Celebrates 15 years with Two Fundraisers

Lighting the Lantern – Celebration/Fundraiser for groups of eight people
Sunday, Nov. 18, 4-6pm at Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson St. in Dubuque

Our Mission

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 … and all are blessed by their coming.
The Presentation Lantern Center opened in 2002 to welcome individuals from around the neighborhood and from across the globe. Services are free.
Educational Opportunities
Students work one-on-one with volunteer tutors to learn English and to prepare for the citizenship test.
The center empowers individuals to be advocates for themselves and their families and connects them to community resources.