Presentation Lantern Center is a drop-in center offering hospitality, educational opportunities 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 … 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.
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.
Iowa’s multilingual COVID-19 hotline: (877) 558-2609
Linea de ayuda en Iowa: (515) 344-3936
HOW YOU CAN HELP
• Donate. Click the “Donate” link at top of page or mail a check to Presentation Lantern Center at
900 Jackson St.
Dubuque IA 52001
• If you know an immigrant in need, call (563) 557-7134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If urgent, call or text (563) 513-8646.
• Volunteer. Apply to be a tutor here. If you can volunteer with relief efforts, please call and leave a message at (563) 557-7134.
• Our partner VIATS is picking up and dropping off food and supplies for immigrants in need. Learn more here.