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FREE English language and workplace classes

for immigrants, refugees, and homegrown Nebraskans throughout Lincoln.


Refugees provide a solution to the labor shortage

Many unreached talent pools exist in Lincoln, notably immigrants and refugees, which is why Lincoln Literacy and the Lincoln Manufacturing Council have put their heads together to create a class that's the first of its kind. Showing refugees and immigrants an entryway into the U.S. workforce is just what Lincoln needs!


Lincoln Literacy settles into new home

Lincoln Literacy has finally settled into a new home. While our old building had its limitations, even cold classrooms, this new space is five times the size! More room for our staff, more classrooms, and more students served.

With this building, we now have the gift of permanency.

Our Upcoming Events

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Help us help others thrive.

We are a volunteer-driven 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides free, life-changing educational services. Established in 1972, Lincoln Literacy helps people from all over the world, including right here, thanks to hundreds of trained volunteer tutors. Through our community of caring and learning, thousands of Lincoln Literacy students gain essential skills that enable them to lift their families out of poverty and go on to achieve their dreams. Our mission: To strengthen our community by teaching the English language and a variety of literacy skills to people of all cultures.

From English language to basic literacy classes through life and job skills training, Lincoln Literacy offer free online and in-person instruction, as well as one-to-one tutoring and mentoring with volunteer tutors.  


"I learned how to read and speak English because of [Lincoln Literacy]. I got a great job working for the State of Nebraska."

-- Elizabeth R., Lincoln Literacy Student




Volunteer Tutors






Years of Service

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