Educational Institutions

Lewis & Clark Literacy Council

  • Helena, MT
  • http://www.helenaliteracy.org

Mission Statement

Increases adults' and their families' skill levels in reading, math, English language, health, financial and civics literacy so that they may become more productive within their families and their communities. Our program completes its mission by providing trained volunteer tutors who work one-to-one with their students. Services, supplies and tutoring are free of charge

Main Programs

  1. Lewis & Clark LIteracy Council

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Service Areas

Self-reported

Montana

we serve those with low literacy in Lewis & Clark, Broadwater, Jefferson and Lincoln counties in the state of Montana

ruling year

2004

Executive Director since 2004

Self-reported

Ms. Peggy Benkelman

Board President since 2015

Self-reported

Ms. Susan Nimick

Keywords

Self-reported

Literacy,English Language, American Acculturation, ESL, Tutors, Non-Profit, Free of Charge

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EIN

81-0469892

Physical Address

815 Front St.

Helena, MT 59601

Also Known As

L&CLC

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Lewis & Clark LIteracy Council

Provide Tutors and materials free of charge to community members with literacy needs.


Women's English language conversation class

Tutor Trainings and updates

Category

Adult Education

Population(s) Served

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Adults

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

$30,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Montana

we serve those with low literacy in Lewis & Clark, Broadwater, Jefferson and Lincoln counties in the state of Montana

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Affiliations + Memberships

ProLiteracy America

United Way Member Agency

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Operations

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Lewis & Clark Literacy Council

Leadership

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Executive Director

Ms. Peggy Benkelman

Board President

Ms. Susan Nimick

BIO

Certified Basic Literacy and ESL tutor Trainer
Certified Power Path and BEST test examiner
BS degree in Resource Management
Certificate in Nonprofit Management

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"Helping the over 4000 individuals in Helena and the surrounding area acquire reading, writing, English language, workforce math & life
skills and American acculturation so that they may have a more productive life within their family and in our community. We achieve this by providing one-to-one tutoring by trained volunteers. All of our services and materials are provided free of charge. We do this all on a shoe-string budget. It is amazing how we have improved the lives of many within our local community."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Susan Nimick

Retired Educator Helena Schools

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
Yes
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
Yes
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
Yes
We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
Our students are very diverse - different ethnicities, religions and cultures. We serve them all.