Lincoln nonprofits partner to offer free English classes to new Americans

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – There are many barriers when moving to a foreign country, and one of them is language.

In Lincoln, two nonprofit organizations and volunteers are coming together to offer new Americans the tools they need to learn English and thrive in our community.

And it’s at no cost to the immigrants.

Lincoln Literacy seeks to help people who want to work but lack the skills needed to get better job opportunities.

“We have people coming to Lincoln Literacy from more than 70 nations and territories,” Executive Director Clayton Naff said.

The organization partnered with Community Action, which is providing the facilities for the classes.

As an anti-poverty organization, Community Action believes that this partnership will strengthen the Lincoln community.

“It fills our heart with hope and joy for the future of Lincoln,” CEO Heather Loughman said. “We can create this types of partnerships and really provide these services that folks in our community need.”

People interested in being a volunteer or in taking the English classes can visit Lincoln Literacy’s webpage for contact and course information.

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