After School Cafe Begins Monday, September 17th!

After School Cafe is back in session! Join us beginning Monday, September 17th for snacks, games and enrichment activities. New this year – we will be open on Fridays! Cafe hours are 3:15-5:00 Monday-Friday. Cafe will be closed when Lisbon schools are not in session.

Students age 9 and up are welcome to attend. Younger school-age children may attend with an older sibling. There are no fees for this program, but parents do need to complete permission forms which will be sent home the first time a student attends the Cafe.

We’re excited to welcome Bonnie Montgomery as the new Coordinator for this program. Bonnie has a Master of Science in Psychology and experience as a para-educator and tutor. Bonnie is a Lisbon resident and looks forward to working with the children of the Lisbon- Mount Vernon community.

Please call with any questions. See you after school!




How will you serve?

On this National Day of Service and Remembrance, we’re reminded of the value of community and of those who put others before themselves. During our darkest times, service and compassion are bright lights of hope.

Today and everyday you can serve your neighbors by volunteering at SELCC. Top volunteer needs right now include; sorting clothing donations, answering phones, calling Bingo on Fridays, or donating breakfast items. Call today to see how you can help!

However you choose to serve the community, thank you for shining a light of hope.

Free Produce!

photo of food pantry donation garden fresh grapes

Grapes, tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, zucchini, more tomatoes – we have an abundance of produce available! Please stop in today and take some to enjoy over the long weekend. It’s all FREE! Help us by taking it while it is fresh. Open to everyone. We’re here until 4:00 today. See you soon!

Free Clothes!!!

Freestyle Clothing Closet is BURSTING with donations right now. Please stop in and “shop” and help us free up some space! We have 3 rooms full of FREE gently-used and new clothing for all ages. Freestyle is open to ALL members of the Lisbon & Mount Vernon community, with no income guidelines or restrictions. Come in on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00-12:00, Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m., or throughout the week by appointment.

From soccer cleats to business suits, capris to glitter t-shirts, we truly have something for everyone! Our space is newly redesigned so finding the perfect item is easier than ever. Summer and winter items available now. Look here first and save yourself a drive to Cedar Rapids!


We’re Hiring!

Seeking an energetic, fun-loving, creative individual to fill our After School Cafe Coordinator position! The hours are  3-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. With an additional flex hour for planning, the Coordinator is paid for 11 hours/week. Please send resume and cover letter to PO Box 511 or email to SELCC is an equal opportunity employer.

School Supply Distribution Friday, August 3rd

Do you have a Lisbon or Mount Vernon student in your home who needs help filling their school supply list this year? Come to SELCC on Friday, August 3rd for our annual school supply distribution. Free backpacks and basic supplies will be available from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Freestyle Clothing Closet will also be open for “shopping” for free gently-used clothes & accessories for all ages.

Supplies remaining after the 3rd will be available during SELCC business hours or by appointment. Call with any questions. Happy “Back to School”!