About Friendship Community Project

Friendship Community Project is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit dedicated to promoting a sense of community belonging and practical assistance to immigrants and refugees in the Iowa City area, including assistance finding local resources and learning about our community, forming connections with community members, and learning English and life skills necessary for living in the United States.

Contact Director Susan Prepejchal at :    friendshipcommunityproject@gmail.com

Our Donors

The Community Foundation of Johnson County

University of Iowa Community Credit Union

Hills Bank
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Summer Conversation Practice

Come to our free, informal conversation practice in the community room at Lucky’s Market, 1668 Sycamore St. in Iowa City, on Friday mornings, about 10AM to about noon. Practice your English with native speakers.

Regular classes will begin with registration on Sept 6th, 9:45AM -11:30AM at the Good News Bible Church, 845 Pepperwood Lane. The first day of class will be on Sept 11th at 9:45.

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End of Year Potluck!

Wednesday, May 10th is our last day of daytime classes. We’ll be having a potluck from 10:00AM until 11:30AM on that day instead of studies. It’s been a terrific year…Watch this site for information about Fall classes.

Our evening classes at Grant Wood will end on May 10th as well.

The Coralville Library class will have a break after Friday, May 12th, as well.

Happy summer, Everyone!

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Spring Break!

No English classes this week, Monday, March 13th and Wednesday, March 15th.  Students, see you all next week!

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Spring Semester English Classes are Starting Soon!

Registration for our Iowa City English classes is from 9:30-11:00 on Monday, January 30th at the Good News Bible Church, 845 Pepperwood Lane, in Iowa City.  (It’s the street behind Kmart).  Classes will begin on Feb 1st and meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:45-11:30AM.

An informal conversation group also meets at Lucky’s Market on Friday mornings, 10:00AM-Noon.

We are starting a new, beginning only class at the Coralville Library on Friday mornings, 9:30-11:00AM.  There is only 1 teacher for this single class, so enrollment will be limited to people with very little knowledge of English.  If you think you might need a beginning class, registration will be 9:30-11:00 on Friday, February 3rd.  Classes will begin on Friday, February 10th.  The Coralville Public Library is at 1401 5th St. in Coralville.

If you have children in the local school system, there is also an evening class at Grant Wood Elementary School in Iowa city on Monday/Wednesday 6:00PM-7:30PM, starting on January 23rd.
We look forward to meeting you!
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Thanksgiving Break

No English classes will meet this week, November 21st and 23rd, because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Press-Citizen Story

Here is a link to a recent Press-Citizen story about the adult English language classes we are partnering with the Iowa City Community School District to bring to adult family members of children in Iowa City K-12  public schools:


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Community Foundation of Johnson County Grant

A heartfelt thank you to the Community Foundation of Johnson County for the grant they awarded Friendship Community Project on October 19, 2016!  The grant will help us continue to offer free English classes to area immigrants and refugees.20161019_125627

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