About Friendship Community Project

Friendship Community Project is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit, founded in 2015, dedicated to teaching English language and life skills to Iowa City area immigrants and refugees. We strive to promote a sense of community belonging and practical assistance accessing local resources and learning about our community. Extra curricular activities include conversation groups and one-on-one Friendship Pals.

Contact Director Susan Prepejchal at: info@fcp-iowa.org

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Fall ’19 English Classes

Registration for Fall English classes:   Wednesday, September 4th, 9:45AM to 11:00AM  845 Pepperwood Lane,  Iowa City, downstairs at The Good News Bible Church.  No ID is necessary.

The first day of class:  Monday, September 9th, 9:45-11:30, 845 Pepperwood Lane, Iowa City.  Please do not bring children.

If you miss registration, you can register late and still attend class.  Just come a little early.

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Summer Walk & Talks

Come to our summer Walk and Talk  for exercise and informal English conversation:

Saturday Mornings, 9:30AM, meeting at Terry Trueblood Park  (South Gilbert St.) Meet outside (not inside!) the biggest building.
Starting Saturday, May 11th

These will be cancelled for rain!

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English class year has ended!

Our 2018-19 English class  year has ended.

Fall registration will be on Wednesday, September 4th 9:45-11AM at 845 Pepperwood Lane. The first day of class will be Monday, September 9th, 9:45-11:30AM, same location.

*Come to our summer Walk and Talk groups for exercise and informal English conversation:

Wednesday Mornings, 9:30AM, meeting at River Crossings Park parking lot
(Behind Big Grove Brewery on Gilbert St.  Broadway bus stops at Gilbert and Kirkwood–just walk West about 1 block to find the park.)
Starting Wednesday, May 15th


Saturday Mornings, 9:30AM, meeting at Terry Trueblood Park Shelter (South Gilbert St.)
Starting Saturday, May 11th


*Come to our July 10th fundraiser at Hudson’s restaurant, 482 Hwy 1 W. Iowa city, 5-10pm.

*For students looking for free summer English classes, the UI offers some from mid-June through mid-July. For information, call 319 335-5630 in late May. You can also check with IC Compassion about their Wednesday evening English program and Kirkwood Community College’s free classes.

We hope we’ll see many of our students over the summer and again in the fall.  Have a great summer!

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No English Class Wed, Feb. 20th due to snow!

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Registration January 30th Canceled!

Because of dangerously cold weather on Wednesday, January 30th, registration for English classes is canceled.

Please come to class on February 4th to register and attend class on the same day.  845 Pepperwood Lane (Good News Bible Church), 9:30AM.

If the weather is so bad that the Iowa City Public Schools (for children) delay or cancel classes, we also cancel classes.

In general, classes meet on Monday and Wednesday mornings, 9:45-11:30AM. Students can register on any day classes are meeting.

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No English Classes Monday, November 26th due to weather-related road conditions.

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Community Foundation Grant

Thank you to the Community Foundation of Johnson County for awarding Friendship Community Project with a grant of $1,000 for our English language program!

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