About Friendship Community Project

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Friendship Community Project is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit, founded in 2015, dedicated to teaching English language and life skills to Iowa City area  adult immigrants and refugees. We strive to  impart  English language skills necessary for success and to promote a sense of community belonging and practical assistance in accessing local resources and learning about our community and to serve as an anchor for those new to the community and culture who have not yet formed local ties. Extra curricular activities include  a help desk, conversation groups,  tutoring, Friendship Pals, and basic computer skills tutoring, as well as online-only instruction and conversation practice during the Covid pandemic.

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

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English Classes Start Week of February 8th, 2021

English Classes

English Classes, Spring, 2021:  Starting week of February 8th, online only
To Register, click on:  https://forms.gle/39Y4XscD6Xt39J3EA


Clases de inglés, primavera de 2021: a partir de la semana del 8 de febrero, solo en línea
Para registrarse, haga clic en: https://forms.gle/39Y4XscD6Xt39J3EA


Madarasa ya Kiingereza, Spring, 2021: Kuanzia wiki ya Februari 8, mkondoni tu
Kujiandikisha, bonyeza: https://forms.gle/39Y4XscD6Xt39J3EA


Cours d’anglais, printemps 2021: semaine de départ du 8 février, en ligne uniquement
Pour vous inscrire, cliquez sur: https://forms.gle/39Y4XscD6Xt39J3EA


Lớp học tiếng Anh, mùa xuân, năm 2021: Bắt đầu từ tuần 8 tháng 2, chỉ trực tuyến
Để Đăng ký, hãy nhấp vào: https://forms.gle/39Y4XscD6Xt39J3EA


دروس اللغة الإنجليزية ، الربيع ، 2021: يبدأ الأسبوع الذي يبدأ في 8 فبراير ، عبر الإنترنت فقط
للتسجيل ، انقر فوق: https://forms.gle/39Y4XscD6Xt39J3EA


የእንግሊዝኛ ክፍሎች ፣ ፀደይ ፣ 2021-ከየካቲት 8 ቀን ጀምሮ በመስመር ላይ ብቻ
ለመመዝገብ ይህንን ጠቅ ያድርጉ-https://forms.gle/39Y4XscD6Xt39J3EA


英语课程,2021年春季:2月8日开始的一周,仅在线
要注册,请单击:https://forms.gle/39Y4XscD6Xt39J3EA

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Amber and Jeff Capps Donation

Warm thanks to Amber and Jeff Capps for their generous $500 donation to FCP in honor of instructor John Loomis’ friendship and with thanks for his generosity.

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Trigon Music Press Donation

Heartfelt thanks to our friends at Trigon Music Press for a donation of $500.

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Little Village Story about Friendship Community Project

Here is a link to a story about us in Little Village. It’s in Spanish with an English translation afterward: https://littlevillagemag.com/inside-the-iowa-city-nonprofit-teaching-english-to-immigrants-and-refugees/

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Green State Credit Union Donation

A big thank you to Green State Credit Union for their $500 donation!

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Hills Bank Donation

Warm thanks to Hills Bank for their donation of $1,000 to Friendship Community Project! We are so grateful for you!

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Fall ’20 Online Classes Only

We are now registering for online classes only for Fall, 2020.  Classes will begin the week of September 8th, but times will vary.  We are offering beginning, intermediate and advanced classes.  To register and take a short placement test, click on this link:  https://forms.gle/39Y4XscD6Xt39J3EA .  We are also planning online conversation groups.  If you have questions or want more information, contact Susan at info@fcp-iowa.org.

To participate in our online classes, you can use a smart phone or a computer.  We are using Google Meet.

 

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Fall 2020 English Classes-Online!

Friendship Community Project’s free, adult English classes will be online only this fall for the safety of our staff and students during the coronavirus pandemic.

We have several teachers preparing to teach classes using Google Meet. Students can use a computer or a smart phone to attend classes.  If you or anyone you know would like to attend one of these online classes, please e-mail me at info@fcp-iowa.org. We hope to begin classes on September 8th. Susan

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March 23rd Coronavirus Info Iowa City Area

The Mayors of Coralville, Iowa City, and North Liberty have come together to share one, unified message: STAY HOME to help fight coronavirus. Only take ESSENTIAL trips.

We’ll have a 4 p.m. Facebook Live video today to discuss how Johnson County cities are coming together to fight COVID-19. More info: https://bit.ly/3afBQKQ  (Video includes English, Spanish, Arabic, and French versions, in that order)

Los alcaldes de Coralville, Iowa City y North Liberty se han unido para compartir un mensaje unificado: QUEDARSE EN CASA para ayudar a combatir el coronavirus. Solo realice viajes ESENCIALES.
Tendremos un 4 p.m. Video en vivo de Facebook hoy para discutir cómo las ciudades del condado de Johnson se unen para luchar contra COVID-19. Más información: https://bit.ly/3afBQKQ (el video incluye versiones en inglés, español, árabe y francés, en ese orden)

 

اجتمع عمداء كورالفيل ، أيوا سيتي ، ونورث ليبرتي لمشاركة رسالة واحدة موحدة: البقاء في المنزل للمساعدة في مكافحة الفيروس التاجي. خذ فقط الرحلات الأساسية.
سيكون لدينا 4 مساءً Facebook Live video اليوم لمناقشة كيفية اجتماع مدن مقاطعة جونسون لمحاربة COVID-19. مزيد من المعلومات: https://bit.ly/3afBQKQ (يتضمن الفيديو الإصدارات الإنجليزية والإسبانية والعربية والفرنسية بهذا الترتيب)

 

Les maires de Coralville, Iowa City et North Liberty se sont réunis pour partager un message unifié: RESTEZ À LA MAISON pour aider à combattre le coronavirus. N’effectuez que des voyages ESSENTIELS.
Nous aurons 16 heures. Vidéo en direct sur Facebook aujourd’hui pour discuter de la façon dont les villes du comté de Johnson se réunissent pour lutter contre COVID-19. Plus d’informations: https://bit.ly/3afBQKQ (la vidéo comprend les versions anglaise, espagnole, arabe et française, dans cet ordre)

Coralville市,爱荷华市市和North Liberty市市长聚集在一起,分享了一条统一的信息:“留在家里,帮助对抗冠状病毒”。 仅进行基本旅行。
我们下午四点 今天的Facebook Live视频讨论约翰逊县的城市如何团结起来对抗COVID-19。 更多信息:https://bit.ly/3afBQKQ(视频按顺序包括英语,西班牙语,阿拉伯语和法语版本

 

Thị trưởng của Coralville, Thành phố Iowa và Bắc Liberty đã cùng nhau chia sẻ một thông điệp thống nhất: STAY HOME để giúp chống lại coronavirus. Chỉ thực hiện các chuyến đi ESSENTIAL.
Chúng tôi sẽ có 4 giờ chiều. Video Facebook Live hôm nay để thảo luận về cách các thành phố của Hạt Johnson kết hợp với nhau để chiến đấu với COVID-19. Thông tin thêm: https://bit.ly/3afBQKQ (Video bao gồm các phiên bản tiếng Anh, tiếng Tây Ban Nha, tiếng Ả Rập và tiếng Pháp theo thứ tự đó)

 

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Corona Announcements March 16th

Dear Students and Volunteers:  FCP English classes and conversation groups are cancelled until the virus is under control.  We will let you know this week about the video classes we are working on for you, available through your cellphone or laptop.  You can email me at  sprepejchal@fcp-iowa.org if you have any questions or need translations of information.  Susan

 

The virus is now spreading in the Iowa City area.  Please stay at home as much as you can, don’t get close to other people, and wash your hands constantly.  I am posting announcements about the virus on our Friendship Community Project Facebook page. Paste them into Google Translate if you can’t read the English or ask me to do it. Like our Facebook page so you get these announcements in your Facebook news feed.  These are some I sent out this week:

 

If you can’t work because of the Covid19 virus, there may be help: https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/eta/eta20200312-0

For help, contact IowaWorks, ln the Eastdale Plaza (The same building you go to for your driver’s license)
Address: 1700 S 1st Ave #11b, Iowa City, IA 52240
Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM Mon

Phone: (319) 351-1035

 

If you have coronavirus symptoms, don’t go directly to the clinic.  Call first or use this University of Iowa Hospitals video service:  https://uihc.org/use-our-video-visit-service-get-your-flu-or-covid-19-symptoms-checked-out

 

University of Iowa Coronavirus Helpline. We don’t know if they are using translation services.

  • For general COVID-19 information and questions: 319-384-8819
    • For patients with COVID-19 and flu symptoms: 319-384-9010
    •For emergencies: 911

 

Some sources of information about Coronavirus in different languages. Click on your language to read:

Information on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
World Health Organization (WHO), 2020
On this website, you can find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of COVID-19. This page provides daily updates in English, French, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Russian, and Spanish. https://www.who.int/emergen…/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Coronavirus Resource Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC provides resources and updates on COVID-19 in English, Chinese, and Spanish, including How COVID-19 Spreads (English, Spanish, Chinese), Symptoms (English, Spanish, Chinese), Prevention & Treatment (English, Spanish, Chinese), and Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (English, Spanish). https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

 

Please stay safe, Everyone!  Susan

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