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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Thank You, Hills Bank!

A big thank you to Hills bank for their generous donation of $1,500.00 to Friendship Community Project for our free adult English class program!

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Thank you to Green State Credit Union!

Extending grateful thanks to Green State Credit Union for a donation of $1,000 for our free, adult English classes!

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Fall 2021 FCP English Classes:

                            Free Adult English Classes Online

                             Friendship Community Project

                         Starting Week of September 6th, 2021

Beginning, intermediate and advanced students can register for our free online classes at                    https://forms.gle/39Y4XscD6Xt39J3EA  or email Susan at info@fcp-iowa.org for help.  Each class will meet at different times on different days, depending on teacher’s and students’ availability.

We will try holding one small, *beginning* class with a Covid-vaccinated teacher for vaccinated students who can’t attend class online.  The first class is at 9:45AM on Wednesday, September 8th in the basement of the Good News Bible Church, 845 Pepperwood Lane in Iowa City.  Please wear a mask and bring your Covid vaccination card.  This class will meet Monday and Wednesday, 9:45-11:30AM.

Online and outdoor conversation groups are also planned, or you can practice English conversation with a volunteer Phone Pal.  Email Susan at info@fcp-iowa.org for information.

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Summer 2021

Our last week of classes is the week of May 3rd. We will still be pairing students with Phone Pals/Friendship Pals over the summer and offer at least one conversation group. Please email info@fcp-iowa.org if you are interested! Fall classes will begin in early September and may or may not be online, depending on the Covid situation. Check here or on our Facebook page for updates about fall.

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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


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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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