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

Our Donors


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Our 2022-23 English Classes

Fall Classes Begin: Week of September 12th

Thanksgiving break: Week of November 21st

Winter Break: Week of December 12th

Spring Classes Begin: Week of January 16th

Spring Break: Week of March 13th

Summer Vacation: Week of May 1st

Beginning, intermediate and advanced students can register for our free English classes at https://fcp-iowa.org/register. You can email Susan at info@fcp-iowa.org if you have any questions.

Our free adult English classes will meet on Monday and Wednesday mornings, 10:00-11:30 AM, starting September 12th.  Masks will be required, and we will keep classes small.  Some classes will meet in the basement of the Good News Bible Church, 845 Pepperwood Lane in Iowa City. One advanced class will meet at the Iowa City Public Library, on Monday and Thursday evenings, 6-7:30PM

Please do not attend if you are ill, and please do not bring children. Please wear a mask.

One online beginning class and one online intermediate class will meet at times/days still to be decided.

Please register online before attending class, and Susan will email you to talk about your level and class preferences.

We also have online and in-person conversation groups, or you can practice English conversation with a volunteer Friendship Pal. Email Susan at info@fcp-iowa.org for information.

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Hudson’s Community Night Fundraiser

Thank you, Hudson’s Tap in Iowa City, for donating $232.87 to Friendship Community Project from our Community Night with them on July 13th!

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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


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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
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دروس اللغة الإنجليزية ، الربيع ، 2021: يبدأ الأسبوع الذي يبدأ في 8 فبراير ، عبر الإنترنت فقط
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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
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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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