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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!
Thank you, Hills Bank and Trust Company, for your generous donation to our English language program!
A big thank you to the University of Iowa Community Credit Union for their 8/17/18 donation of $1,000.00 to Friendship Community Project!
If you have a background in TESOL, English, foreign language teaching, linguistics or K-12 education, consider volunteering with our English classes.
Classes meet Monday and Wednesday mornings, from 9:45-11:30 AM, at 845 Pepperwood Lane in Iowa City (The Good News Bible Church). This year, registration will be on Sept. 5th (same time), and the first day of class will be Sept. 10th. Classes begin in September and end in May, with a Winter Break in December and January and a Spring Break when the UI has its break.
We are not sure yet what our staffing needs will be, but prospective classroom teachers would do well to get their feet wet by acting as a classroom aide if there is no immediate teaching opening.
Classes typically have 10-20 students of all different ages, from all different countries, language and educational backgrounds. It is a delight to see people from all over the world helping each other, bonding as a class, and forming friendships!
If you are interested, please fill out a volunteer application on this website or email us at email@example.com.