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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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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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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