About Friendship Community Project

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 :    friendshipcommunityproject@gmail.com

Our Donors

The Community Foundation of Johnson County

University of Iowa Community Credit Union

Hills Bank
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Spring Semester English Classes Begin Monday, January 29th

English classes are beginning again this Monday, January 29th at 9:30AM. in the basement of the Good News Bible Church, 845 Pepperwood Lane, next to the Iowa City Post Office.

Returning students will go right to class.  New students will register and take a very small placement test before joining a class.

If the weather is bad and the Iowa City schools cancel or delay classes, we will cancel classes, too.  If we cancel, it will be posted here, on our Facebook page, and on KCRG’s weather cancellations list.  We will also send the information out to returning students on our email list.

To keep us all safe this flu season, please do not come to class if you are sick.  Thank you!

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No English Class Nov. 22nd.

No English classes tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22nd, because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Thank you, Thai Flavors!

Thai Flavors in Iowa City hosted  a recent Friendship Community Project fundraiser night, donating part of the evening’s proceeds to our English classes.  Thank you, Thai Flavors!

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More Community Conversation!

English language learners–  Come to this week’s Community Conversation, friendly, relaxed 1 on 1 conversation with students trained in conversation in the University of Iowa Conversation Center.  Beginner through advanced English learners are welcome!

This week’s event will be on Tuesday, November 14th, 11AM, at the MERGE building, behind the Iowa City Public Library Come practice your English for an hour or so and have some fun!

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2nd Community Conversation, Oct 31st!

We’re doing it again! Free, drop-in English conversation for people who are learning English–1 on 1 or in small groups with volunteers from the University of Iowa Conversation Center. Please note the different location and the extra half hour this week: Tuesday, October 31 at 11 AM – 12:30 PM Meeting Room D, Iowa City Public Library, 123 S Linn St. Iowa City

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This event was very successful and will be repeated! Stand by for details. Free conversation partners for English language learners of all levels, brought to you by the University of Iowa Conversation Center in partnership with Friendship Community Project, October 24th, 11:00AM-Noon


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Thank You, Community Foundation of Johnson County!

Thank you, Community Foundation of Johnson County, for this year’s grant award to Friendship Community Project. We will put the funds to good use!

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