Local Resources


Kirkwood Community Education Center 1810 Lower Muscatine, Iowa City. Free English as a second language classes for adults. No childcare. Call 887-3656 (ask for Colleen) for information on session dates, registration/initial assessment.  Daytime and evening classes available. There is a waiting list for these classes, and childcare is not provided

International Women’s Club English Classes. Zion Lutheran Church, 310 N. Johnson St. Iowa City 319 573-7512 (ask for Joy). For women only. Offers English as a second language during Spring/Fall. Membership $10, Classes $20 for year, $10 for half year. Childcare free. Tues and Thurs 9am-11am.

CITIZENSHIP TEST STUDY CLASSES are offered by Iowa City Compassion, 1035 Wade St. Iowa City,  319.330.9883 (leave a message in English or in your own language) (Email  iccompassion@gmail.com.)  and by Kirkwood Community College– Come to the Kirkwood Learning Center at  1810 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City to find out more, or call 319 887-3646. Friendship Community Project has tutors who can help you study for the test as well.

Free English classes for adults who have children in our public schools is offered by a partnership of Friendship Community Project and the Iowa City Community School District and meet at the Broadway Neighborhood Center, 2105 Broadway St, on Monday evening, 6:00-7:30pm  and at Pheasant Ridge Neighborhood Center, 2651 Roberts Rd. on Tuesday evenings.  Childcare is available for these.  Stop by and ask.  Classes will not meet during a December-January winter break.

Iowa City Compassion English Free English Classes 1035 Wade St. Iowa City (Towncrest bus) Wednesday evenings, 6:00-7:15pm. Childcare is provided, and a community meal is available from 5:00-6:00pm.

Heartland Church Free English Classes, 70 Kansas Ave, North Liberty, Monday evening, 6:30-8:00pm. Childcare is provided with tutoring for school age children. Call 319 626-2762 if you need transportation from Coralville or North Liberty.

Coralville Public Library Free Beginning English Class, 1401 5th St. Coralville, Wednesday and Friday mornings, 9:30-11:00. No childcare provided.


Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County. Broadway Center and Pheasant Ridge Center, Iowa City.

319-354-2886. Children’s programs and family support.


Workforce Center. 1700 S. 1st Ave, Suite 11B, Iowa City 351-1035. Help with job counseling, job placement, job testing, resume writing, internet job lines, unemployment claims. M,T,TH, F 8:30am-4:30pm, Wed 9am-4:30pm.

http://www.indeed.com/ . Online site for job listings. Search for Iowa City.


The Crisis Center Food Bank. 1121 Gilbert Court, Iowa City 351-0128. Supplemental food and other emergency needs.

ICCompassion has a food pantry for people in need as well as a free dinner  and English class on Wednesday evenings in the Church of the Nazarene,  1035 Wade Street, Iowa City, on the Towncrest bus route.


Iowa City Compassion, 1035 Wade St. Iowa City,  319.330.9883 (leave a message in English or in your own language) (Email  iccompassion@gmail.com.) offers low-cost legal services for immigration, citizenship classes, and more.  http://iccompassion.org/services/immigration/Legal Consult Appointments Available.  Call 319-330-9883 to schedule an appointment.$40 for consult + nominal fees**Adjusted based on income level


Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa. http://cwjiowa.org/ coordinating projects to address injustices in areas such as: workplace conditions, civil rights, access to education, and the need for affordable housing.

Iowa Legal Aid. Eastdale Plaza Suite 10, 1700S. 1st Ave, Iowa City. 351-6570. Counseling about legal matters, legal representation, referrals

Iowa City Human Rights Commission. 410 E. Washington St., Iowa City 356-55022. Helps resolve complaints of discrimination (in employment, credit, housing, public accommodations and education) M-F 8am-5pm.


Free Medical Clinic. 2440 Towncrest Dr. Iowa City. 337-4459 (Leave a message). Clinic Hours Monday and Thursday 6-7:30pm, Tues 9am-3pm, Thurs 9am-11am. Call for appointment.


Domestic Violence Intervention Program 351-1043 (Iowa City). A safe shelter for women who are survivors of domestic violence and their families. Offers counseling, support groups, court advocacy services, general community advocacy, and personal economic planning.


Iowa City Public Library. 123 S Linn St, Iowa City, 356-5200. Lends books, magazines, videos and CD’s. Computers available for use, activities, community information in entryway.