Congratulations to our Adult Learners who recently graduated from our Next Steps program!  

Next Steps is a community program designed to create opportunities for personal growth and development for adult learners through various activities and discussions.

Common Place offers FREE Saturday morning tutoring for grades K – 12, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon!

Meet Charles…

Charles is 20-something young man with a bright smile. He is struggling with math – and admits it. With the additional understanding of math, he believes that he can take and pass his GED.  Every job he has applied for has required a high school diploma and he believes obtaining his GED is the ticket to a successful future. Charles arrives early to Common Place every morning. He is always outside the building by 7:00 a.m. and sometimes earlier. When the ED arrives at 7:30 a.m. , he comes on inside to begin working on his math and has a cup of coffee.  While we do not know too much about Charles’ background, he is committed to becoming a part of the fabric of Common Place and more than once has been encouraging of other student’s often twice his age or older.  If we continue to mentor Charles and remain available to assist his educational goals, we believe along with Charles that he will succeed.

Great Way to Support Common Place!

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Thank you Bradley University students for a day of volunteering!

Welcome to Common Place!

Common Place is a social service agency on Peoria’s South Side changing lives through the mission to:

 Embrace diversity and improve lives through education and family support

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At Common Place, educational programs start with our Youth Programs, grades K-12. Our Youth Programs offer academic assistance, life skills, and cultural enrichment to build self esteem and success in school.

Common Place literacy programs help adults learn reading, writing, and math skills and acquire self-esteem and self-confidence needed to obtain employment.

Browse our website to learn more about what Common Place is doing for the community!



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