Since 1967, Common Place Family
Learning Center has worked on the center south side of
Peoria, Illinois, to eliminate the root causes of poverty,
racism, and injustice
- Began in 1979. First
adult literacy program in Peoria.
- The average adult
learner who enters Common Place's literacy program has
completed 8th grade but has a 4th grade reading level.
- Over 4,000 adults have
received help through one-on-one tutoring and small
group classes for reading, writing, math and life
- When children have
parents with low reading levels, they are 5 to 6 times
as likely to drop out of school before reaching a level
that will enable them to function effectively in
- Over 1,800 children have
received after school homework help and enrichment
programs for grades K - 12.
- Each year our Summer
Work Study Programs serve 95 area low-income and
educationally at-risk children ages 8 - 15 years. Summer
Tutoring is provided for grades K - 12.
- Emergency Food Pantry -
nearly 1,000 individuals served yearly.
Working primarily on the
South Side of Peoria, COMMON PLACE
individuals and families to value education and offers
promotes training and
the development of job skills needed for employment that
enables individuals and families to be financially
leadership and redevelopment, including a safe
environment and increased home ownership;
provides awareness of
the needs of others and opportunities for churches,
individuals, organizations, and corporations to channel
their love and concern through sharing of resources;
understanding and inclusiveness of race, culture, age,
gender, and economic situations;
recognizes the needs
of others and advocates for those in need.