Can you imagine how you'd feel if you couldn't read:
To your child or help him/her with homework?
Street signs or maps?
Job ads or job application forms?
Directions on labels?
Today, scores of non-readers from the more than 45,000
adults with literacy challenges in the Peoria area are
learning to read at Common Place, thus increasing their
changes for a job or improved quality of life.
Various opportunities are available to help adults learn:
- Adult reading and writing classes with an individual
tutor or in small groups
- Math classes
- Pre-GED and GED Study
- Commercial driver's license and Rules of Road study
- Supplemental computer-assisted instruction
- Cooking and sewing classes.
- Book club, Peoria Reads!, and other special interest
You can help one person change his or her life by teaching
that person how to read! Tutors are provided with an initial
training workshop and later in-service training events.
Students and tutors meet twice each week for about 1 to 1
1/2 hours each time. Classes are scheduled at the
convenience of tutor and adult learner. Consultation with
staff is provided on the best method and materials to use. A
large selection of materials is on hand. Many learners and
tutors meet at COMMON PLACE, but some meet in other churches
and libraries around Peoria. In addition to 1-on-1 learning,
COMMON PLACE provides small group and other learning
Please call us Common PLACE 674-3315, to volunteer! Or if
you would prefer to make a donation to help support this
life-changing program, your tax-deductible gift will be
Common Place Family Learning Center
514 S. Shelley Street, Peoria, IL. 61605
(309) 674-3315 - Phone (309) 674-0627 - Fax