514 S Shelley St.
Peoria, IL 61605
Contact Name: Pam Rumba

Common Place Family Learning Center

The mission of Common Place is to embrace diversity and improve lives through education and family support. 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 through education. Adult Programs: 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 skills. Youth Programs 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 society. 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.

Current Classes

*Indicates alternate times for the day specified.

Class Photo Class Type Start Date Time Days End Date Graduation Date
Fall 2018 Jobs for Life for Adults 9/11/2018 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11/1/2018 11/1/2018
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