The Open Door

Independent Presbyterian Church

"We wanted to be more than a church handing out charity."
 ~ Rev. Susan Clayton, associate pastor and director of Community Ministries 

 The Open Door is a partnership between Independent Presbyterian Church, The Literacy Council of Central Alabama and Jefferson State Community College to provide GED, basic literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.

CLASS SCHEDULE

GED                    Mondays - Thursdays      9 am - 1pm
ESL                    Tuesdays & Thursdays     9 am - 11 am
Basic Literacy   Tuesdays & Thursdays   10 am - 12 pm

Free on-site childcare is offered for students.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) TUTORS:  Tutors will undergo training with The Literacy Council of Central Alabama to help adults learn to speak English on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 - 11 am. 

BASIC LITERACY VOLUNTEERS: Tutors will undergo training with The Literacy Council of Central Alabama to work one-on-one with adults to help them learn to read on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 - 11 am.

GED VOLUNTEERSTutors will undergo training to assist Jefferson State Community College instructors with GED classes Monday through Thursday from 9 am - 1 pm.

RECEPTIONIST: Volunteers need to staff the front desk for a few hours between 8:30 am - 1 pm Monday through Thursday.

Please contact Rev. Susan Clayton for more information about volunteer opportunities at 933-3709.

The Open Door
801 46th Street North
Birmingham, Alabama 35212



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