DePorres Place, Inc.

 About Us

 About us:

        DePorres Place, an Adult Literacy Center,  offers classes in basic adult literacy (reading  and writing) and English for Speakers of Other  Languages (ESOL). Students meet with a  volunteer tutor once or twice a week, and are  tutored either one-to-one or in small group  classes.

        DePorres Place is a not-for-profit 501 (C)  (3) organization, and is part of the Dominican  Rea Literacy Corporation, an umbrella  organization for six literacy centers sponsored  by The Adrian Dominican Sisters.

       DePorres Place is Located at 1016 North  Dixie Hwy, Second Floor in West Palm Beach,  Florida 33401.

 Our Mission:

       Our mission is to tutor adults in need of  basic reading and writing skills or spoken  English language skills in a community that  promotes  learning and a spirit of family. 

 Mission of the Dominican Rea  Literacy Corporation :

       Responding to a crucial societal need,  DePorres Place, Inc., a member of the  Dominican Rea Literacy Corporation, exists to  empower adults by providing basic literacy and  life skills through individualized tutoring in an  environment that respects and reverences  individuals. We enable learners to transform  their lives by acquiring skills to become  successful parents, productive workers and  responsible citizens. This mutual collaboration  in adult literacy is a contemporary expression of  the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ commitment to  education.

Our History

 DePorres Place, Inc. was the vision of a handful of Adrian Dominican sisters and community leaders in 1996.  Their dream  was to open an adult literacy center in Palm Beach County that would someday provide one-to-one tutoring for those who  could not read or write English.


       The dream became a reality in 1997 when DePorres Place was incorporated as a not-for-profit literacy center. The first  classes were held on May 21st of that year with nine students and three volunteer tutors. The classes thrived. Since 1998,  DePorres Place, with the help of 615 volunteer tutors has taught 610 adults to read and write English, and 1390 adults to  speak English. 

       As the population of Palm Beach County became more diverse, DePorres Place developed an effective conversational  English program -- ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) -- for adult immigrants who wanted to learn  to speak English. At the beginning of the school year in 2002, DePorres P.L.A.C.E. added this ESOL program.

      In 2004, DePorres Place became a part of the Dominican Rea Literacy Corporation.  This is an umbrella organization of  six literacy  centers run the Adrian Dominican sisters.  As a part of this corporation, DePorres Place became an Adrian  Dominican sponsored institution.

        DePorres Place is a highly regarded adult literacy program in Palm Beach County and was honored with the 2009  “Excellence in Education” Award by the Florida Literacy Coalition as "an organization demonstrating achievement,  innovation, leadership and organizational excellence".

        DePorres Place, is a member of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, the Florida Literacy Coalition and  ProLiteracy America.    


 

 DePorres Place, Inc.

1016 North Dixie Highway, Second Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
 
Phone: 561.863.5778  
deporresplace@deporresplace.org

 

 
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