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Welcome to DePorres Place

AN ADULT LITERACY CENTER

DePorres Place teaches reading, writing and spoken  English language skills to adults over the age of 18  who are reading below eighth grade level. 

DePorres Place offers classes in basic adult literacy  (reading and writing) and English for speakers of other  languages (ESOL). Students meet with a volunteer  tutor twice or once a week, tutored either one-to-one or  in small group classes. 

New students: Click here /Clic aqui/ Klike la to register.

PROGRAMS
  • Basic Literacy
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Conversation Sessions
  • Computer Lab
  • Lending Library
STUDENTS
Classes are held twice a week for 1 1/2 hours each, or once a week for 2 hours. Tutoring is continuous and lasts as long as the student wants to continue.
There is no cost for the classes. Students pay for their own books, but those who cannot pay are provided with books at no charge.

VOLUNTEERS
All volunteer tutor training workshops are held at:  
DePorres Place 1016 N. Dixie Highway, 2nd Floor, West Palm Beach, FL  33401. 
Register Today by contacting Linda Kramer. Phone (561) 863-5778 or send email to volunteer@deporresplace.org.  
WORKSHOPS
All Volunteer Tutor training sessions are 10 AM - 4 PM
  • September 22, 2017
  • October 20, 2017
  • November 17, 2017
  • January 26, 2018
  • February 23, 2018
  • March 23, 2018
  • April 27,2018
  • May 18, 2018
  • June 22, 2018

DePorres Place 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. 

1 in 7 people in Palm Beach County Florida cannot read at a 3rd Grade Level.

Our Dominican Sisters  felt strongly about literacy and about how being illiterate marginalizes people. 

DePorres Place Staff 2015-2017

Executive Director, Judy Ireland
Judy Ireland joined DePorres P.L.A.C.E., Inc. in August 2015 as Executive Director. She has close to 30 years of experience in nonprofit and for-profit management, and education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Northern Iowa, and a Master of Science degree in Management of Technology from the Engineering Department at University of Miami.  Judy also teaches as an adjunct professor at Palm Beach State College, and she resides in West Palm Beach. 
Program Director, Linda Kramer
 Linda joined DePorres Place in September , 2013. Her main responsibilities are grant writing and working with fundraisers. She is not stranger to DePorres Place. In 2008 Linda  became a volunteer tutor, teaching in the ESOL Program. Because of her strong support of literacy, she was asked to serve on the Board of Directors in 2011 and elected Board President in 2013. Linda, an avid writer and fundraiser, is using her skills to further the mission of DePorres Place by researching and applying for grants and working with the Board and Staff to increase the public's awareness of the Literacy center and developing new opportunities for fundraising. She attended Central University of Iowa before entering the business world. 
Olga Lucia Evans, Program Coordinator
Olga joined DePorres Place as Program Coordinator in August of 2017.  She is originally from Colombia.  She came to the U.S. in 1997 and became a U.S. citizen in 2011.  Olga began as a  student at DePorres Place in 2015, then began volunteering, teaching students at the Foundations level and helping with student testing and communications.  As Program Coordinator, Olga will join Nephtalie Jean-Baptiste in guiding DePorres’ adult learners through the program, and ensuring student success through goal-setting and tracking of progress.
Nephtalie Jean-Baptiste
Nephtalie Jean-Baptiste joined DePorres Place, Inc. in February of 2017 as Program Coordinator. She brings a wealth of experience in customer service and quality assurance to her role at DePorres.  She holds an AA degree in Business, and is pursuing her BA in Business at Palm Beach State College.
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