Keystone offers ESL and English Language (EL)/Civics (Citizenship) classes morning and evening at sites in Lansdale and Souderton. Students are placed into levels based on English listening and reading assessments. All students must be assessed before placement into class. Components of ESL class are listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, along with civics and workforce preparation lessons.
ESL and EL/Civics classes are provided by grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. All classes are offered free of charge. The program runs a full schedule of managed ESL classes in three semesters: fall, winter, and spring. Students attend classes twice a week with 2.5 hours of instruction per class. Students are expected to attend regularly and may be dropped from class for extended absences.
Three ESL and EL/Civics registrations are held each year. Adults interested in attending ESL class should call the office and ask to be placed on the mailing list for the next registration. Students are placed into class at the beginning of each semester: September, January and April.
All ESL/EL Civics registrations are held in Souderton. Adults wishing to attend class in Lansdale must first attend assessment/registration in Souderton. Keystone does not hold registration at our Lansdale sites.
With Pennsylvania schools being closed indefinitely, we are reaching out to students and working to find ways to continue providing classes virtually. Students may contact our Education Department directly at 267-663-1001.
As COVID-19 continues to spread where people come in contact with each other, we are halting pickups at our Food Pantry while we evaluate alternative options. And please note that the Pantry is not accepting any donated items at this time. Hold onto these items and donate them after the infection period has passed.
Fresh For All
To ensure social distancing, Fresh For All will be canceled until further notice.
Clients in need can still reach out to Keystone at email@example.com, or by calling our Community Case Manager at 215-723-5430 x130.
Clients in our Rapid Rehousing programs in Bucks and Montgomery counties can continue communicating with staff while they are working remotely via the contact info provided when you joined the program, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are currently experiencing homelessness and need to sign up for the program, dial 2-1-1.
Our affordable housing clients are encouraged to stay home, and are able to pay rent online by clicking here.
Keystone’s offices are closed to the public, but staff are Working remotely. Contact staff through email@example.com.