The basis for settlement work is the belief in the empowering effect of communality. Settlement work covers the entire spectrum of life and realises the ideals of equality and communality in practice. We develop community centre activity and create opportunities and recreation for all ages. We support new Finns in their integration, and native Finns to life in a multicultural Finland. We operate jointly with volunteer workers and professionals from local needs, with and amongst people.
The settlement work in Jyväskylä dates back to the 1940’s. Currently the Settlement of Jyvälä offers a variety of educational and recreational courses, as well as opportunities for multicultural encounters in a communal atmosphere. The Settlement House serves as a meeting place for all the citizens of Jyväskylä. We encourage people to plan and execute activites themselves and make the Settlement of Jyvälä a place where everyone feels welcome, cherished and able to achieve their personal goals.
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We also offer a program for young immigrants living in Jyväskylä called Keys to Success (Avaimet onnistumiseen).
Jyvälän kansalaisopisto offers courses also in English.
Fall 2018 courses: