In English

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:

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