Adult Programs

Our adult programs provide education and assistance to refugees and immigrants, cultural events and celebrations, and community education.

An elderly gentleman reviews a driver education program manual while in the seat of a driving simulator
A young woman sits reading a sheet of paper, while an older gentleman reads on and points to her sheet as part of a learning program.
A closet of casual and professional clothes are hung on a series of clothing racks - as part of the Career Closet program

Job Skills Program

Our newest program assisting the refugee and immigrant population, our Job Skills program is a crucial step in the search for gainful employment. This free service provides training to limited English participants.

A photo ID, Social Security card, and attendance at English Classes are required.

 

 

Driver's Education

In partnership with the South Dakota Safety Council, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and local law enforcement agencies, we now offer Driver’s Education. Our goal: to help non-English speakers become safe drivers and obtain a South Dakota driver’s license.  Driving is a privilege, not a right. Students are NOT guaranteed a driver's license.

The program consists of classroom sessions led by a certified instructor throughout the year. We provide interpreters for the testing phase of the program for an Instruction Permit - but interpreters are not permitted to accompany drivers to their test. Simulator training and behind-the-wheel instruction with an interpreter is available for an additional fee.

You must register in person with a government-issued photo ID, Social Security card, pass a short English test, and be at least 16 years old. For individuals 18 years old and younger, a parent or legal guardian must be present for registration. A one time fee of $100 is also required.

 

English Classes 

Tuesday and Thursday, 6pm-8pm
In partnership with Southeast Technical College (at 2320 N. Career Ave.), we offer English classes to English language learners throughout the year. Students MUST be on time. New students may begin on the first Tuesday of each month.

Students must present an original Social Security card and a government issued photo ID with birthdate. They must bring pens, pencils, paper, and any other class materials. Students are placed into leveled classes based on testing information. Testing will be done as close to the start date as possible.

 

Language Classes

Learn the second most common language in the United States with our Spanish class. Our course is structured after everyday situations, authentic modern literature, and no hassle of credits or evaluations.
Email Christy at christy@sfmcc.org for information on teaching or taking our other language courses.

 

 

Career Closet Program

Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm
Our Career Closet is a collection of donated career and work clothing for visitors to take what they need to enter or continue in the workforce. The Closet relies on community donations of clean, gently worn men’s and women’s clothing. We also accept accessories such as jewelry, ties, and shoes. A photo ID is required to use the Closet, and visitors can take a select number of items. Donations are accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

 

Educational Presentations

We are happy to offer community-wide educational presentations for cultural and diversity training.
Contact Christy at 605-367-7401 or christy@sfmcc.org to make arrangements.

 

Cultural Programs and Celebrations

We host multiple cultural programs and celebrations each year. Besides events, like the Festival of Cultures each June at Falls Park, various ethnic communities host events in The Coliseum. These community events include a Dr. King Day celebration and Native American Pow Wows.