Welcome to ICI’s Ready By Five (RB5) Program

Our most recently developed program is Ready by Five (RB5) where we focus on preschool-age children because studies show nearly 50% of Gwinnett’s children are 30% behind their peers upon entering Kindergarten.

This free nine-week program is for families with children up to Kindergarten age and older who will attend Gwinnett County schools.

Applications for enrollment for future programs will be accepted at a later date that will be announced here,

Our winter 2025 classes have just ended and were a roaring success! We registered 187 families with 296 children. One hundred thirty-two families attended during the 9 weeks of the program. Those families comprised 210 parents and 200 children.

Classes are held on Saturday mornings. A parent must attend with the student. This way the parent learns how best to help and teach their child.

During the program, it is so exciting to watch parents and students come to classes on Saturdays, eager to learn. But it is fulfilling to see those same parents and students leave at the end of the day, and at the end of the program; smiles on their faces and gleams of confidence in both sets of eyes!

Please check back next October and November (2024) for information on our Winter 2025 program. We are already making plans for next year's program and, funding permitting, may add a second program as well.

Applications for Teachers and Paraprofessionals for our Winter 2025 program will be accepted at that time, as well.

Welcome to ICI’s English Language Learner (ELL) Classes

Our longest-running program is an English Language Learner (ELL) program and is open to all adults.

Our students are exposed to a classroom teacher as well as language software. We provide a substantial snack during which our students have the opportunity to practice what they have learned and commune with faculty, staff, and other students.

These free classes are held most Sundays during the Gwinnett public school year from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the Gateway Circle Business Park at 6500 McDonough Dr, D8, Norcross, GA 30093.

Classes start on the first Sunday after Labor Day each year and run until just before the winter break.

They begin again on the first Sunday after the Gwinnett public schools reopen to students in January of each year and run through the Sunday before Mother’s Day (05/05/24) in May.

We hold open enrollment throughout each semester, space permitting.

Use of masks, frequent hand washing, and/or hand sanitizer is strongly encouraged. Use of social distancing, disinfectant, and other precautions will be made, as needed, to ensure the safety of all.

In this program you will learn to:

speak English in a classroom setting;
use a language app licensed to Interlocking Communities, Inc. 
socialize with others like yourself, who also want to learn to speak English;


You will take a 30-minute break and eat a hearty snack while you socialize with your classmates and teachers.

Come learn English, make new friends, and share a snack. There are no attendance requirements and the classes and snacks are FREE.