Indy Reads: Adult literacy and English language classes
Earn a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma and workforce certifications, learn English, and visit our amazing community bookstore.
Indy Reads builds literacy, English language, and job readiness skills to empower adults and families to reach their full potential.
In pursuit of our vision of 100% literacy for all, Indy Reads’ staff and volunteers partner with our adult learners to help build the literacy and language skills they need to participate in their community, support their children’s education, earn their HSE diplomas, enter job training programs, and obtain national industry-recognized job certifications.
Our mission is supported by donations and purchases in our community bookstore.
Classes, certifications, and more ways to learn with Indy Reads
High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma
In-person and virtual classes prepare our adult students to earn their HSE diploma by covering all five subjects in the HiSET exam (reading, writing, math, social studies, and science).
English Language Learning (ELL) classes
Our fastest-growing program, ELL classes support adult learners who are learning English as a new language. We are proud to serve learners at all levels of the English literacy spectrum as they develop their speaking, listening, reading, writing, and comprehension skills to unlock their economic and social potential.
Adults seeking to improve their foundational reading and writing skills to achieve personal literacy goals can receive instruction and tutoring in our in-person and virtual Literacy Foundations classes.
Customer Service and Paraprofessional Certifications
Start or change your career with valuable workforce training certifications. Our industry-recognized Paraprofessional and Customer Service certifications help adults in central Indiana stand out in today’s competitive job market. Customer Service participants have the opportunity to complete a paid internship in our community bookstore.
Browse new and used books online or in-store
Our community bookstore in Fountain Square is full of great reads and merch, but you can also shop online! And, don’t forget our amazing free or pay-as-you-can family-friendly programming.
Recent news around Indy Reads
- Indy Reads celebrates 40 years of literacy for all with student-centered fundraising breakfast Hosted at Ivy Tech Community College Culinary and Conference Center on Thursday, April 18, 2024, the Ruby Slippers Breakfast will feature student and graduate speakers from some of the organization’s core adult education programs.
- Lilly Endowment Inc. grants $50,000 to Indy Reads for evaluation of programs Indy Reads announced today that Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded the organization $50,000 for an evaluation of its adult education programs.
- Eskenazi Health awards Indy Reads a $5000 sponsorship for Literacy Foundations and English Language Learning (ELL) Foundations classes Eskenazi Health awarded Indy Reads a $5,000 sponsorship to support adult literacy classes.