The latest news and updates from Indy Reads.

Indy Reads Announces Corporate Sponsors for 2022

Indianapolis, IN — (May 2, 2022) Indy Reads, an English literacy, high school equivalency, and job readiness nonprofit empowering adults and their families through literacy in Indiana, is thrilled to announce their Spring 2022 corporate partners.  “We are so grateful to all of our community partners for this outpouring of support as we continue to … Read more

Egg Hunt: Save the Date for April 16th!

The Easter Bunny is making a special stop at Indy Reads! We will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt inside Indy Reads. On Saturday April 16th, from 11am-7pm, there will be paper eggs hidden around our store (not in any books)! Prizes will be awarded for each egg found; only one egg per customer. Prizes … Read more

Indy Reads Receives $125,000 Grant from the Margot L. Eccles Arts & Culture Fund, a CICF Fund

Indianapolis, IN — (March 24, 2022) This week, the Margot L. Eccles Arts & Culture Fund, a CICF fund, awarded Indy Reads a $125,000 grant to support Indy Reads’ new Customer Service Skills Program. This grant will fund an innovative pilot program that provides Central Indiana adults with intensive soft skills development through work at … Read more

Indy Reads Receives $4,000 Grant from the Nora Roberts Foundation

Indianapolis, IN — (March 23, 2022) The Nora Roberts Foundation, created in 2001 by Nora Roberts as an avenue of support for organizations promoting and encouraging literacy, children, the arts, and humanitarian efforts, has awarded Indy Reads a $4,000 grant. The grant supports Indy Read’s High School Equivalency curriculum transition from the TASC certification exam … Read more

Indy Reads Receives $10,000 Grant from the Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation

Indianapolis, IN — (December 17, 2021) The Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation, a foundation that upholds the founders’ charitable traditions and continues their commitment to improving the quality of life in the greater Indianapolis area, has awarded Indy Reads a $10,000 grant. This grant was awarded to Indy Reads to expand its new High … Read more

An Open Letter to Our Indy Reads Community

Empowering adults and families through English literacy is at the very core of what makes us Indy Reads. As a member of our community, you’ve been a huge part of that mission. Whether you’ve volunteered with us, followed our student stories on social media, donated, spent time in the Indy Reads bookstore, or attended our … Read more

Indy Reads Appoints New CEO, Ruba Marshood of the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia

Indianapolis, IN — (November 17, 2021) Indy Reads announced today that it has selected a new Chief Executive Officer, Ruba Marshood, who will be transitioning into the role in early December. After a robust and inclusive national search, the Indy Reads Board of Directors is confident that Marshood will continue the stewardship that the current … Read more

Indy Reads Awarded $80,000 from United Way of Central Indiana

Indianapolis, IN — (November 3, 2021) Indy Reads has been awarded an $80,000 Family Opportunity Fund 2Gen Capacity Building Grant from the United Way of Central Indiana. The grant was made possible through a grant from the IU Health Foundation. Funds will be used to support the refining of the organization’s 2Gen education program. United … Read more

Indy Reads to Reopen Their Bookstore in Fountain Square on November 5th

Indianapolis, IN — (November 1, 2021) Indy Reads announced today that they will reopen at 1066 Virginia Avenue on Friday, November 5, 2021. The building, formerly the Fountain Square Branch of the Indianapolis library, is primed to be an essential part of the thriving Indianapolis literary scene and a new home to literacy, English language, … Read more

Indy Reads Receives $15,000 Indiana Humanities Operating Support Grant

Indy Reads Receives $15,000 Indiana Humanities Operating Support Grant   Indianapolis, IN — (October 27, 2021) Indy Reads has been awarded an Operating Support grant of $15,000 from Indiana Humanities with funds from the American Rescue Plan.  The grant provides funding to humanities organizations adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Indy Reads is one of … Read more

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