Ruby Slippers Breakfast highlights

Thank you for making our Ruby Slippers Fundraising Breakfast, honoring Indy Reads’ ruby anniversary, on April 18, 2024 a success! Together with nearly 400 members of our community at the Ivy Tech Community College Conference Center, we enjoyed an inspiring morning learning about the value and impact of literacy for ourselves, our families, and our … 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

A Message from Indy Reads CEO, Ryan King

Dear Friends of Indy Reads, With your support and the dedication of a brilliant team of staff, AmeriCorps Members, and volunteers, Indy Reads has been able to significantly expand our services and build the strongest financial foundation we’ve had in our 37-year history. After five years as a steward of the Indy Reads vision, 100% … Read more

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