Program for Adult Literacy: A Partnership with Indy Reads: Boone County.
"Indy Reads seeks to improve the literacy skills of
adults in Central Indiana who read or write at or below the sixth grade
We're excited to introduce Indy Reads: Boone County,
our first formal program outside Marion County. In Boone County, we
offer the same services for adults who struggle with reading: one-on-one
tutoring for literacy and ESL students and reading labs in support of
GED classes. Tutors can meet their students at libraries in Lebanon,
Zionsville, or Thorntown. This new program is supported by a grant from
the Community Foundation of Boone County. CFBC's literacy initiative,
"Literacy is our Legacy," has created a new partnership with Indy Reads,
the Lebanon Public Library, and The Arc of Greater Boone County.
Heading up the Indy Reads portion is Michele Thomas, who previously
worked for the Boone County Learning Network and is board member for the
Lebanon Community School Corporation.
Indy Reads serves adults 18 years of age and older in Central Indiana
who read at or below the sixth grade level, or who are learning English
as a new language.
- The Greater
Indianapolis Literacy League, DBA "Indy Reads" is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization. Indy Reads was founded in 1984 as the Greater
Indianapolis Literacy League (GILL) by several librarians and a group
of community activists. The name was changed in 1998 to Indy Reads.
Indy Reads is an independent, non-profit organization. We receive no
direct government funding. Finanical support is through individual
donors, corporate contributions, and grants.
Indy Reads has been evaluated by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance in
relation to the 20 BBB Standards for Charitable Accountability, and
meets all BBB standards.
- Indy Reads
participates in GuideStar, the on-line standard for nonprofit
accountability. Visit GuideStar to see our listing.
Indy Reads is accredited by ProLiteracy Worldwide, the oldest and
largest nongovernmental literacy organization in the world. It achieves
its mission, championing the life-changing benefits of literacy for
adults and their families, by sponsoring educational programs that help
adults and their families acquire the literacy practices and skills
they need to function more effectively in their daily lives.