A few months ago I was doing a live broadcast at Your Brother's Bookstore, and The Literacy Center had a booth set up with tons of information. They provide so many services for our community, I had to go back and read more on their website.

What is The Literacy Center?

The Literacy Center is on a mission to strengthen our community by improving adult literacy and education. If you are an adult and you need help learning to read, it's not an easy thing to admit to or to ask for help. Perhaps you know the basics of reading, but you need tutoring to further your reading knowledge, or you would like to work towards getting your GED. These are just a few of the services the Literacy Center offers at no cost.

Valuable Services at No Cost

There are probably a lot more adults in the Evansville area that would benefit from these services than you might think. Sometimes, graduating from high school isn't an option for one reason or another, and no matter how old you are, you can still earn your GED. Trust me, I know.

Education for My Future

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Photo: GCSD Liberty
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I didn't graduate from high school. 2 1/2 years of my high school education was 'Completed' with homeschooling. This was before there were regulated programs, and so I basically completed a workbook on my own. I was probably around 24 years old when I finally tested for my GED. I passed, thanks to a program in Gibson County that offered free classes. Passing the test was a condition for me to work at the Sheriff's Department, so I was highly motivated. So, if you want to take that next step, trust me, if I can do it, you can too.

First Steps

If you feel like you or someone that you know could benefit from the free services of The Literacy Center you can set up an appointment or simply get more information:

  • Call: 812-429-1222
  • Email: admin@litcenter.org
  • Visit: 3411A North First Avenue, Evansville, IN 47710
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Volunteer:

There are also plenty of ways to donate your time and knowledge to help The Literacy Center continue to serve Evansville.

  • Tutors
  • Readers
  • Fundraising
  • Board Members
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