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Community Classroom Tutor

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  • 4 people are interested

When you teach someone to read, you change their life. The ability to read and write gives us access to information, independence, communication, and so much more. Adults who cannot read do not have this access, and the world remains closed to them. Overcoming a literacy limitation opens up new doors for educational, career, and financial attainment. You have the opportunity to give back to the Indianapolis community by tutoring in our Community Classrooms.

Class Options: High School Equivalency (HSE) prep, English Language Learners (ELL), and/or Literacy Foundations

HSE - Serves adults seeking to earn their HSE diploma.

ELL - Serves adults who want to learn English as a language.

Literacy Foundations - Serves adults seeking to grow their literacy skills for personal life goals.

Tutoring options available in-person and/or online via Zoom.

Join our teachers and AmeriCorps service members at Indy Reads as a volunteer tutor and help us change lives.

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About Indy Reads


1066 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to build the literacy, English language, and job readiness skills to empower adults and families to reach their full potential. And our vision is simple: 100% literacy for all. We're working to make this dream a reality by providing free literacy, English language, and workforce readiness programs to adults through our innovative Community Classrooms at sites around Marion County.


To understand the importance of what Indy Reads does, you only need to think about what you are doing right now. You are reading. You are taking in information across time and space that is represented only by marks on a page. It is a process so automatic for most of us, that we rarely think about its power.

Some of our neighbors view life as through a glass door with an elaborate lock. Opportunities for better employment, greater civic involvement, and wider life experiences lie within view, but out of reach. Our fellow Hoosiers can see what is available on the other side, but cannot get there because they are held back by illiteracy or lack of English skills.

What does Indy Reads do? We provide the key to that locked door. We teach people how the mechanism works so they never have to be locked out again, and then we help them open the door for themselves. Once inside the world of reading and English language proficiency, they can move on to a High School Equivalency diploma, job training, skills certifications, higher education, and more. They can move on to a life of self-sufficiency and dignity. They can become part of our vibrant and growing workforce and help employers build a stronger State of Indiana.


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Education & Literacy, Employment, Immigrants & Refugees


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1066 Virginia AveIndianapolisIndianapolis, IN 46203



  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Career Counseling / Coaching




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Availability Needed: 2-3 hours per week for 19 weeks minimum. Option to renew each semester. 
  • New volunteers must attend an hour training before starting their volunteering commitment in a classroom. Additional online training options and materials will also be provided for ongoing learning opportunities.

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