About

The Literacy Center is a social benefit organization in Evansville, Indiana. We have a 501 c 3 tax status.  We benefit the community by educating adults by improving their reading abilities, high school equivalency preparation and workplace skills.

MISSION

The Literacy Center is dedicated to improving adult literacy and education thereby strengthening our community.

VISION

To create a community of lifelong learners who have the opportunity to flourish in all aspects of life.

GUIDING VALUES

Passion

We promote literacy and a love of reading. We see literacy as a pathway to opportunities that will result in a better way of life with fewer struggles. The Literacy Center strives to support every learner in becoming a self-directed engaged learner for life.

Respect

We treat our learners with compassion and as individuals with unique educational needs and talents.  Our staff and volunteers respect the confidentiality of our learner’s information.

Inclusion

We celebrate our community’s diversity and strive to ensure that all individuals feel welcome in The Literacy Center.  We strive to meet the needs and expectations of every learner.

Dedication

We are dedicated to improving adult literacy in our community.

Collaboration

We are committed to joining forces with municipal partners to build an informed community where participation in civic life and education is open to all.

Empowerment

We educate individuals to enable them to live and work independently.

Location

Our center is located at 3411 First Avenue in Evansville, IN.  Our office is in the “Plaza” at 3411-A, just two doors down from the Ivy Tech Bookstore. The Plaza building has a green tin roof. We only have a sign on the door. Though we are a separate organization, Ivy Tech State College-Southwest generously donates administrative and training space on its campus on the north side of Evansville.

Service

We have been active in the Evansville community since 1966 and have helped thousands of men and women better their lives through literacy. Our volunteers provide a variety of services including confidential tutoring at no cost to those who seek to improve their reading and writing skills.

Please contact us if you need our services or know someone who needs are services, if you are interested in becoming a tutor, volunteer or donor…or if you simply have any questions.

Click here for a Students Story.