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Adult Education

The Center for Urban and Regional Excellence at Indiana University Northwest offers a leading Adult Education program that promotes professional development, life-long learning and personal enrichment for residents throughout Northwest Indiana. Our non-credit programs are strategically focused to prepare individuals for productive employment, help professionals advance their careers, provide employees with work skills development, and assist companies that want to invest in their employees through customized work-related training and certification programs. In order to accommodate the busy schedules of professionals and individuals, our Adult Education program offers evening and weekend classes on the campus of Indiana University Northwest plus an extensive variety of impactful online courses. Please visit our website to learn more.

IU Northwest Community Garden

A campus-community partnership transformed a vacant lot on campus grounds into a blossoming array of colorful native plants and vegetables.  The IU Northwest Community Garden is located on the corner of 35th Avenue and Washington, across from the Anderson Library Conference Center.

Senior University

Through the Senior University program, IU Northwest has offered programming to senior residents for almost two decades. Since 2012, the Center for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE) has successfully continued the program’s mission of providing educational, social, and engaging learning opportunities for seniors residing in Northwest Indiana. This includes offering a variety of free workshops, seminars, and programs for seniors throughout the year. For information on current Senior University programming and/or registration, please call (219) 980-6907 or email

Kids College

The Center for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE) at Indiana University Northwest is committed to providing fun, educational programs and opportunities for youth in our community. One program that might be of great interest to parents is our Reading Skills program. In cooperation with the Institute of Reading Development, a reading skills program is available to students ranging in age from 4 years old through high school. The program provides age-specific training, and classes are offered during the summer in Northwest Indiana. The program, which promotes phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, study skills and speed of reading, will turn struggling readers into good readers and good readers into great readers. Registration is open, so please call 1-800-978-9596 or visit the Institute of Reading Development website for more information.