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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 our Senior University program, the Center for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE) at Indiana University Northwest continues to provide educational, social and engaging learning opportunities for seniors in our community. Senior University offers a variety of free workshops, seminars and programs for seniors.  Monthly workshops will take place on the campus of IU Northwest and will be available free of charge to seniors throughout Northwest Indiana.  The workshops are typically scheduled toward the end of each month and encompass a wide variety of relevant and engaging topics.   

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 for 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 website for more information.