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Places of Learning in Allen County / Northeast Indiana

African/African American Historical Museum
436 East Douglas Avenue, Fort Wayne
Black history comes alive through exhibits, music and local historical figures.

Allen County Courthouse
715 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne
Listed on the National Historic Register in 1976, the building has murals, elaborate carvings, and stained glass windows.

Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery
Auer Center for the Arts and Culture
300 E. Main Street, Fort Wayne
Offers workshops and classes for children, teens, and adults.

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary
1426 West 300 North, Albion
A shelter for rescued, rehabilitated, and retired animals.

Embassy Center
125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne
A magnificent landmark of Fort Wayne that features ornate murals. Call for info on educational programs and performances.

Firefighters Museum
226 W. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne
Learn about fire prevention and tour exhibits on the hazards of a house fire.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
1100 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne
Three beautiful gardens will help you learn about nature and what it has to offer.

Foellinger Outdoor Theater
3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne
Free performances each summer. Call for a list of scheduled events.

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne
Open late April through mid-October, visitors will enjoy acres of wild and domestic animals.

Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E. Main St., Fort Wayne
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Thursday 10am to 8pm; Sunday 12noon to 5pm.
Free admission every Sunday (12noon to 5pm) and Thursday (5pm to 8pm).
Closed Mondays and major holidays.

Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation
705 E. State Boulevard, Fort Wayne
There are 84 city and county parks. Many hold special activities for youth of all ages. Call for information.

Fox Island
7324 Yohne Rd., Fort Wayne
Hiking, cross-country skiing, astronomy, educational programs, and more!

Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum
Fort Wayne International Airport
3801 W. Ferguson Rd., Ste. 209, Fort Wayne 260-747-4146 ext. 439 - Call to schedule a tour.
Exhibits of famous local pilots and memorabilia from aviation. Free tours for groups of 8-12 people. Advance registration required at contact number listed above; museum is only open to passengers who have cleared the security checkpoint or those on a tour. School groups and civic groups are welcome. Tours must be arranged in advance.

Historic Old Fort Wayne
1201 Spy Run Avenue, Fort Wayne
An 18th-century replica of Fort Wayne can give visitors a taste of pioneer life.

History Center, The
302 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne
Numerous exhibits and replicas take visitors back in time to a life in Fort Wayne during the 1800s.
Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.
First Sunday of the month, Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
3039 Piqua Avenue, Fort Wayne
World's largest private collection of original manuscripts and documents through exhibits that rotate every two months.

Metea County Park
8401 Union Chapel Rd., Fort Wayne
Hiking, cross-country skiing, fishing, educational programs, and more!

Science Central
1950 North Clinton St., Fort Wayne
Many fun and exciting hands-on displays that bring science principles to life.

Homework Help and Tutoring Resources

Allen County Education Partnership
709 Clay Street, Suite 101, Fort Wayne
Grades K-3:

  • Extended help for students to assist them in reading at grade level by completion of Grade 3
  • Sites located throughout the county to aid parents in helping their children
  • Assessment given to determine a student's need
  • Parent workshops present standards-based, grade-level-specific tools and techniques that parents can use at home with their children
  • No charge for services

Allen County Public Library - Young Adult Services
900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne
Grades 6-12:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, 6:00-8:00 p.m. during the school year
  • There is no Homework Help when Fort Wayne Community Schools are closed for vacations or weather-related emergencies

Care 2 Learn Tutoring
Hosted at several locations in Allen County
Fees, days and times vary; call for information.
Grades K-12:

  • Homeschool academies
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Summer academic camps

Educational Opportunity Center After School Tutoring
3000 South Wayne, Fort Wayne
Monday through Thursday, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Grades 6-12:

  • Free help with homework and academic skills
  • Registration form must be completed to attend sessions
  • Call ahead for availability

Fort Wayne Center for Learning
800 Broadway, Suite 215, Fort Wayne
Grades K-12:

  • Skill-based tutoring with emphasis on helping reading and comprehension
  • Call for cost information, sliding fees available

Homework Hotline
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Sunday through Thursday, 7:00-10:00 p.m. EST, September-May (except breaks)
Grades 6-12:

  • Math and science tutoring
  • Call with homework assignment, pencil or pen, paper, textbook (if available) and calculator (if needed) in hand
  • Students will be asked to provide their first name and the name of their school
  • No charge for service

IPFW Division of Continuing Studies - Summer Reading Skills Program
2101 East Coliseum Boulevard, Fort Wayne
Classes offered for Pre-K through 12th grade, college students and adults:

  • Taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development
  • Class sizes limited
  • Call for dates, times, and fees
  • Ask about family discount

The Literacy Alliance
709 Clay Street, Suite 100, Fort Wayne
Adults only:

  • One-on-one tutoring
  • GED preparation
  • Basic skills study in math, reading, etc.
  • No charge for services

North Highlands Center for Learning
Grace Presbyterian Church
1811 Fairhill Road, Fort Wayne
Monday through Thursday, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Fort Wayne Community Schools schedule followed for holidays and closings
Free; snack included

Specialty Tutoring
12603 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne
Grades K-12:

  • Not-for-profit organization created to help children with learning difficulties
  • Visual, auditory and language processing screening, memory, attention, math and reading skill development
  • Interactive and personalized one-on-one tutoring
  • Off-site tutoring by agreement
  • Sliding fees for testing and tutoring
  • Regular tutoring fee $35 per hour; original assessment $95

Study Connection
1200 S. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne
Grades K-12:

  • Fort Wayne Community Schools students only
  • Contact the principal of the school your child attends to determine if a volunteer is available
  • Homework help and tutoring services
  • No charge for services

Sylvan Learning Center
10016 Auburn Park Drive, Fort Wayne
6227 Covington Road, Fort Wayne
Grades K-Adult:

  • List of courses include reading, math, writing, algebra, SAT preparation, ACT preparation, and more
  • Call center for list of current courses and fees

Adult Learning Centers -- GED and Basic Skills

The Literacy Alliance Centers

All Literacy Alliance Centers are staffed with a certified teacher, a site coordinator, and trained tutors. All services are free. All Learning Centers are closed the month of July. Pre-enrollment is required.

  • Anchor Community Church
    1529 West Third Street, Fort Wayne
    Monday & Wednesday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
    No childcare

  • Fellowship Missionary Church
    2536 Tillman Rd, Fort Wayne
    Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to noon
    No childcare

  • New Haven United Methodist Church
    630 Lincoln Hwy East, New Haven
    Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
    Free childcare

  • St. Hyacinth Community Center
    2809 Holton Avenue, Fort Wayne
    Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
    Free childcare

  • Pre-GED Small Groups
    • Allen County Public Library - Computer Classroom
      900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne
      Tuesday 5:30-7:30 p.m.
      Thursday 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    • The Literacy Alliance
      709 Clay Street, Suite 100, Fort Wayne
      Tuesday & Thursday 9:00-11:00 a.m.

GED Test Sites

Family Literacy Sites

  • East Wayne Street Center
    801 East Wayne Street, Fort Wayne
    Monday - Thursday, 8:00-11:30 a.m.
    Infant and toddler childcare on-site
    Pre-enrollment required. Call for an appointment.

Fort Wayne Community Schools Sites
Please call individual sites for enrollment information as indicated.

  • Anthis Career Center
    Adult and Continuing Education
    1200 South Barr Street, Fort Wayne
    Day and evening hours, call for times

  • East Wayne Street Center Project Solve
    801 East Wayne Street, Fort Wayne
    Tuesday & Thursday evenings, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
    Childcare and transportation available

  • Educational Opportunity Center
    3000 South Wayne Street, Fort Wayne
    Call for information

English as a Second Language (ESL) Class Sites

Anthis Career Center
1200 South Barr Street, Fort Wayne
Day and evening hours
Adults only

Educational Opportunity Center
3000 South Wayne Avenue, Fort Wayne
Monday-Wednesday-Friday OR Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday, 5:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

First Assembly of God: International House
1400 W. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne
Brenda Neuenschwander, 260-482-6100
Sundays 10:30am - 12:30pm, September through May, Room 37c
Women's Class: Tuesdays, 12 noon-3:00 p.m.
Register in Room 36

The Literacy Alliance: Family Literacy Sites
Pre-enrollment required.
Call for an appointment.
Home visits required as part of the program.
Regular attendance required.

  • CANI Head Start
    Hanna-Creighton Head Start
    2107 South Hanna Street, Fort Wayne
    260-456-1576 or 260-426-7323 ext. 23 to leave a message in Spanish
    Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    Serves all languages, preference given to Head Start families
    Childcare available for children ages 3-10 during class

Salem United Church of Christ
2401 Lake Avenue, Fort Wayne
Michael Smith, 260-426-5854
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick's Parish
2120 South Harrison Street, Fort Wayne
Summer and Fall classes available; call for specific dates.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday: Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Resources and Related Reading

Allen County Education Partnership

American Library Association

Consumer Information Center
Request a free copy of Helping Your Child Become a Better Reader.

International Reading Association

The Literacy Alliance

The National Institute for Child Health and Human Development

Reading is Fundamental

U.S. Department of Education
Request a free catalog of education/learning publications and a copy of Learning Partners: A Guide to Educational Activities for Families.

Information on this page was originally compiled by The Literacy Alliance.
This page was created and is maintained by Children's Services librarians.
General comments and suggestions may be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at

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