CRC to offer Spanish classes if requested
Depending on interest, the Brown County Career Resource Center may offer a beginning Spanish class. For information, call the CRC at 812-988-5880.
Hoosiers can visit attractions for lower cost
Low-income Indiana families can use the Access Pass program to visit nine attractions in Bloomington, Indianapolis and Terre Haute for a reduced rate.
The pass works at Conner Prairie, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, the Indiana Historical Society, the Indiana State Museum, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the NCAA Hall of Champions, the Terre Haute Children’s Museum, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Wonderlab Museum in Bloomington.
To get an Access Pass, a person in your immediate household must be enrolled in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Hoosier Healthwise Insurance, SNAP or Hoosier Works. With a pass, the cost to visit each location is $2 per family member per visit, for up to two adults and dependent youth living in the household.
Documents are required to prove eligibility. Some documents can be accessed at ifcem.com. Click on “Check Status/Print Proof of Your Eligibility.” An Indiana-issued photo ID also is required.
To enroll in or renew an existing Access Pass, visit any of the participating venues.
Sign up for CNA classes starting June 20
Certified nursing assistant classes are offered periodically at the Brown County Career Resource Center, depending on interest. The next class is to begin Tuesday, June 20. For more information or to register, call 812-988-5880.
Sign language classes planned at CRC
American Sign Language classes are offered for eight weeks at the Brown County Career Resource Center, 246 E. Main St. The next beginning and intermediate classes will start in late June. Call 812-988-5880 for more information or to register.
Learn to sign with your baby or toddler
Free sign language classes for babies or toddlers and their parents are available in Brown County. To sign up, call Lisa at 812-320-3507.
High school exchange student hosts wanted
PAX, Program of Academic Exchange, a nonprofit, educational organization, places international high school foreign exchange students from 70 European, South American, Asian or African countries in homes across America.
The group is seeking families who live in the Brown County area as volunteer hosts. Students ages 15 to 18 who have studied English for at least three years will arrive in the United States in August. They are covered by comprehensive medical insurance and have their own spending money for incidentals.
Volunteer host families provide PAX students with a bed, a quiet place to study, a seat at the dining table, a supportive home environment and encouragement to engage in everyday American life. All types of families, including single parents, are welcome to host.
For more information, visit pax.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sabrina Hickey at 317-495-4024.
Volunteer reading tutors sought in schools
The Brown County Literacy Coalition is seeking volunteer tutors to read with elementary school children in the first through third grades. Tutors meet with their student at one of the elementary schools after school from about 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Computer support training certificate offered
A+ Computer Support Specialist Class (A+ Certification) is offered at the Brown County Career Resource Center depending on interest level. Call 812-988-5880 for more information or to register.
CRC offers discounts for multiple enrollments
The Brown County Career Resource Center offers discounts for multiple enrollments or for friends who enroll in classes at the same time. The discount does not apply to Ivy Tech classes.
For more information, call the CRC at 812-988-5880.
Small-business counseling available for free
The Brown County Career Resource Center, 246 E. Main St., offers individual small-business counseling sessions through the Service Corps of Retired Executives.
There is no charge for the sessions, which meet in the morning on the first Thursday of every month. An appointment is required.
For more information or to register, call 812-988-5880.
Beginning Quick Books class available
A beginning Quick Books class will be offered at the Brown County Career Resource Center depending on community interest. For more information, call the CRC at 812-988-5880.
High school equivalency class times set each week
Classes focused on the high school equivalency assessment exam — formerly called GED classes — are taught year-round from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Brown County Career Resource Center, 246 E. Main St.
Students who cannot attend then can arrange instruction by appointment or by distance learning.
People enrolled in adult education may be eligible for free job training through Work One.
For more information, call 812-988-5880.