Indo-American Center

Listing Last Update: November 7, 2018

Location

6328 N. California
Chicago, IL 60659
www.indoamerican.org

Primary Contact

Renuka Sharma

(773) 973-4444 Ext:104

rsharma@indoamerican.org

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To learn English
  • To improve my technology skills
  • To volunteer at a program
  • To become a U.S. citizen

Instruction Type

  • In-person
  • Online

Program Overview

The Indo-American Center (IAC) was founded in 1990 by a group of Indian immigrants in response to the needs of Chicago's growing South Asian immigrant population. The founders of IAC were individuals who had worked hard to attain success in America, and they were driven by the desire to help others adjust to a new country far from home.

The Indo-American Center (IAC) was founded in 1990 by a group of Indian immigrants in response to the needs of Chicago's growing South Asian immigrant population. The founders of IAC were individuals who had worked hard to attain success in America, and they were driven by the desire to help others adjust to a new country far from home.

Other programs include: Citizenship class, computer literacy, workforce development prog, civic engagement, health literacy, community navigators

Seniors social hour, Public Benefits, Immigration consultation

Hours of operation: M to Sat 10am-5pm

Cost info: fees only applicable to immigration consulting

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

Upon her first few weeks of arriving in America, Bishnu Neupane faced a few checkpointsto achieve: helping out her community as she did in Nepal, securing a healthyenvironment for her daughter, and improving her English. Through extensiveoutreach at local fast food chains, she saw an advertisement at the DunkinDonuts she worked at and registered with the adult literacy program, in whichshe progressed quickly with her tutor, Daniel. After three months of learningEnglish, she enrolled her daughter in IAC's after school program in the fall of2017 where her daughter received ample homework help and stable social skills,Bishnu was introduced to the community navigator program where she developedleadership and effective communication skills to make powerful KNOW YOUR RIGHTSpresentations. She earned $500 through the community navigator program from theCity of Chicago and is an admired English language learner and honorableemployee at the local Dunkin Donuts.