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ARIN Intermediate Unit 28, Adult Education

ARIN Center for Education

Organizational Information

Parent Organization

ARIN Intermediate Unit 28

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization

ARIN IU 28 Center for Education provides a variety of educational services for adults in Armstrong and Indiana Counties. Offerings include: Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED/HiSET Test Preparation, HiSET Testing Center, English as a Second Language (ESL) for adults, one-to-one and small group tutoring and workforce education. ARIN Center for Education is an integral part of ARIN IU 28, dedicated to providing quality educational services to learners of all ages.

Funding Sources

ARIN operates on a $26.0 million budget. Funding is from various local, state and federal sources. In most cases, the budgets are built on allocations or competitive grants received from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and elsewhere. ARIN's cooperative-based programs and consortia give districts and communities access to quality alternatives that might otherwise be too costly for a single district.

Contact Information

Key Leader(s)

Ms. Kathy Monko -  Director of Schools and Community Services
724-463-5300, ext. 1262
Dr. Brigette Matson -  Executive Director
724-463-5300 x1290

Contact Person(s)

Lauren Fiechuk - Instructor in Adult Progams
724-463-5300, ext. 2305
Darcey Mains - Tutor Coordinator
724-463-5300, ext. 2329

Contact Number(s)

724.463.5300, ext. 2307

Primary Address

ARIN Center for Education
Indiana County PA CareerLink
300 Indian Springs Road
Indiana, PA, 15701

Service Information

Service Area

Armstrong and Indiana Counties

Service Description

Adult Basic Education (ABE): For adults who are interested in improving their basic skills in reading, writing, or math.

English as a Second Language (ESL): For adults learning the English language.

GED/HiSET Test Preparation: For adults who are interested in preparing for the GED or HiSET Exam and are looking to obtain their high school equivalency diploma.

Literacy Program: Trains volunteer tutors and matches them with adults who need basic education, GED/HiSET preparation, or ESL instruction.


Adult Education, GED, HiSET, Diploma, HSE, High School Equivalency Diploma, Tutor, Tutoring, Education, Virtual

Available Hours

8:00 am - 4:15 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services


Eligibility Requirements

Varies depending upon program or service.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments

Call 724-463-5300, ext. 2307 for information about any of the programs offered by the ARIN Center for Education

Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility

Yes. Meets ADA Requirements.

Speaker Available


Volunteer Use


Volunteer Need


Volunteer Description

Interested in becoming a volunteer? ARIN Center for Education is always looking for qualified individuals to tutor and support the local adult education programs in both Armstrong and Indiana Counties. Adult learners come from diverse backgrounds and can benefit from a variety of learning methods and strategies. Support may be needed for high school equivalency preparation, English as a Second Language acquisition, and development of basic employment skills. Current opportunities available: Small group tutoring, one-on-one tutoring, classroom aides, program support, in-person and virtually (Zoom, Facetime, etc.) Tutor Requirements: Tutoring commitment of at least three hours weekly, four year post secondary degree or high school diploma (or equivalency), completion of tutor training