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Adult Learning Centers and Community Resources in Rhode Island

Ancillary support / resources

These resources are included for easy access to agencies providing support services, information and activities for adult learners and others in communities:

The Department of Children, Youth and Families provides a list of licensed day care providers in Rhode Island, a potentially useful resource for adults seeking child care options.

Crossroads Rhode Island (formerly Travelers Aid) - housing, vocational and related services

OpenDoors (formerly the Family Life Center)  offers a range of direct services in the areas of employment, housing, transportation, and life skills.

United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island; find services here:

EmployRI listings of adult learning programs in Rhode Island

iiTranslates - translating and interpreting services, a division of the International Institute of Rhode Island

Tool for adult education referrals in Rhode Island
 - An interactive referral website for adult education services in RI:
 Find profiles of adult education agencies, post class openings or request help with a student referral.   Please update your agency's profile information, and if your agency is not listed, contact Karisa Tashjian at to have your agency added to the list.   This site is open to all agencies who provide services (educational, social service, etc.) for adult education students in the state.  You only need a Google account to access and post information. 
If you need help setting up an account, please contact KarisaTashjian or Bernice Morris at

If you have information about programs listed here, programs not listed here, and/or questions about adult education programs in the state generally, please contact us.

a list of GED centers, please scroll to the botttom of this page
National Directories: US

Dollar General's National Literacy Directory

The web-based directory contains more than 8,000 listings. Visit the directory to search for program listings, or click the "Feedback" link on the homepage to add a program listing. Information from the directory also can be accessed through a toll-free number that people can call 24 hours per day, seven days a week, to get a local program referral in English and Spanish.

 http//  has new databases and a new web design.  Of particular interest for our field is Mango Languages with ESL
 Language courses in 15 languages and 22 foreign language courses, the Adult Education and Career Center in (they critique resumes), and Learning Express Library with learning centers for GED prep, job search and workplace skills, jobs and careers, skill building for adults, US citizenship and lots of practice tests  and tutorials.

Centers and programs at a glance:

a set of listings compiled by STAND (Students Taking Action Now with Determination)

map - adult education and even start programs in RI; list of programs (scroll down)

Amos House - The Amos House Literacy Program has moved to the Providence Housing Authority Education and Training Building at Codding Court. Our new address is 144 Dodge Street; phone (401) 228-6640.  Amos House Literacy offers ABE classes and provides academic support to our students as they progress through the National External Diploma Program.

An Even Start in Newport

Aquidneck Island Adult Learning Center

ARC of Northern Rhode Island

Blackstone Valley Chapter - ARC 

Bristol Community College, Fall River, Massachusetts

Bristol Warren Adult Learning Center & Continuing Adult Ed. Program 

Building Futures

CACD Cape Verdean American Community Development, Pawtucket 

Center for Hispanic Policy and Advocacy / Providence phone: (401) 467-0111

Center for Southeast Asians

CCRI- Adult Basic Education

Central Falls learning centers

Cranston Adult Learning Center  

Crossroads RI (formerly Travelers Aid Society of RI)  Providence phone (401) 521-2255)

DaVinci Center for Community Progress

Dorcas IIRI

Education Exchange (formerly Washington County Adult Learning Center)  phone (401) 783-0293

Elmwood Community Center

English for Action

Federal Hill House Association

GED preparation and testing centers in Rhode Island   see also:

RI Regional Adult Learning

Genesis Center 

Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island

Institute for Labor Studies and Research

International House of Rhode Island  Providence phone: (401) 421 - 7181

International Institute of Rhode Island

Literacy Volunteers of Rhode Island
- an affiliate of ProLiteracy America

Literacy Volunteers of East Bay - an affiliate of ProLiteracy America

Literacy Volunteers of  Kent County  822-9103 

Literacy Volunteers Washington County - 596-9411

Tower Street Community Center 93 Tower Street,  Westerly is now the home of Literacy Volunteer of Washington County and CCRI CNA Training programs.   401.348-2790

Mount Hope Learning Center

Network RI    One Stop Career Centers

Narragansett Indian Adult Vocational Training

Adult Education - Woonsocket RIRAL

Office of Rehabilitation Services

Pawtucket Adult Learning

Pawtucket Public Library ESOL

People School - venues for art and music -  a free community learning project happening all over the providence area

Progreso Latino Central Falls

Project Learn - Adult and Family Literacy Programs - Northern RI (401) 769-4200

Project RIRAL

Project RIRAL Transition to College

Providence Public Library Literacy Services
- RI Family Literacy Initiative

PRYSM - Providence Youth Student Movement BRIDGE Program - Building Rhode Islanders' Development and General Education.

Rhode Island College Outreach Programs

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training

Rhode Island Parent Information Network

RSVP Northern Rhode Island

Smith Hill Center - Smith Hill Center is now part of Capital City Community Centers  455-3880

South Providence Neighborhood Ministries -  747 Broad Street, Providence 461-7509

South Providence Tutorial Inc. -  P.O. Box 5920, Providence, RI 02905  (401) 785-2126

Stepping Up - Health Care Jobs and Education

Transition to College - Project RIRAL

Tri Town Community Action Agency / Johnston phone (401)351-2750

University Affiliated Program of Rhode Island at RIC - Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities / Providence  phone 456-8072; TTY 456-8773

Urban League of Rhode Island -  246 Praire Ave, Providence 351-5000  

URI - Project Leap - Learning Enhancement for Adults Program

Vocational Resources/Goodwill Industries /

Warwick Area Adult Learning Center

West Bay Community Action  -
Day and evening classes for pre-GED, GED, and ESOL

West End Community Center

West Warwick Public Library ESL/Family Literacy Center

Women in Transition

Workforce Partnership of Greater RI / East Providence (401) 277-2090

Year Up Providence

YouthBuild Providence - 401.273.7528

llast updated December 29, 2015

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