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Adult Learning Centers and Community Resources in Rhode Island

EnrollRI - programs, resources for adult learning and work resources

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:

Crossroads Rhode Island - 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:

Rhode Island Department of Education Adult Education

compilation of RIDE-funded adult education providers

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:

Amos House - The Amos House - Training and Education Overview

Education and Career Pathways - East Bay Community Action: Education and Career Pathways

Aquidneck Island Adult Learning Center

ARC of Northern Rhode Island

Blackstone Valley Chapter - ARC 

Bristol Community College, Fall River, Massachusetts

Building Futures

Center for Hispanic Policy and Advocacy

Center for Southeast Asians

CCRI- Adult Basic Education

Cranston Adult Learning Center  

Crossroads RI

DaVinci Center for Community Progress

Dorcas IIRI

Education Exchange (formerly Washington County Adult Learning Center) 

Elmwood Community Center

Federal Hill House Association

Genesis Center 

Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island

Institute for Labor Studies and Research

International House of Rhode Island 

Literacy Volunteers of East Bay - an affiliate of ProLiteracy America

Literacy Volunteers of  Kent County  822-9103 

Literacy Volunteers Washington County - 596-9411

Network RI    One Stop Career Centers

Narragansett Indian Adult Vocational Training

RIRAl:Woonsocket and beyond

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

Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at RI College

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  -

West End Community Center

Workforce Partnership of Greater RI / East Providence

Year Up Providence

YouthBuild Providence - 401.273.7528

llast updated September 22, 2023

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