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Programs, usually offered by community adult schools or evening classes at local high schools, that provide instruction in fundamental learning skills for adults. Programs that provide credit-granting and/or noncredit courses for adults who are seeking specific learning experiences for personal enrichment, academic or occupational development after they have left the formal education system. (AIRS HH-0500) and (AIRS HH-0500.1600)

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Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
271 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-467-1717 x103
Address:
271 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-467-1717 x103
Email: info@ricj.org
Eligibility:

ages 14-18

Services Provided:

Youth Empowerment Programs link

Please contact for program updates due to Covid.


Project Respect: Exploring Leadership & Social Justice
and intentional community building. Designed as a residential
leadership institute for young people between the ages of 14 and
17 and scholarships are available. 

Youth Action Council: Engages camp alumni during the academic year and builds on what was learned during Project RESPECT with the focus of turning passion for social justice into action for positive social change. 

Summer Employment: Youth Facilitating for Change (YFC) is an intensive, six-week summer jobs program—funded through the City of Providence—in which professional RICJ facilitators train and certify youth as peer-to-peer social justice facilitators. 

Young Womxn's  Equity Coalition: A New Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training & Mentoring Program for BIPOC Young Womxn in Rhode Island. link 

Juvenile Justice link

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Trainings link

Provider Profiles:

Rhode Island for Community & Justice (RICJ) is a social justice nonprofit dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry, and racism and promoting understanding among all races, religions, and cultures through advocacy, conflict resolution, and education. It is our purpose to transform communities to be more inclusive and just by empowering people to lead institutional change. We are the voice that calls people to common ground, with respect for differences but with the understanding that people of all backgrounds have common values and needs that unite them.

Website is in process of updating

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/7/2022
Weaver House
31 Grove Street
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-477-6154
Organization Name: East Bay Community Action Program
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Address:
Weaver House
31 Grove Street
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-477-6154
Eligibility:

Youth must be between the ages of 14 and 24, and be a Rhode Island resident to participate in the Youth Center. Additional, more in-depth services are available through our Workforce Investment Act funding if a youth meets low income guidelines and has an additional barrier (as defined by WIA). For more specific eligibility information please contact the local Youth Center.

Services Provided:

Intake and Assessment (application for service, vocational interest inventory, academic assessment)
• Job Skills (resume writing, applications, mock interviews)
• Academic Services (Pre- GED, remediation, GED)
• Contextual Learning (how academic skills apply to the world of work)
• Case Management (facilitation of services, referral to outside providers)
• Follow-up Services (tracking for status once services are complete)
• Summer Jobs Program
• Leadership Development (how adults conduct themselves in their daily lives, independent living skills)
• Job Readiness and Work Experience

Provider Profiles:

The Youth Centers provide outreach, recruitment, intake, orientation and assessment for 400 youth, 14-24 years of age, in the East Bay area. Additional components include work experience, job development and placement, work readiness, leadership development and adult mentoring. Partner agreements provide satellite offices at high schools in East Providence, Newport, Bristol, Middletown, Portsmouth and Tiverton.

Additional locations
95 Church Street
Newport, RI 02840

401-692-2695

Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, 513 Broadway, Suite 218
Newport, RI 02840

401-602-8689

Contacts:

  • East Providence: Colleen Conley, 401-477-6154
  • Bristol-Warren:  Steve Dolce, 401-692-2695
  • Newport: Steve Dolce, 401-692-2695
  • Newport County Youth Career Specialist: Sarah Burke, 401-602-8689
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/16/2022
172 Exchange Street
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Phone: 401-305-5920
Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action Program CCAP
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Address:
172 Exchange Street
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Phone: 401-305-5920
Eligibility: Workforce development services are available for all youth ages 14-24 years of age
Services Provided:

In School Youth Ages 14 – 21- Youth enrolled in a middle school or high school at the current time.

Drop out prevention tutoring Program

Summer jobs

Workforce readiness

Free job training

Skills Center Services: For Out of School Youth ages 16 – 24

Youth who have dropped out of high school or have a High School diploma and are looking for further education or Employment services. 

GED Classes

Free occupational/job skill trainings

Financial Literacy classes

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/6/2020
Providence Skills Center
790 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-480-8984
Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action
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Address:
Providence Skills Center
790 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-480-8984
Eligibility:

Ages 14-24

Services Provided:
  • Work Readiness
  • GED Classes
  • Financial Literacy Program
  • Earn to Learn
  • Paid Work Experience Program
  • Case Management
Provider Profiles:

CCAP’s Employment, Training, and Education Programs assist the youth of Rhode Island ages 14 – 24 through free education, training programs, Work Readiness and Job Placement assistance. We provide a full range of services to youth enrolled in school and out of school. All enrollees are connected with a case manager to assist them in their education or employment goals throughout the program. Cash incentives and bus tickets are given to those who qualify.

Ages 14 to 24

Satellite Office:  One-Stop Career Center – Providence,  netWORKri, One Reservoir Ave., Providence, RI 02905 – 401.480.8984

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/17/2021
55 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-235-6059
Organization Name: Family Resources Community Action
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Address:
55 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-235-6059
Eligibility:

14-24

The Woonsocket YouthWORKS411 primarily serves youth in the Northern Rhode Island area but can serve all Rhode Island youth except those residents of Cranston and Providence.

Services Provided:

Intake and Assessment
- Application for service
- Vocational interest inventory
- Academic assessment


Job Skills
- Resume writing
- Applications
- Mock Interviews

Academic Services
- Pre-GED
- Remediation
- GED

Contextual Learning
- How academic skills apply to the world of work

Follow-up Services
- Tracking for status once services are complete

Summer Jobs Program

Leadership Development
-How adults conduct themselves in their daily lives
-Independent Living Skills

Job Readiness and Work Experience

Provider Profiles:

Woonsocket YouthWORKS411 is operated by the Employment & Training Division of Family Resources Community Action and funded through the Greater Rhode Island Workforce Partnership and the Department of Labor & Training.

Mailing Address: 

Woonsocket YouthWORKS411

C/O Family Resources Community Action

245 Main Street

Woonsocket, RI 02895

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/8/2021
4350 South County Trail
Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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Address:
4350 South County Trail
Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone: 401-351-2750
Provider Profiles:

Mission:
“To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need, while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life."

Tri-County Community Action Program has 12 sites in multiple communities throughout the State of Rhode Island.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/3/2022
34 Pond Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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Address:
34 Pond Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-351-2750
Eligibility:

Basic Needs, Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP)

Services Provided:
  • Head Start
  • Employment & Training
  • Food Bank
  • FCCP
  • Emergency Services
  • Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP)
Provider Profiles:

Mission:
"To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need, while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life.”

Tri-County Community Action Agency has 12 Locations across the state. Helping individuals and families on the road to self-sufficiency since 1964."

Source: Rhode Island Quality Institute
Last Updated: 8/29/2022
415 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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Address:
415 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-351-2750
Provider Profiles:

Mission:
“To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need, while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life."

Tri-County Community Action Program has 12 sites in multiple communities throughout the State of Rhode Island.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/3/2022
33 Maple Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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Address:
33 Maple Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided:

North Providence Location

  • Youth Prevention Services
  • Employment & Training
  • Senior and Disabled Adult Program
  • Health Center

Family Care Community Partnership FCCP

Education, Employment & Training for youth and adults link

Basic Needs Assistance Food and Fuel

Rental Housing Assistance link

Senior and Disabled Adults Programs link 

Health Center link

Provider Profiles:

We offer programs to assist with all aspects of life including health, behavioral health services, dental/oral health, adult and early childhood education, employment and training, housing, emergency services, nutrition, energy and conservation, youth opportunity and prevention programs, and senior services.

Multiple locations link

Johnston main office, North Providence, North Kingstown, Charlestown, North Providence, Pascoag, Wakefield, Westerly.

Additional lead agencies for the Family Care Community Partnership 

Community Care Alliance Northern Rhode Island

Communities for People East Urban Core

Family Service West Urban Core

Child and Family East Bay

Tri-County Community Action Kent/Washington County

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/29/2022
626 Broad Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: 401-728-5920
Organization Name: Progreso Latino
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Address:
626 Broad Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: 401-728-5920
Services Provided:

Programs

  • Early Childhood and School age link
  • Youth Program link
  • Adult Education link
  • Senior Program link
  • Health and Wellness link
  • Food Pantry link
  • Social Services link
  • Immigration link

Bridge to Career link

Citizenship Consortium
Education
Adult Education
Early Childhood
Health & Wellness
Housing Advocacy
Prevention
Immigration
Senior Programs
Youth Programs
Food Pantry

Victims of Crimes (VOCA)
VITA Site - Free Income Tax Services

Provider Profiles:

Progreso Latino, Inc. is a multi-service, non-profit, community based organization located in Central Falls. Progreso Latino’s mission is to help Rhode Island’s Latino and immigrant communities to achieve greater self-sufficiency and socio-economic progress by providing transformational programs that support personal growth and social change.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/5/2021
646 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-784-8600
Organization Name: Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island
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Address:
646 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-784-8600
Languages Spoken: 60 languages in the Interpreting and Translating Services
Services Provided:

We provide programs and services for immigrants, refugees, and those who need it most in the community. Here is a brief overview of the services we provide:

Provider Profiles:

We provide client-centered services, advocacy and opportunities based on our expertise in family literacy and adult education, employment services, refugee resettlement, translation, interpretation, U.S. citizenship and immigration services.
There is also a North Campus, address below

DIIRI
220 Elmwood Ave
Providence , RI 02907

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/5/2021
144 Bignall Street
Warwick, RI
Phone: 401-941-8353
Organization Name: West Bay Collaborative
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Address:
144 Bignall Street
Warwick, RI
Phone: 401-941-8353
Fax: 401-941-8535
Eligibility: Coventry , Cranston , Foster, Glocester , Scituate , Warwick and West Warwick and included in the student's Individualized Education Program.
Services Provided:

We offer a number of programs and services, sometimes in conjunction with member districts and outside agencies, including:

  • Alternative learning and special education programs K-12 link
  • Transition and vocational services for young adults who are ready to enter the workforce link
  • Physical therapy services and Special Education Services
  • RI Transition Academy in separate directory listing
  • Professional Development link
  • Adult Education link 
Provider Profiles:

Every Student, Every Learner, Every Day!

This is our focus at West Bay Collaborative, and we work to make sure every one of our learners has access to high-quality, innovative, and responsive educational programs and resources that can allow them to reach their individual successes. Every individual can learn, and we provide the means for them to achieve that. Whether they are in elementary school, just starting the path to a career, or looking to improve themselves, we strive to meet their needs.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/8/2021
Statewide Provider
RI
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Community College of Rhode Island
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Address:
RI
Services Provided:

Workforce Programs
Adult Education
Transportation Education
Career Services

Disability Services for Students

Provider Profiles:

CWCE classes are offered at 3 different CCRI campuses:


Knight Warwick Campus
40 East Ave
Warwick , RI 02886
401-825-1214


Liston Providence Campus
One Hilton St.
Providence, RI 02905
401-455-6144

Flanagan Lincoln Campus
1762 Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI 02865
401-333-7070

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/12/2022
162 Main Street
Exeter, RI 02882
Phone: 401-268-6000
Organization Name: US Department of Labor
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Address:
162 Main Street
Exeter, RI 02882
Phone: 401-268-6000
TDD: 877-889-5627
Toll Free Phone: 800-733-5627
Eligibility:

ages 16-24

Services Provided:

Exeter Job Corps Center also offers career planning, on-the-job training, and job placement, driver's education and English language learning, along with benefits including residential housing, food service, health and dental care, a bi-weekly basic living allowance, and a clothing allowance.


At Exeter Job Corps Center, we support the Job Corps program’s mission to teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.

Provider Profiles:

Job Corps is a tuition-free training and education program that connects eligible young men and women with the skills and educational opportunities they need to establish real careers.

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (supersedes WIA 1998).

For more information about the Job Corps program at a national level, please visit our Official Public Web Site. 

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/31/2022
27 Sims Avenue
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-273-7101
Address:
27 Sims Avenue
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-273-7101
Email: contact@thesteelyard.org
Services Provided:



Provider Profiles:

The Steel Yard is a non-profit industrial art center and shared studio located in Providence, RI. We’re an arts maker space and non-traditional craft school offering courses & educational programs in blacksmithing, welding, jewelry, foundry, and ceramics. Depending on the program a student is enrolled in they may pay a subsidized fee, receive a scholarship or get paid to develop new skills.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/7/2021
222 Washington Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone: 401-732-5562
Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action Program CCAP
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Address:
222 Washington Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone: 401-732-5562
Eligibility:

Workforce development services are available for all youth ages 14-24 years.

Services provided are based upon individual need and range from educational offerings to occupational skills training, job placement services and connection to needed social services.

Services Provided:

YouthWORKS411 Youth Center Services: For In-School Youth Middle School-High School

  • Dropout prevention tutoring program
  • Summer Employment
  • Homework helps Club after School
  • Community Service Projects
  • College Assistant Program
  • Work Readiness Workshops
  • Paid Work Experience Placements
  • GED classes
  • Free Occupational Skills Training/ Job training programs
  • Certified National Retail Federation Customer Service Training Program
  • Life Skills and Leadership Development
  • Financial Literacy Program
  • Adult Mentoring

Skills Center: Ages 16-24

Youth who have dropped out of high school or have a High School diploma and are looking for further education or Employment services.

  • GED classes
  • Free Occupational Skills Training/ Job training programs
  • Certified National Retail Federation Customer Service Training Program
  • Work Readiness Workshop
  • Paid Work Experience opportunities
  • College Assistance Programs
  • Life Skills and Leadership Development
  • Financial Literacy Program
  • Adult Mentoring

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/31/2022
Statewide Provider
77 Eddy Street
4th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-553-2500
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: City Year, Inc.
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Address:
77 Eddy Street
4th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-553-2500
Eligibility:
  • Have a high school diploma or GED by start of service
  • Be able to dedicate 11 months to full-time service
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 25
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident alien
  • Have served no more than three terms in another AmeriCorps, NCCC or VISTA program
  • Agree to a background or security check
Services Provided:

11 month program
Leadership Training and paid community service

City Year is one national organization with 29 locations nationwide. You may select your location preference and up to three additional locations.

If you are willing to serve anywhere, you should apply to “serve where most needed” and you will be placed at the site with the most open positions at the time.

Provider Profiles:

City Year,Inc. is a national service organization for young adults, ages 17-24, to participate in full time community service typically within area schools, for the improvement of urban neighborhoods. An Americorp program.

The term of service for AmeriCorps members begins in late July or early August of each year. Exact dates vary by location and generally follow the local school year calendar.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/2/2022
40 Fountain Street, 7th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-537-2276
Organization Name: YEARUP
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Address:
40 Fountain Street, 7th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-537-2276
Eligibility:

ages 18-29

Services Provided:

Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides talented and motivated, yet under-served young adults, ages 18-29, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support.

Information on Providence Program link

Provider Profiles:

Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/3/2022