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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 who have never attended school or have interrupted formal schooling and need to raise their level of education to increase their self-confidence and/or prepare for an occupation. Emphasis is placed on basic reading, language and mathematics. (AIRS HH-0500)

271 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-467-1717 x103
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Address:
271 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-467-1717 x103
Email: info@ricj.org
Eligibility: ages 14-18
Services Provided: Youth Programs: [https://www.ricj.org/youth-empowerment]

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.
The group meets Tuesdays from 4:30 pm to about 7:00 pm. Food is served

Youth Facilitating Social Change(YFSC) Fellowship- 6 week intense paid summer program where students learn to become community facilitators.
Provider Profiles: RICJ is a social justice organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism and promoting understanding and respect among all races, religions and cultures through advocacy, conflict resolution and education. Our youth programs aim to instill in participants a sense of self-worth, respect for differences, and an aptitude for community service and leadership.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/10/2018
Weaver House
31 Grove Street
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-383-3094
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Organization Name: East Bay Community Action Program
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Address:
Weaver House
31 Grove Street
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-383-3094
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 location
95 Church Street
Newport, RI 02840

Contacts:

Weaver Building: Sharalyn Almanzar, 401-383-3094

Bristol-Warren Area: Steve Dolce, 401-692-2695

Newport Youth Center: Steve Dolce, 401-692-2695
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/21/2019
172 Exchange Street
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Phone: 401-305-5920
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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
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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
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Organization Name: Family Resources Community Action
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Address:
55 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-235-6059
Eligibility: 14-24
Services Provided: Intake and Assessment
- Application for service
- Vocational interest inventory
- Academic assesment


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.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/28/2019
4350 South County Trail
Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone: 401-351-2750
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Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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Address:
4350 South County Trail
Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided: Head Start [https://tricountyri.org/services/early-childhood-and-development-programs/]
Youth Links
Charlestown Youth Center [http://www.dlt.ri.gov/youthworks411/CharlestownYC.htm]
Location [https://tricountyri.org/locations/charlestown/]
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: 8/26/2019
34 Pond Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-519-1913
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Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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Address:
34 Pond Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-519-1913
Eligibility: Basic Needs, Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP)
Services Provided: Head Start
Adult and Youth Education, Employment & Training
Food Distribution
Family Care Community Partnership
Heating Assistance
Weatherization
Youth Diversionary Program
Wayward Disobedient (assistance with filing)
[https://tricountyri.org/locations/westerly/]
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: 8/26/2019
415 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-351-2750
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Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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Address:
415 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided: Heating Assistance & Weatherization
Head Start
Food Distribution
Emergency Services
Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP) [https://tricountyri.org/services/family-care-and-community-partnerships-program-fccp/]
Adult and Youth Education, Employment & Training [https://tricountyri.org/services/youth-education-training/]
North Kingstown [ https://tricountyri.org/locations/north-kingstown/]
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: 8/26/2019
1126 Hartford Avenue
Johnson, RI 02919
Phone: 401-351-2750
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Organization Name: Tri-Town Community Action Agency
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Address:
1126 Hartford Avenue
Johnson, RI 02919
Phone: 401-351-2750
Eligibility: Youths 14-24
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

Part of YouthWORKS411 from RI Department of Labor and Training
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/22/2018
33 Maple Ave
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
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Organization Name: Tri-Town Community Action Agency
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Address:
33 Maple Ave
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided:

Youth Prevention Services
Adult and Youth Education, Employment & Training [https://tricountyri.org/services/adult-and-youth-education-employment-training/]
Youth Sports [https://tricountyri.org/services/sports-recreation/]
Senior and Disabled Adult Case Management Program
Victim of Crime Advocacy Program (VOCA)
Victim of Crime Advocacy Program (VOCA) for D/deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf/Blind
Health Center [https://tricountyri.org/services/health-centers-lab/]

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: 11/10/2020
626 Broad Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: 401-728-5920
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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
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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
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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
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
https://www.ccri.edu/dss/
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: 12/31/2019
27 Sims Avenue
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-273-7101
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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
289 Cowesett Avenue Unit 15/16
West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone: 401-732-5562
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Organization Name: Department of Labor and Training
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Address:
289 Cowesett Avenue Unit 15/16
West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone: 401-732-5562
Eligibility: Workforce development services are available for all youth ages 14-24 years.
Services Provided: 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.

Work Readiness
-Workshops
-Resume writing
-Interviewing skills

Work Experiences
-Internships
-Summer Employment

Academic Services
-Pre-GED
-Tutoring
-GED
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/7/2018
275 Westminster Street
Suite 500
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-454-3746
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Organization Name: City Year, Inc.
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Address:
275 Westminster Street
Suite 500
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-454-3746
Eligibility: 17-24 primarily urban areas
Services Provided: 11 month program
Leadership Training and paid community service
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.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/2/2020
40 Fountain Street, 7th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-537-2253
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Organization Name: YEARUP
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Address:
40 Fountain Street, 7th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-537-2253
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Eligibility: ages 18-24
Services Provided: Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides talented and motivated, yet under-served young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support.
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: 1/2/2020