East Providence Community Center
Adult Literacy Program
Fact Sheet


The Adult Literacy Program, Learning to Learn is a free, year round tutorial program providing individual instruction in basic reading and writing skills. The program seeks to help adult learners gain the fundamental skills necessary to meet the demands of daily life ... in the home, workplace and community.


Next to food, clothing and shelter, literacy is perhaps the most basic necessity of life, particularly in today's complex and demanding society. The EPCC established Learning to Learn in 1982 to meet the need for a community-based program that would provide free tutorial assistance to local residents seeking to develop literacy skills The purpose of the program is to enable adult learners to obtain the skills and self sufficiency to improve their quality of life.


Learning to Learn utilizes a dedicated corps of volunteer tutors who have received specialized training in various methods of instruction and needs of adult learners With the assistance and supervision of the EPCC staff, tutors work one-on-one with their assigned learners to develop such skills as:

Emphasis is placed on functional needs, and the sessions may cover topics such as employment, consumer issues, personal finance, and current events in the newspaper. Additionally, pursuits such as the High School Equivalency exam (GED), and the citizenship application may be integrated into the program.


Assistance is offered to individuals meeting the following guidelines:


Learning to Learn is located at the East Providence Community Center, 1320 Pawtucket Avenue.


Sessions are two hours long and are scheduled according to the availability of tutors and learners The Center is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m to 8:30 p.m., and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information on Learning to Learn, call the East Providence Community Center at 438--5285.