Literacy 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) resource center is a provider of Access to Recovery services in Employment, Housing, Transportation, and Life Skills. In order to be eligible for the program, you must be on probation, and your cause for arrest must be related to a substance abuse problem. You must ask your probation or parole officer to refer you to an assessment to qualify for the program.
United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode
Island; find services here:
and interpreting services, a division of the International Institute of
Tool for adult
education referrals in
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.
For a list of GED centers, please scroll to the botttom of this page
National Directories: US
Dollar General's 2013 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//www.askri.org 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 http://tutor.com/ (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 set of listings compiled by STAND (Students
Taking Action Now with Determination)
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 phone: (401) 845-8579
Warren Adult Learning Center & Continuing Adult Ed. Program
phone: (401) 245-3392
CACD Pawtucket phone (401) 726-8729
Center for Hispanic Policy and Advocacy / Providence phone: (401) 467-0111
Commonwealth Literacy Corps - Bristol Community College - (508) 678-2811
Crossroads RI (formerly Travelers Aid Society of RI) Providence phone (401) 521-2255)
Education Exchange (formerly Washington County Adult Learning Center) phone (401) 783-0293Federal Hill House Association
and testing centers in Rhode Island
International House of Rhode Island Providence phone: (401) 421 - 7181International 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
Volunteers Washington County - 596-9411
Tower Street Community
93 Tower Street, Westerly is now the home of Literacy
Volunteer of Washington County and CCRI
CNA Training programs. 401.348-2790
Network RI One Stop Career Centers(Directory Information)
Office of Adult Education - Woonsocket 777 Cass Avenue, (401) 767-4887
Pawtucket Adult Education - library ESOL; COZ, phone: 729-6293
People School - a free community learning project happening all over the providence area
Progreso Latino - 626 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI 02863 Tel: (401) 728-5920 Fax: (401) 724-5550
Project Learn - Adult and Family Literacy Programs - Northern RI (401) 769-4200Providence Public Library Literacy Services - RI Family Literacy Initiative (direct link)
PRYSM - Providence Youth Student Movement BRIDGE Program - Building Rhode Islanders' Development and General Education.
RSVP Northern Rhode Island / phone 944-8300
South Providence Neighborhood Ministries - 747 Broad Street, Providence 461-7509
Providence Tutorial Inc. - P.O. Box 5920, Providence, RI
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 351-5000West Bay Community Action - West Bay CAP 218 Buttonwoods Ave Warwick 02886
Day and evening classes for pre-GED, GED, beginning ESL, and advanced ESL run from September to June, registration begins in August, call for start dates throughout the year.
of Greater RI / East Providence (401) 277-2090
YouthBuild Providence -
llast updated February 13, 2014