Our Mission

The central goal of the Fund for the Education of the Children of Providence is to achieve significant, long-term, sustainable impact on the intellectual and social growth of Providence youth. Through strategic deployment of these funds into efforts with tangible outcomes, the Brown Corporation, in augmenting the University’s efforts, seeks to widen the opportunities of youth in the Providence public schools to realize their potential as future thinkers, scientists, health care providers, artists, and civically engaged persons. Thus projects or efforts that address one or more of the following outcomes will have priority.

  • Academic learning and achievement
  • Readiness for higher education and the workforce
  • Social, artistic and civic development

In order to achieve this goal, the Corporation committee overseeing the Fund will seek to balance the needs and assets of local stakeholders with the mission and capacity of Brown.