We empower individuals and families, especially the underserved, immigrants, and refugees, to become self-sufficient and fully participating members of our diverse community through innovative programs and advocacy that promote education, training, and cultural understanding.

For more than a decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free.

The Resource Finder is an online tool that allows users to search for services and programs in Rhode Island from one simple website. Site hosted by RIAEPDC and RIDE.

AskRI reference services are available online to all residents of Rhode Island and other free libraries at least 40 hours per week. Most online resources are available 24/7 365 days of the year.


Their mission is to empower all people and communities, challenged by poverty as well as social and cultural barriers, through advocacy, education, and access to high quality health and human services.

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The Providence Housing Authority exists to develop and maintain decent, safe, and sanitary housing, and to address the economic and social needs of residents.

​​​​The mission of RIFLI is to equip adult immigrants in our communities with the literacy skills necessary for upward mobility, engaged citizenship, strong families and lifelong learning. RIFLI brings together the best practices, staff and resources to lead high performing literacy programs in Rhode Island’s libraries that are most in need of these services.

Amos House is a leading social service agency in Rhode Island, providing social services, housing, and training to those in need.

The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in ten main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Information Literacy.

Rhode Island Regional Adult Learning (RIRAL) is a private nonprofit adult regional learning center. Their mission is to assist adults in the process of reaching their academic, occupational, or personal goals through education, counseling, and training.

A community and college partnership that links students to a network of services, supports and opportunities. This collaborative work fortifies students for college success and removes any challenges that they may encounter in keeping college a central priority in their lives.

Providence Public Library is a 140-year-old nonprofit corporation providing free public library services through print, recorded and digital collections, information resources, programs of interest and relevance, and expert staff.

A complete set of employment tools for job seekers in Rhode Island. Search jobs, create resumes, find education and training..

​​​A one-stop source for help hiring, training, and retaining a strong workforce. Tools and resources to help job seekers with a criminal record explore careers, get training, and find a job.

A community service agency providing a broad range of programs, services and support to individuals and families in need throughout North Central, Northwestern and Southern Rhode Island.

Transition to College is an Adult Education Program for students who have graduated from high school and know that college is in their future; they are in need of more intense academic preparation before beginning a college program.

Rhode Island College

​Outreach Programs

600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue - East Campus, Bldg. 8

Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Phone: (401) 456-8698  -  (401) 456-8582

​​Genesis Center is a multi-service organization offering a full range of services to immigrants, refugees and low-income families.