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RI Adult Ed Program Providers

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To find current classes by type, time, and place, use the RI Resource Hub. You can enter skill level, etc., in the main page. To find specific current classes, use the advanced search and enter the name of an organization, NEDP, GED, ESL, etc.

Note: RI Resource Hub only lists classes funded by RIDE provided by about 34 organizations. There may also be other classes offered in Rhode Island.

To find all the places for a kind of program begin typing GED, NEDP, ABE....
Town/City Title Programs Volunteer Info
Providence Amos House Literacy

Adult Education: ABE, NEDP

Middletown Aquidneck Island Adult Learning Center

Adult Education: GED, ABE, Diploma Plus (a program for people who have completed 12 of the 24 credits needed for a high school diploma), Transition to College, ESL, EL Civics. Some Computer instruction may be scheduled in April 2015, Various apprentice and certificate programs.

Volunteers are referred to Literacy Volunteers of the East Bay.

Pawtucket Blackstone Valley Community Action Program (BVCAP)

Adult Education: ESL, GED, YouthBuild

Lincoln Center for Workforce & Community Education

Adult Education: ABE; ESL; GED; Computer training (Microsoft Word, Excel); Career and technical training (Plumbing apprenticeship, Electrical apprenticeship and many more); Adult skills training, remedial education; free career pathways skills improvement program.

Central Falls Central Falls High School

Adult Education: Project RIRAL offers ESL, ABE, ASE, GED, and NEDP evening classes at Central Falls High School; [also note: Project LEARN offers FREE Adult ESL classes (for parents of students in Central Falls schools).]

Providence Community Action Partnership of Providence (CAPP)

Adult Education: ABE, advanced ESOL, pre-GED classes. Improve reading, writing, math, computer skills were offered in 2015, but do not appear on the website in November 2016. There is only a bookkeeping certificate program.

Volunteer Needs: Computer Instructor Intern. See this page and fill out the 2016 volunteer application.

Lincoln Community College of RI - Flanagan Campus

Adult Education: ESL (6 levels of basic English).

Student Success Center, for students accepted for admission to CCRI.

See Center for Workforce and Community Education.

Warwick Community College of RI - Knight Campus

Adult Education: Career Pathways

Student Success Center, for students accepted for admission to CCRI.

See Center for Workforce and Community Education. Some programs may be available only at other CCRI campuses.

Providence Community College of RI - Liston Campus

Adult Education: ESL Levels 1-4, GED preparation.

Student Success Center, for students accepted for admission to CCRI.

See Center for Workforce and Community Education.

Newport Community College of RI - Newport Campus

Adult Education.

Student Success Center, for students accepted for admission to CCRI.

See Center for Workforce and Community Education.

 

Providence Community College of RI - Shepard Building

Adult Education: See Center for Workforce and Community Education.

Student Success Center, for students accepted for admission to CCRI.

Cranston Cranston Adult Education Programs

Adult Education: GED, Vocational Training

Providence Crossroads Rhode Island

Adult Education: ABE, rarely GED, Adult literacy, Math instruction, Computer Classes. Remedial help for students in other training programs. Small groups, one-on-one tutoring. Partners with Amos House to offer the NEDP program and currently (March 2015) have 2 students dually enrolled in both of our programs.

Vocational training (CNA, Pre-employment)

Volunteer Needs: We use volunteers in many ways.  Our Learning Center has volunteers that help with tutoring.  We also have a computer lab and classes and an Employment Resource Center where students/clients can have access to technology and assistance in preparing a resume, writing a cover letter, searching for jobs, etc. Also see this page.

Providence Dorcas International Institute North Campus

Adult Education: ABE, Family Literacy, ESL, GED, Job readiness, Career Academy, Transition to College

Volunteers Needed: Tutors, conversation class facilitator, classroom assistants, citizenship tutors, refugee mentors

Providence Dorcas International Institute South Campus

Adult Education: ABE, Family Literacy, ESL, GED, Job readiness, Career Academy, Transition to College

Volunteers Needed: Tutors, conversation class facilitator, classroom assistants, citizenship tutors, refugee mentors

Cranston Doric Center ~ Comprehensive Community Action Program (CAP)

Adult Education: GED, Job training, Career planning, independent living skills

Newport East Bay Skills Alliance - Lower Bay Region (Eastbay CAP)

Adult Education: Career training (hospitality, CNA)

Volunteers Needed: Call or email for info

Peace Dale Education Exchange

Adult Education: GED, NEDP, ESL and citizenship, Teacher Assistant Training, Microsoft Office training

Volunteers needed: Teaching assistants, one-on-one tutors, active committee and board members

. Education to Go - ed2go

Adult Education: Online courses provided through CCRIILSR and at least two other RI schools. Courses include preparing for the Math GED Test, GED Preparation, Grammar Refresher, Grammar for ESL, Writing for ESL.

Providence English for Action

Adult Education: ESL (7 levels), Pre-GED (NEDP), Native language (Spanish) literacy, Action Committee (leadership skills development), Conversation Partners.

Classes are held at William D'Abate School in the evenings, M-Th. Another class is offered at the English for Action office in the mornings, M-Th.

Volunteers Needed: Assistant ESL facilitators, youth mentors, soccer tournament volunteers. Volunteers in the Adult ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) program work as Assistant ESOL Facilitators, and learn to lesson plan and facilitate adult English classes (mornings and evenings). Also need youth mentors, soccer tournament volunteers.

Providence Genesis Center

Adult Education: ESL, NEDP, Citizenship, Job Skills

Volunteers Needed: Workforce Training/Mock Interview Day, conversation tutor, citizenship tutor, student support center tutors, ESL tutors, computer lab volunteer, financial literacy volunteer, garden volunteer

Providence Goodwill Industries of RI

Adult Education: Computer Training, Learn to Earn Employment Program, WILD - Work Intensive Literacy Development Program (ESL or ABE), Career training

Cranston Institute for Labor Studies and Research

Adult Education: ABE, ASE, ESL

Kingston Kingston Free Library

Adult Education: ESL (?) Conversation Group Literacy Volunteers of Washington County

Providence Learning Lounge

Adult Education: Computer training, individual tutoring and support. See website for times

Warren Literacy Volunteers of East Bay (LVEB)

Adult Education: ABE, ASE, GED, NED (=NEDP), ESL (ELL = English language learner). Students meet with tutors in public places, such as East Providence Public Library, Barrington Public Library, and in fall 2015, Pawtucket Public Library, as well as at the office in Warren and another location in Newport.

Volunteers Needed: Literacy tutors

Coventry Literacy Volunteers of Kent County

Adult Education: ESL and ABE.

Our 18-hour tutor training workshop teaches the skills needed to effectively work one-to-one with an adult student. Once the workshop is underway, volunteers are matched with a student and they meet in a public location on their own schedule for 2 hours a week. Prospective tutors must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. Lessons are typically conducted in libraries, churches, or community centers.

Westerly Literacy Volunteers of Washington County - Westerly

Adult Education: Small literacy groups (ABE, ESL), Citizenship Group, Staffed computer lab, GED or External Diploma (NEDP) prep, financial literacy, workforce literacy

Volunteers Needed: Tutors, office help, fundraiser organizers, committee members

Providence Mount Hope Learning Center

Adult Education: GED, ESL, computer literacy

The Mt. Hope Learning Center is currently looking for volunteers to teach various classes for adults. If you are interested in volunteering to teach or tutor a small group in computer literacy, ESL, or GED, please send an email to: ewinangun@mthopelc.org

Charlestown Narragansett Indian Tribe

Adult Education: High school completion, learning skills instruction and cultural education awareness.

Newport Newport Even Start

Adult Education: ABE, GED, ESL, employment preparation and support; "Interactive literacy"

Volunteers Needed: Call or email for info.

Central Falls Progreso Latino

Adult Education: ESL, ABE, ASE, GED, Citizenship, Job training. On the Central Falls School Department website: Progreso Latino offers GED, ESL, and literacy classes. Parents must register at Progreso Latino, 626 Broad Street. These classes are offered at Progreso Latino in the morning and in the evening at Calcutt Middle School, 112 Washington Street from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Parents that have children who attend Calcutt/Calcutt Too do not have to pay for the classes, but they need to prove they have a child enrolled at the school. For more information contact Progreso Latino at 728-5920.

Woonsocket Project Learn

Adult Education: ABE (6th-8th grade reading level), Computer Instruction, ESL, Family literacy, individual tutoring, Distance Learning. The GED subjects taught are Mathematics, Writing and reading for Social Studies, Science and Literature. In addition, original text or categories of interest to the class.  Students have access to the internet and researched based software.

ADULT EDUCATION: "Without the help of our volunteers, we would not be able to help the hundreds of people in our community learn to communicate more effectively. Project Learn serves adults locally and can certainly use the help in our computer lab, our one on one learning tutors and many other administrative areas if you like. Learn more about how you can help adult readers in your community. Learn more about how you can make a difference in the local community through sharing your knowledge. Connect through the form on the Adult Education Volunteer Page.

Also see the Donate page for giving newer computers and books (but call first).

Woonsocket Project Learn (Community Care Alliance)

Adult Education: Youth Success (pregnant and parenting teens under age 20, regardless of income.) GED, NEDP high school diploma, parenting training. Adult Literacy: ESL, GED, Wilson Reading System.

Classes are held at the Project LEARN offices at One Social Street, Woonsocket RI as well as the Woonsocket Public Library, the Cumberland Public Library, the Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy in Cumberland and the Central Falls Housing Authority.

 

Adult Ed: Volunteer tutors are needed.

Providence Providence Housing Authority Broad Street

Adult Education: Resident adults are offered opportunities for lifelong learning and the acquisition of skills necessary to improve income and attain self sufficiency. Programs include a Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS), Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction, Basic Computer instruction, Life Skills Training, Financial Literacy, and Homeownership services.

Providence Providence Housing Authority Laurel Hill

Adult Education: Basic (ABE), GED, ESL, NEDP,  Job Training, Basic Computer Instruction, Life Skills Training, Financial Literacy, Family Self Sufficiency (FSS), Home Ownership, Family Success Center

Providence RI College Outreach Program

Adult Education: ESL, Computer training, Various job training and certificate programs. Computer Assisted English Language Learning. GED?

Adult Education: Job Training, ESL, Computer Assisted English Language Learning - See more at: http://www.provgardener.com/org/ri-college-outreach#sthash.deH3DbN7.dpuf
Adult Education: Job Training, ESL, Computer Assisted English Language Learning - See more at: http://www.provgardener.com/org/ri-college-outreach#sthash.deH3DbN7.dpuf

Contact us at (401) 456-8902 or Email Dawne Pezzuco for more information. More info...

Cranston RI Department of Corrections Education Department

Adult Education: literacy development, ESL instruction, pre GED, and GED preparation.  The goals of the ABE grant program are to increase its students' functional literacy level and to provide its students with the capability to make a smooth reentry into their community upon release.

Providence RI Educational Opportunity Center

Adult Education: Help succeeding in college

Providence RI Family Literacy Initiative

Adult Education: EDP (NEDP), ESL, Citizenship, Computer Literacy, Family Literacy, College and Career Transition, Work Experiences

Providence RI Indian Council

Adult Education: GED, job training

Woonsocket RI Regional Adult Learning (RIRAL)

Adult Education Programs: Skill Building, ESL, GED, NEDP, Transition to College (TTC)

Wakefield South County Community Action

Adult Education: Includes academic assessments; GED Prep; ESL, Adult Basic Education, group sessions; tutoring; home-based studies; computer assisted learning, post secondary educational assistance, work readiness skills training, and employment placement assistance. Available to RI residents ages 16 to 24.

Pawtucket Students Taking Action Now with Determination (STAND)

Adult Education: STAND members are Rhode Islanders who are or have been students in ABE, ASE, ESL

Johnston Tri-Town Community Action Agency

Adult Education: Includes academic assessments; GED Prep; ESL, Adult Basic Education, group sessions; tutoring; home-based studies; computer assisted learning, post secondary educational assistance, work readiness skills training, and employment placement assistance. Available to RI residents ages 16 to 24.

Warwick Westbay Community Action

Adult Education: GED

Westbay Literacy/GED
Under the guidance of the GED instructors, volunteers will work with adult students one-on-one in a classroom setting at the Buttonwoods Community Center. Volunteers work with the students on building skills in math, writing and reading in order to work towards passing the GED tests.

To volunteer for this department, call or email Dona Smith, Volunteer Coordinator at 401-732-4666 x152 or dsmith@westbaycap.org

Westerly Westerly Public Schools - Families Learning Together

Adult Education: Family literacy, GED, NEDP

Woonsocket Woonsocket Even Start

Adult Education: ABE, GED, ESL, Family literacy