Dorcas International Institute is the leader of the Greater Providence Adult Education Consortium. And along with partner agencies — the Center for Southeast Asians (CSEA), the Community Action Partnership of Providence (CAPP), the Environmental Justice League (EJ League), Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island, and the Scalabrini Dukcevich Center (SDC) — the agency offers classes for learning English and American culture, industry-specific job training, GED, and more. Each course will engage students at whatever level they are currently at with their English speaking, listening, and reading skills.  Call (401) 784-8600 or email for more information.

The Genesis Center serves individuals in adult education and workforce development and children in its childcare program. The Center’s adult education classes and occupational/job skills training enable people to improve their employment skills, pay scales, and prospects for promotion.  Its on-site a 5-star BrightStars Early Learning Center allows families to learn and work, knowing that their children are being cared for in a high-quality environment that emphasizes a whole-family approach to education.  Call (401) 781-6110 for more information.

Progreso Latino’s ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Native Literacy program provides literacy instruction in the native language of a learner as an initial step to entering the agency’s Adult Basic Education programs.  Call (401) 561-4373 for more information.

Providence Public Library’sFamily Literacy Initiative offers free classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of literacy programming. Call 401-455-8041 or email for more information.