Educating, training and empowering all
Dorcas International Institute is the leader of the Greater Providence Adult Education Consortium. And along with our partner agencies — the Center for Southeast Asians (CSEA), the Community Action Partnership of Providence (CAPP), and the Scalabrini Dukcevich Center (SDC) — we offer classes for learning English and American culture, industry-specific job training, GED, and more! Our courses help students reach their educational goals, whether that’s learning English, preparing for college, or gaining valuable work skills. Classes are for both newcomers to the United States and long-time residents.
Each course engages students at whatever level they are currently at with their English speaking, listening, and reading skills. Our teachers run exciting and interactive classes that encourage students to help shape their own learning experiences.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island strives to create a welcoming environment for all, working to empower the most vulnerable among us for more than 100 years. We meet our clients where they are by providing integrated, wraparound programs and services helping those seeking to overcome educational, cultural, economic, and language barriers.