Family Literacy

Family Literacy

NLD ID #90084

Contact Information

220 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907

Primary Contact

Kristen Williams

(401) 784-8637

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Program Overview

The adult education component of our Family Literacy programming consists of a multi-level ESOL class convened at schools within the participants' neighborhoods; service learning and leadership training; and Parent and Child Together Time (PACT). Each Family Literacy class is team-taught by one Instructor and one Parent Facilitator.

Over the course of each academic session, parents engage in weekly multi-level ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) instruction and PACT activities focused on building literacy skills for both parent and child.

Throughout each academic session, families participate in mentoring relationships, service learning projects and parent leadership development sessions. These components are critical to our long-term outcomes. Research as well as our own anecdotal evidence show that parents gain employability skills (e.g. planning, using technology, teamwork, etc.), expanded powers of self-efficacy, and increased social capital and networks, through these opportunities. Leadership development, civic engagement, and mentoring opportunities prepare program participants for careers and future academic opportunities.

Cost Info

Family Literacy classes are free to parents and caregivers of students of Providence Public Schools and to additional students by special arrangement with our Admissions Department or partner organizations.

This program listing was last updated: February 27, 2017.

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Education services

  • Read and write better
  • Find a family literacy program
  • Help my child learn
  • Learn English
  • Improve my technology skills
  • Volunteer at a program

Instruction Type

  • In-person
  • Online