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The Family Literacy Center

Listing Last Update: October 20, 2015


12 Parkway
Manville, RI 02838

Primary Contact

Mary Beauchemin

(401) 762-4900

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To help my child learn
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Family literacy program

Program Overview

The FLC opened its doors in 2002. The FLC was originally funded by an RI Education Reading Grant. After the grant expired, the Lincoln School Department and the Town of Lincoln began funding the program. In July 2010, the Center became funded by the Town of Lincoln, a federal Community Development Block Grant, and fundraising efforts. As of January 2015, we are solely funded by the town of Lincoln, corporate grants, fundraising efforts and private donations. We now have over 12,000 books on our shelves, and more than 2500 members. Our mission is to empower children, young adults, and their families to enhance the quality of their lives through education, support, advocacy and opportunity. We accomplish this through appropriate neighborhood-based services. Our services will: • Encourage community involvement. • Remove transportation barriers that interfere with parent/child learning activities. • Provide opportunities for voluntary work both in the Center and in the community. • Establish a relationship between the community and town administration. • Promote social, educational, economic, and civic improvement. • Refer people to appropriate community service providers if unable to assist. The FLC provides: • Access to a collection of quality, age appropriate, learning tools for students and their families (books, computers, printers, etc). • Homework-help to elementary, middle and high school students. • Daily snack after school. • Early literacy programs. • Parenting programs. • Self-esteem programs. • Teen and adult economic growth programs. • Self-Improvement and educational opportunity programs. Our Clientele: • Students in grades Pre-K through 12 and their families. • Low to middle income level families from Lincoln and surrounding cities and towns. • 84% of patrons, who have been to the FLC in the past 12 months, have a total household yearly income of less than $40,000 per year. • 47% of the current patrons reside within a one mile radius of our location.

Hours of operation: M-T, Noon to 5 pm, Wed, 9am to 6pm, Thu, Noon to 6 PM, Fri, ( am to 2 pm

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