Employment & Education

BVCAP Education & Training

 BVCAP offers a range of courses focused on academic skills development, educational workshops, and more. BVCAP offers both English as Second Language and Citizenship classes. Academic classes last three sessions and include work readiness, college readiness, financial literacy, basic computer skills and touch typing. Educational workshops include Fast Math and a Writers' Workshop.

Contact for workshops: (401) 723-4520 ext. 252

Contact for ESL and Citizenship classes: (401) 475-5496


Progreso Latino Adult Education

The Progeso Latino adult education department has served the community for more than 30 years. Its mission is to prepare adults so that they may achieve their education and career goals for improved life and work opportunities. People of different backgrounds and cultures share ideas, hopes, and dreams to help bring learning to Progreso Latino’s communities.

  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Native Literacy: literacy instruction in the native language of a learner as an initial step to entering our Adult Basic Education programs.
  • Adult Basic Education: prepares adult students below 8th grade to enter the Adult Secondary Education program.
  • Adult Secondary Education: assists students in obtaining their General Education Diploma (GED).
  • Citizenship: prepares students for their citizenship interview including instruction in American History and politics.
  • Job Development: support and training for job seekers.

Registration opens in September, January, and May.

Contact: (401) 728-5920


Project Learn

Offers a FREE Adult ESL class (for parents of students in Central Falls schools). For more information contact Denise DeBarros at 727-6177. Please make sure to register for the class.


Project RIRAL

Offers FREE ESL and GED classes at CF High School.  Classes are Monday – Wednesday, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. For more information contact Project RIRAL at 762-3841.


SER Jobs for Progress

(401) 724-1820

100 East Ave, Pawtucket

Specialized Work Services 
SER helps unemployed parents return to work through job search/coaching, transitional job placement, on-the-job training and a variety of other services and supports that help the parents gain new skills and work experience and ultimately, competitive employment.  [Funded with a grant from the RI Department of Human Services] 

Youth Work Experience 
This summer program exposes youth to the world of work through classroom and hands-on work experience at local businesses. [Funded through the RI Department of Labor and Training, and the RI Department of Human Services] 

Ex-Offender/Re-Entry Services 
Working closely with probation and parole, this program assists those recently released from prison in finding and retaining employment. [Funded through SER Jobs for Progress, Inc.]

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