Awards & Recognition
DIIRI's Welcoming RI Program Receives RICJ Metcalf Diversity in the Media Award
Welcoming Rhode Island bus and website PR campaign highlighting immigrants who are businesspeople, doctors, community leaders and "100% Rhode Islanders" received the Rhode Island for Community and Justice Metcalf Diversity in the Media Award in the Unique/Other category. This is Rhode Island’s premier award showcasing the diversity of our region through stories that inspire and engage. Awards are presented in Print, Broadcast, Internet and other categories. Winning stories will be posted at www.ricj.org.
Dorcas Place: 2011 Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Initiative, Neighborhood Builder
In recognition of our commitment and leadership in the Rhode Island Community, Dorcas Place Adult & Family Learning Center received $100,000 for two consecutive years in unrestricted funding, and the opportunity for our executive director and an emerging leader to participate in a strategic leadership development program from the Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Initiative program.
New England Board of Higher Education
selected Dorcas Place to be the 2008 recipient of the Rhode Island State Merit Award for “Higher Education Excellence.” Read More
U. S. News and World Report
featured a Dorcas Place graduate in its November 5th, 2007 issue in their story about older adults going back to school and succeeding in college. Read More
European Access Network
2007 conference in Ireland featured a Dorcas Place presentation of one of our model programs.
RI School Age Child Care Association
2007 Top Honors for School Partnership
1999 Ocean State Charities Trust - The Edward Ricci Award
"To Dorcas Place in Recognition of Your Commitment to Literacy Programs for the Families of Rhode Island."
This is Rhode Island’s premier award showcasing the diversity of our region through stories that inspire and engage. Awards are presented in Print, Broadcast, Internet and other categories. Winning stories will be posted at www.ricj.org.