Our Stories

Family Literacy (formerly Full Service Community Schools): Egle Rosales knew that she had to do something. Here children were struggling in school and she could not sit by and let them fail.Read More>>

Employment and job readiness: Determination reveals itself in her eyes. They burn with confidence – that at 58 years old she can earn her way into a completely new career in health care. Read More>>

Refugee Resettlement: Marie arrived from the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010 speaking seven languages but no English.  After mastering her English at DIIRI she then moved to get her GED.  Today she is enrolled at Community College of RI working towards a career in healthcare. Read More>>

High School Equivalency / College Readiness:  Sidy Maiga never imagined going back to school. As a child growing up in Mali, he said, school was tough. All he wanted to do was play music, and at school that wasn't possible. So as a teen, he dropped out to pursue his passion for percussion. But Sidy isn't a boy anymore. And he came to realize that to achieve his dreams--he needed to conquer his fear of school. This fall he starts a bachelors degree program at Berklee College of Music.  Read More>>