Centennial

centennial celebration

The First 100 Years

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island was born out of the union of two extraordinary organizations: Dorcas Place and the International Institute of Rhode Island. Throughout the past century, we have worked to empower the most vulnerable among us through wraparound programs and services helping those in need overcome educational, cultural, economic, and language barriers.

Early 1900s
1921
1939
1950
1960s
1975
1981
1984
1993
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2005
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2018
2021-2022

Join us for our Centennial Events

Dorcas International Centennial Celebration

June 23 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
WaterFire Arts Center
475 Valley Street, Providence
Join us for our culminating Centennial Celebration event as we bring the community together in honor & celebration of our 100-year history of service to the Ocean State

Thank you to our Presenting Centennial Sponsor:

Special shout out to the Papitto Opportunity Council for their support of Dorcas International’s 100 years of service to the Rhode Island community

We would also like to thank the following sponsors:

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Community Sponsors

The Impact of Your Support

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island strives to create a welcoming environment for all, working to empower the most vulnerable among us for the past 100 years. We meet our clients where they are by providing wraparound programs and services helping those seeking to overcome educational, cultural, economic, and language barriers. Dorcas International offers adult education, language learning, job training, citizenship and immigration services, refugee resettlement, clothing and household needs, and more.

All proceeds from these events provide funding for our programs and services.

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