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Providence Public Library LogoProvidence Public Library was founded in the early 1870’s. As a private not for profit organization governed by a Board of Directors, PPL has the flexibility to respond to community needs rapidly and effectively. Its downtown location serves as a hub for citywide and statewide activities. PPL is primarily focused on three key areas of Early Childhood, Economic Advancement and Lifelong Learning.As the lead grantee, PPL manages the overall program, and provides expertise, space, computer access, and staff capacity for program services in its central downtown location.
Cranston Public Library LogoCranston Public Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and strengthen the community. The CPL system consists of six library locations the first of which was founded in 1888. CPL is one of the most vibrant and visited public libraries in Rhode Island and has had the highest circulation totals the past two years. As the second library partner, CPL provides expertise, space, computer access, and staff capacity for program services in its busiest branch at Sockanossett Cross Road.
RIFLI LogoRIFLI is a literacy program that offers beginning, intermediate and advanced level English as a Second Language (ESL), job readiness, citizenship preparation, high school completion (EDP), college transition and computer-based distance learning throughout five public library systems.RIFLI will offer expanded programming, new service models, and develop curriculum for library professionals, adult educators, and volunteers.
TechAccess LogoTechACCESS offers programs, services, and an annual statewide conference to assistive technology users, families, educational and therapeutic professionals, businesses, and others interested in learning more about assistive technology in Rhode Island and the New England states. TechACCESS provides services to help libraries and patrons identify and select effective technology devices and services to improve access to digital resources.
The RI Professional Development Center (PDCenter) delivers high-quality, research-based professional development and technical assistance to Rhode Island's adult education programs and practitioners. Through its leadership and partnerships, the PDCenter seeks to support, enhance and promote the network of quality educational opportunities for RI's adult learners.The PDCenter provides expertise on program design, professional development, and linkages to the adult education community within Rhode Island and beyond.
The Center for Human Services is a training, evaluation and research center based within The College of Human Science and Services at the University of Rhode Island. We are a community of practitioners and scholars who provide innovative, comprehensive and current solutions for program and leadership acuity to a diverse clientele including schools, human service and educational institutions. Our services include coaching, consultation, evaluation, training and program development.The Director of the Center for Human Services provides formative and summative evaluation services throughout the program
MJIF Consulting is an independent consultancy that helps programs and organizations establish shared goals and strategies; redesign, implement, and execute organizational, system, process, and service innovations; and sustain, replicate, and continuously improve those innovations.MJIF contributes to program design and management, outcomes analysis, data modelling, communications, and sustainability planning.
LogoThe Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) operates with the goal of preparing every Rhode Island student for success in college, careers, and life. To create and support great schools and programs RIDE works with communities, families, civic leaders, and all educators. RIDE provides funding and oversight for 32 adult education programs in Rhode Island, including RIFLI.As a member of the Steering Committee, RIDE provides insight and guidance to help the program innovate new technology-based services that meet the demands of 21st century learning.
The Office of Library and Information Services is the state library agency for Rhode Island. OLIS supports and strengthens library and information services in the state to ensure that all residents will benefit from free and convenient access to library and information resources and services. In addition, OLIS participates in planning and providing access to online government information for state agencies and the public.As a member of the Steering Committee, OLIS provides insight and guidance to help the program develop services that are extendable to other libraries throughout the state and sustainable beyond the life of the grant.
Broadband Rhode Island LogoBroadband Rhode Island creates new opportunities by expanding broadband use and digital literacy across Rhode Island. BBRI's Digital Literacy Program is a network of training resources to connect all Rhode Island communities to the internet and increase broadband adoption. As a member of the Steering Committee, BBRI provides insight and guidance to help the program innovate and expand digital literacy services.
netWORKri operates one-stop career centers where jobseekers and employeres are matched through quality emploment programs and services.Providence netWORKri is represented on the Steering Committee and will partner with both PPL and CPL to offer a continuum of services at the library and the Career Center.

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This project was made possible in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services Grant LG-07-13-0318-13