Be a Resource

The Learning for Life Project is interested in building community connections that will benefit our students. Please contact Chris Lambert, the Project Director, at 456-8275 if you are interested in exploring collaborative opportunities.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is organized to support the Project as it strives for institutional change, community awareness, and connection. The Advisory Board meets quarterly to learn about project progress, provide guidance and insight into new connections.

The Advisory Board includes:
  • Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, Physcian and President of Latino Public Radio
  • Mr. Simon Moore, Executive Director, College Visions
  • Dr. Sandra Powell, Director, RI DHS
  • Dr. A. Anthony Antosh-Professor and Director, The Sherlock Center, Rhode Island College
  • Dr. Antonio Barajas- Emergency Room Physician, Rogers Williams Medical Center in Providence and President of the Rhode Island Mexican-American Association
  • Ms. Lisa Rose Bucci- Teacher, Hope High School, Providence School Department, RIC Alumni
  • Dr. Nancy Carriuolo-President, Rhode Island College
  • Ms. Maria Carvalho-Associate Director for College Readiness and Persistence, The College Crusade
  • Ms. Antoinette Gomes-Director, Unity Center at Rhode Island College
  • Mr. Stephen Hourahan-Senior Advisor to the Governor, RI Governor's Office
  • Dr. Scott Kane-Dean of Students, Office of Student Life at Rhode Island College
  • Dr. R. Sue Pearlmutter-Dean, School of Social Work at Rhode Island College
  • Dr. Holly Shadoian-Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Rhode Island College
  • Ms. Christine Yankee-Vice President of Program Services, Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island
Project Team

The Project Team is convened monthly to provide project staff with guidance regarding L4L development and progress. Members of the Project Team are stakeholders within the Learning for Life network who serve as project ambassadors helping L4L build a network of on and off-campus resources.

Our Program Team includes:
  • Dr. Lesley Bogad-Faculty, RIC Feinstein School of Education and Human Development
  • Ms. Amanda D'Alessio-Youth Services Coordinator, Goodwill Industries of RI
  • Ms. Jenifer Giroux-Director, RIC Outreach Programs and Interim Associate Vice President of Continuing Education and Professional Studies
  • Ms. Antoinette Gomes-Director, RIC Unity Center
  • Dr. Jennifer Meade-Faculty, RIC School of Social Work
  • Christiane Petrin Lambert-Project Director, Learning for Life
  • Ms. Lisa Smolski-Director of Research and College Initiatives, RIC Office of Research and Grants Administration
Evidence Team

The Evidence Team has been established to examine measurements of persistence at Rhode Island College, collect data for and follow-up with the results of the Project. The Evidence Team will help develop a system of standardized data collection and a shared data library for access and persistence across the campus.

Members of the Evidence Team include:
  • Mr. Jim Dorian-Director, RIC Records Office
  • Ms. Jennifer Ellis- Assistant Director, RIC Institutional Research
  • Dr. Scott Kane-Dean of Student Services, Office of Student Life at RIC
  • Dr. Mimi Mumm-Faculty, School of Social Work and L4L Project Evaluator
  • Ms. Christine Petrin Lambert - L4L Project Director
  • Mr. James Hanbury, Director, Financial Aid
Community Partners

The College Crusade of Rhode Island

The College Crusade of Rhode Island is an innovative nonprofit organization founded in 1989 to reduce high school dropout rates and increase educational and career success for low-income urban youth. Each year they serve approximately 3,500 Crusaders from Rhode Island's most economically disadvantaged families in Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls, Woonsocket, and Cranston. We combine the steady, nurturing presence of caring adults with a rich array of programs that focus on academic enrichment, social and personal development, career awareness and exploration, and preparation for postsecondary education.

Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island

The Mission of Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island is to provide training, education, and other services which result in employment and expanded economic opportunity for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment in order to enhance their capacity for independent living, increased quality of life and work.

College Visions

College Visions empowers low-income and first-generation college-bound students to realize the promise of higher education by providing advising and resources to promote college enrollment, persistence, and graduation. College Visions advances equal access to educational opportunities in historically under-served communities.

Page last updated: January 12, 2015