Rhode Island College, Office of College Communications and Marketing, Media Advisory


CONTACT:           Rebecca Keister, 401-456-4679, rkeister@ric.edu

Laura Hart, 401-456-8977, lhart@ric.edu

WHAT: “Parent” graduation for family-based education program.

WHEN: Thursday, May 29, at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Gaige Hall, Room 100

Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence

Rhode Island College and the Central Falls School District will recognize 85 Central Falls parents for completing skills-building courses through the Innovation Lab, a holistic partnership that is building healthy communities.

Parent College provides workshops taught by RIC and Central Falls faculty, staff and students as well as many community partners on topics including English as a second language, financial literacy and healthy lifestyles. The program also provides free healthy meals to participating parents and their families on site in Central Falls schools.

The Innovation Lab is a first-of-its-kind partnership designed as a catalyst for creating a vibrant, shared community where new models of learning, teaching and service are developed, piloted and researched.