Dorcas International Institute of RI

645 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907


International Institute of Rhode Island's mission is to enable all area residents, especially immigrants and refugees, to become self-reliant, invested participants in our communities, while fostering respect and understanding among all people. The International Institute of Rhode Island has provided educational, legal and social services to immigrants and refugees throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts since 1921.

Housed originally in two rooms on Weybosset Street and dedicated to providing casework and support to a few hundred immigrant women and their families, the Institute now inhabits a three-story building on Elmwood Avenue in South Providence and a new second site at 334 Pleasant Street in Pawtucket.

Literacy Volunteers of East Bay
17 Croade Street, Warren, RI 02885
(401) 247-2177
Work Study Opportunity


Housed at the George Hail Free Library, this program works with adults to teach reading and writing skills. Volunteers are needed as tutors, but also to assist with mailings, data entry, special events and other program needs.