Our learners come from all walks of life and have experienced various paths that have led them to our center.
THE EDUCATION EXCHANGE
Serves many low-income, unemployed, or underemployed adults who recognize the importance of education and who work tirelessly to achieve their goals.
GETTING TO OUR DOOR TAKES COURAGE
Every person is valued, respected and has the potential to achieve their goals.
WE SEE THAT POTENTIAL
We listen to their goals, and commit ourselves to nurturing confidence and building self-value by finding the resources that they need to overcome whatever life obstacles may be in the way of their educational and career objectives.
The Education Exchange is a non-profit corporation working in partnership with other community-based organizations, Chambers of Commerce, and the business community to provide our services at little to no cost.
The Education Exchange began life in January 1978 as the Washington County Adult Learning Center, or WCALC, part of the Chariho Regional school District. On July 1, 2003, after 26 years of operation the Washington County Adult Learning Center became an independent organization.
In March 2006, the corporate name was officially changed from Washington County Adult learning Center to the Education Exchange.
At the Education Exchange our mission is to empower diverse learners to achieve academic success. We seek to enhance the quality of life and create healthier, more engaged communities by serving learners, ages 16 and older, with varying abilities, backgrounds and goals, throughout Southern Rhode Island.