Our students come from all walks of life, but many are underemployed or unemployed and looking to better themselves and their future. Their ages and histories vary, but they have in common the desire improve their skills, learn the English language, or advance their basic education. Some arrive at our door provoked by a crisis in their jobs or family situations.
It is our mission to connect these individuals with the resources and tools they need; and provide a caring community environment in which to learn.
As a nonprofit organization the Education Exchange relies on donations and grants to achieve its goal of providing southern Rhode Islanders with educational opportunities. Without these funds we cannot offer our learners the programs and services that will benefit their present and future goals. All financial support received from individuals and organizations goes directly to the student. Your support provides access to the materials and programs they need, and allows us to remain committed to our mission of empowerment through education. Here are just some of the ways in which your support can help…..
A $10 donation will help with Classroom Materials
A $25 donation will help with ESL Learning Materials
A $30 donation will provide a scholarship amount for a Student GED Test Fee
A $50 donation will help buy projector screens
A $100 donation will Sponsor a student through our programs
A $500 donation will support Graduation Event for our students
A $1,000 donation will help build capital to either purchase or build a learning facility.
If you are interested in donating please call us at (401) 783-0293
We thank you for your support in helping us continue to touch as many lives as possible!
Besides tutoring, there are other ways in which to help out at the Education Exchange. Everything from help around the office to tending to our student garden. Contact us to let us know how you might like to volunteer your time.
Our volunteer tutors are individuals with expertise in many different fields. They are team players who enjoy learning from and with others. They are good listeners and problem-solvers. Above all, they are ready to roll up their sleeves and establish working partnerships with their students. A degree in teaching is NOT required; some of our most effective tutors have no formal teaching credentials. Tutors work with their students at Education Exchange facilities, where they have easy access to educational materials and supplies and the opportunity to network with other tutors as well as teaching staff. For more information on tutoring opportunities please email firstname.lastname@example.org