Graduate! RI

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The Graduate! RI initiative brings together partners in the community, government, higher education, business and industry to align existing resources, remove barriers, and create new pathways for adults to finish their degrees. The Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner is pleased to partner in this work, along with the College Crusade, RI Adult Education Professional Development Center, Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, College Unbound, Rhode Island College, and the Community College of Rhode Island.     

Recent census figures estimate that there are as many as 150,000 Rhode Islanders who have some postsecondary education but have not completed their degree. Enabling adult learners to complete their degrees is key to reaching Governor Raimondo's ambitious attainment goal of 70% attainment by 2025. 

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Graduate! RI is a community member of the Graduate! Network, a non-profit organization which provides a comprehensive model that is delivered regionally; building on existing local resources in workforce development as well as the needs and characteristics of returning adults students in each community. Currently, there are 20 Graduate! Network communities nationally working toward local postsecondary attainment goals. These goals align with the Lumina Foundation’s Strategic Plan for 2017 to 2020 which is committed to increasing national post-secondary attainment to 60 percent by 2025.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Graduate! RI Launch

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 4:30pm

State House Rotunda

With remarks by Gov. Gina Raimondo, David Scobey (Senior Scholar, Graduate! Network), Tony Maione (President and CEO of the United Way of Rhode Island)

 

For more information about Graduate! Rhode Island visit www.gradri.org or email info@gradri.org

 

There are also resources available for returning learners on each campus:

 

 

Educational Opportunity Center @ CCRI

Liston Campus, Rm 2254, 1 Hilton St, Providence, RI 02905

401-455-6028

www.ccri.edu/eoc/

 

Finish Strong @ RIC

600 Mt. Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI 02908

401-456-8500

finishstrong@ric.edu 

www.ric.edu/finishstrong

 

Finish-What-You-Started @ URI

Roosevelt Hall, 90 Lower College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881

Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903-1803

401-277-5454

finish@etal.uri.edu 

web.uri.edu/finish/