Partnerships & Collaborations
Collaborators are campus and/or community colleagues who have engaged in a mutual initiative with L4L. Partners provide essential funding, personnel, and student resources to L4L and the students we serve.
The College Crusade of Rhode Island is an innovative nonprofit organization founded in 1989 to reduce high school dropout rates and increase educational and career success for low-income urban youth. Each year they serve approximately 3,500 Crusaders from Rhode Island's most economically disadvantaged families in Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls, Woonsocket, and Cranston. The Crusade combines the steady, nurturing presence of caring adults with a rich array of programs that focus on academic enrichment, social and personal development, career awareness and exploration, and preparation for postsecondary education. The College Crusade assists L4L in outreach and recruitment of Scholars as well as providing a College Crusade Advisor to serve Crusaders 4 days a week in the L4L space.
College Visions empowers low-income and first-generation college-bound students to realize the promise of higher education by providing advising and resources to promote college enrollment, persistence, and graduation. College Visions advances equal access to educational opportunities in historically under-served communities. College Visions team member’s serves as a Community Navigators, providing one-to-one support to students at RIC who have also been part of the College Visions Success Program.
The Unity Center is the Rhode Island College multicultural center. Its mission is to promote the accessibility of educational services and the opportunity for excellence to all students through collaborative programming among its student affiliates, faculty, staff and the wider community. The Unity Center served as the first main hub for Learning for Life, providing an opportunity to reach out to students in one of the hearts of student activity on campus. The Unity Center provided space and a founding presence for L4L. Since this early partnership that began in 2012, the Unity Center and L4L have worked together on multiple initiatives to: create a student resource area to bring needed campus and community services to students in a comfortable, safe drop-in space; advance the Center’s textbook lending library; and provide leadership development opportunities for students.
- CASO RI
- Career Development Center
- Children's Friend
- Central Falls Pawtucket Housing Development
- Disabilities Services Center
- Financial Aid Office
- DUNAMIS Synergy Initiative, West Elmwood Housing Development Corp.
- Finish Strong
- House of Hope
- SNAP Outreach Worker
- Sojourner House
- Office of Student Life
- Panera Bread
- NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley
- New Urban Arts
- Preparatory Enrollment Program (PEP)
- RIC A. L. L. I. E. D.- the Advanced Learning and Leadership Initiative for Educational Diversity
- RIC Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (CRCA)
- RI Student Loan Authority
- We Share Hope