Bank of America Neighborhood Builder Award 2010
RI Department of Education recognition as the #1 Adult Education Provider in RI in 2009
Citizens Bank Community Champion in the area of Workforce Development Winter 2005


Annually, The Genesis Center serves over 600 individuals in its adult education and workforce development programs and up to one hundred children in its childcare program. Our staff and students represent more than twenty-five countries and ten language groups.  The self-sufficiency of our clients depends on learning English, accessing essential life skills and obtaining occupational/job skills training so they can support themselves and better provide for the future of their families.

The Genesis Center's adult education classes and occupational/job skills training focus on enabling family members to improve their employment skills, pay scales, and prospects for promotion.  On-site childcare helps adult students attend classes knowing that their children are well cared for.

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Save the Date. FOOD FOR THOUGHT, May 21, 2014!

The Genesis Center is pleased to announce that Michelle Kwan will be hosting a very special event, “Food for Thought” on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Botanical Gardens of Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI. The occasion is the signature event of the award-winning Center, which educates, enables, and empowers New Americans from over 35 countries from around the globe.

“We couldn’t hope for a more internationally distinguished host than Michelle Kwan,” said Don Keel, President and CEO. She is a brilliant role model and inspiration for millions of people,” he said. “We are so grateful for her participation in our cause.”

Food for Thought features Rhode Island’s best chefs and restaurants such as Al Forno, CAV and the Flatbread Company, as well as the best ethnic restaurants from our Providence neighborhoods, each cooking their signature dishes. Enjoy live music by Carlos de Leon Trio and a totally romantic evening in a beautifully lit garden of huge exotic plants and flowers.

Tickets: $65.00 per person, $110.00 per couple, in advance, or $75.00 per person on the day of the event. For tickets or corporate sponsorship opportunities call Yvonne at 401-781-6110 ext. 28 or email

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