Genesis Center has consistently received honors as a model program for workforce development.

- White House “Model Program”-Vice President Joseph Biden, 2014

- Neighborhood Builder Award - Bank of America, 2010

- #1 Adult Education Provider  -RI Department of Education, 2009

- Community Champion - Citizens Bank, 2005


Rob and Uschi Yaffe, Owners of Garden Grille with Luz Prew, Genesis Center Graduate and Valued Employee.

“Genesis is great for business. The employees that come to me are well-trained, hard working, conscientious people who want what we all want - a chance at a better life. In the 19 years that I’ve been in business, the people who come to me from Genesis represent the top tier of talent.”
— Rob Yaffe - Owner of Garden Grille, Wildflour & The Grange
“I love Genesis. I owe them my life. I had nothing. I came from zero. Now I have a job I love and I love going to work every day.”
— Luz Prew - Genesis Graduate
“I give to Genesis Center because they use the money wisely and they get results. Genesis Center grads go on to make real contributions in the community.”
— 2014 Donor

A Family of Services

Each year, Genesis Center serves over 600 individuals in adult education and workforce development and up 100 children in its childcare program. Our adult education classes and occupational/job skills training enable people  to improve their employment skills, pay scales, and prospects for promotion.  On-site childcare helps students attend classes knowing their children are well cared for.

Invest In Your Economy

When you give, we all win. Your donations to Genesis Center go toward improving our workforce and the services we receive in healthcare, hospitality, business and throughout the community.

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Programs at Genesis Center connect people to critical training and resources, which in turn can lead to meaningful employment. Organizations like Genesis are key to getting Rhode Island’s workforce back on track.”
— Bill Hatfield, Rhode Island President, Bank of America

We are tremendously grateful to our community partners.

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