ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Learn how to speak, understand, read and write in English. Clas- ses incorporate work readiness, technology, civics, health and nutrition, math, and more.


Prepare to take the United States Naturalization test.

Job Training

Learners develop skills in Health Services, Medical Assistant, Di- rect Support, or Culinary Arts, and gain work experience through internships with local employers.

Financial and Work Supports

Our Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) provides case management, public benefits enrollment, employment counseling, and financial coaching.

Early Learning Center

Students and all members of the community enroll their children in our on-site, licensed Early Learning center, where we provide quality education and care for children aged 6 weeks-5 years.

Support Services

Financial Opportunity Center

Case Management
Our case managers can help you access:

SNAP/Food Stamps Housing/Utilities Assistance Other Community Resources

RITE Care/Health Care Childcare

Job Development
Our job coaches can help you obtain employment by helping with:

Resume Development Job Applications Interview Skills

Job Search
Online Job Resources

Financial Coaching
Our financial coaches can help you manage your money and learn to:

Establish/Repair Credit Manage or Settle Debt Develop a Budget counts

Deal with Identity Theft/Fraud Build Savings
Open & Manage Bank Ac-

620 Potters Avenue Policies


No smoking is permitted in the Center or on Genesis Center grounds. There is a childcare center in the lower level, so smokers must leave Genesis Center property while smoking.


Genesis Center offers access to computers through our computer lab, two mobile computer labs, and our student support center.
No food or drink is permitted near computers/in the

Computer Lab
Do not install software or change the settings on Genesis Center

Computers are for school or employment-related activities


  • Students can park their car in both of the Genesis Center lots

  • Only park in marked spaces to avoid blocking other cars

  • If you park in the middle of the lot your car will be towed

  • You can park on Calder Street (across the street)

  • You can park on Dexter Street (on the Genesis Center side)

  • Genesis Center is not responsible for damage to theft to student vehicles or property

Fire Drills

Genesis Center conducts regular fire drills. If the fire alarm goes off when you are in class, please follow these instructions:



  • Exit the building immediately with your personal belongings

  • Walk across the street to the parking lot

  • Stay with your class and check in with your teacher

  • Wait for permission to re-enter the building

  • Allow children from the childcare center to re-enter the building first


All visitors, including students’ family members, must check in at the front desk as soon as they enter the building. Staff is not allowed to share ANY personal information about students enrolled at Genesis Center.

PHA Location Policies


  • No food or drink is permitted near computers/in the computer lab.

  • Do not install software or change the settings on PHA computers.

  • Computers are for school or related activities only.
    Additionally, you may not use the computer network to display, store or send material that is fraudulent, harassing, embarrassing, sexually explic- it, profane, obscene, intimidating, defamatory or otherwise inappropri- ate or unlawful. Anyone receiving such materials should notify their learning facilitator immediately. Learners may not attach any home (personal) computers or computer equipment to the Providence Housing Authority’s network.


  • Parking is available in the lot at 50 Laurel Hill Avenue. If the lot is full, there is overflow parking located beyond the designated lot.

  • Parking is available in the lot at 144 Dodge Street, and surrounding the building.

  • Parking is available in the lot at 263 Chad Brown Street. If the lot is full, there is on street parking available.


Smoking is not permitted in PHA buildings. Smokers must stay 50 feet from PHA buildings.