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Education & Employment Services

The mission of the Education & Employment Services team at Crossroads is to provide high-quality adult education, job training and support services to assist homeless and at-risk individuals and families so that they may secure financial and housing stability.

A student works with an Adult Education instructor in Crossroads Rhode Island's Learning Center.Education and employment services programs play a vital role in helping those experiencing homelessness become independent. We have developed extensive knowledge and expertise to help individuals who have difficulty accessing mainstream job training and employment programs.

What We Offer

Our adult education is available in a safe, client-centered learning environment and tailored to the level of need of the individual. Crossroads Rhode Island provides the following opportunities for adults:

Employment Resource Center

Stop by our Employment Resource Center to get help with resumes, job searching, online job applications and career exploration. The Center is also a great place to connect with our other education and job training programs.


Monday-Thursday mornings: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons: 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Certified Nursing Assistant Training

Our CNA Training prepares students to pass Rhode Island's CNA exam. Students receive 7 weeks of classroom and hands-on instruction by a Registered Nurse to prepare for the exam, in addition to CPR certification. Our Employment Specialists help program graduates find and keep their jobs – a critical step in their path towards independence. To sign up for the training program, download and fill out an admissions packet [DOC] today.

Interested in learning more information about the CNA program? Crossroads offers a CNA information session every Thursday at 1 p.m. at 160 Broad Street in Providence. No appointment necessary, just come by!

Roads to Success Pre-employment Program

Roads to Success prepares adults to join the workforce. This program helps graduates of our training programs learn how to market their new skills and present themselves confidently and professionally to potential employers. Topic areas include:

  • Job search skills
  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Interviewing skills
  • Computer and technology basics
  • Self-awareness: identifying strengths and weaknesses
  • Setting personal goals
  • How to work with others
  • Stress management
  • Budgeting and financial literacy
  • Networking

"Crossroads provides the nails, the wood, and the hammer. It’s up to me to build the bridge."

— Crossroads client new to homelessness

The Learning Center: Adult Education

The Learning Center at Crossroads offers adult basic education through daytime classes and one-on-one, personalized instruction in the following areas:

  • High school equivalency preparation
  • National External Diploma Program (NEDP) preparation
  • Adult literacy
  • Math Instruction
  • Remedial help for students in other training programs
  • Computer Classes and North Star Digital Literacy certifications

Contact Us!

If you are interested in learning more about any of the above education and employment programs, please give us a call at 401-521-2255, Ext. 716.

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