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For Teachers For Students
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-455-8041



The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) is a high performing literacy program that offers beginning, intermediate and advanced level English as a Second Language (ESL), job readiness, citizenship preparation, high school completion (EDP), college transition and computer-based distance learning throughout five public library systems.

in the Spotlight

Register for 2013-14 classes now! We are offering English as a Second Language (ESL), College Transition, High School External Diploma, Family Literacy and Citzenship Preparation classes in Cranston, East Providence, Pawtucket and Providence. Call Nancy Fritz at 455-8041 or email her at for details. Here is the 2013-4 schedule.

Many interesting Volunteer Positions available starting in Fall 2013.

Save the Date! RIFLI is turning 15 this year and we are having a Birthday Celebration on November 22nd. More details coming soon.

Literacy News

Pawtucket Public Library's US Passport Service is Open from 4-9, Monday-Thursday. Proceeds benefit RIFLI. We can also go on-site to your business or organization. For more information, visit:

Donate Used Books To Benefit RIFLI: RIFLI is partnering with Better World Books to collect gently used books.  Here is a link to what is and isn’t accepted:  We can pick books or make arrangements to get them to the RIFLI office (150 Empire Street, Providence).