The Genesis Center

The Genesis Center was original established in 1892 to assist refugees from Southeast Asia who were settling into Providence’s West End neighborhoods.  Today the Center is a multi-facet organization offering a wide ranges of services to immigrants, refugees, and families with low-income.  Each year the center offers over 600 individuals adult education and workforce development programs, while providing childcare to more than 70 small children.  With a staff from over 25 different nations, representing ten different languages, the Center has assisted over 7,500 individuals from over 26 nations receive occupation, job, and skills training so they can better support themselves and their families.  The Center is able to expand its services, including its workforce development center to include culinary skills and healthcare training, as a result of a $95,000 grant from the Champlin Foundations and a $20,000 community development grant from the City of Providence.

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