Office of Community Engagement

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The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) leads the Department of Labor and Training’s commitment and strategy to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization, both internally and externally in serving the public.

The mission of the OCE is to promote and ensure fair treatment and quality employment for all, while supporting and developing partnerships and equitable distribution of services and resources through meaningful community engagement.

OCE Staff

Community Engagement Partners Announced


In April 2023, the Office of Community Engagement launched a new Community Engagement Partners initiative to better serve all Rhode Islanders. The community-based organizations listed below have been selected to advise the RIDLT on culturally- and linguistically-appropriate programming and to engage in general education and outreach to better serve historically marginalized populations and populations with barriers to employment. These CBOs are tasked to represent the interests and needs of their communities in reviewing and advising on RIDLT policies and program delivery, and outreach to and educate their communities about RIDLT services and programs. For any questions, please contact pauline.abetti@dlt.ri.gov.

  • Amos House
  • The Autism Project
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence
  • Cape Verdean American Community Development
  • Center for Southeast Asians
  • Crossroads Rhode Island
  • Foster Forward
  • Fuerza Laboral
  • Genesis Center
  • Justice Assistance
  • Multicultural Innovation Center
  • New Bridges for Haitian Success (NB4HS)
  • Newport Community School
  • Oasis International
  • Progreso Latino
  • Providence Public Library
  • Refugee Dream Center
  • Revive Therapeutic Services
  • Rhode Island Black Business Association
  • Rhode Island Regional Adult Learning (RIRAL)
  • Women’s Refugee Care
  • Workforce Ready Solutions LLC
  • YMCA of Pawtucket
  • Youth Moving Forward
  • Young Voices