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

Year Two Community Engagement Partners Announced

In April 2023, the Office of Community Engagement (OCE) launched a paid community advisory group to better serve all Rhode Islanders; the OCE is delighted to announce that the Community Engagement Partners Initiative will continue for a second year through April 2025. The Community Engagement Partners listed below represent the interests and needs of their communities in reviewing and advising on RIDLT policies and program delivery to ensure culturally- and linguistically-appropriate programming, and outreach to and educate their clients about RIDLT services and programs. For any questions about this initiative, please contact

  • AccessPoint RI (New for year two) 
  • Amos House 
  • The Autism Project
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence
  • Cape Verdean American Community Development
  • Center for Southeast Asians
  • Connecting for Children and Families (New for year two) 
  • 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
  • Project WEBER/Renew (New for year two) 
  • Progreso Latino
  • Providence Public Library
  • Refugee Dream Center
  • Revive Therapeutic Services
  • Rhode Island Black Business Association
  • Rhode Island Regional Adult Learning (RIRAL)
  • Tomaquag Museum (New for year two) 
  • Tribal Youth Empowerment Corporation (New for year two) 
  • Turning Around Ministries (New for year two) 
  • Women’s Refugee Care
  • Workforce Ready Solutions LLC
  • YMCA of Pawtucket
  • YWCA Rhode Island (New for year two) 
  • Young Voices