The purpose of the Rhode Island Partnership for Community Schools is to mobilize state resources in promotion of the community school model as a proven strategy for increasing student success.



Statewide impact

Community Schools of Rhode Island
COZ Network


Bristol Warren Family Resource Center

50 Asylum Road, Warren, RI  02885

401-245-1460 x 8077 •


Central Falls

Administration Building

949 Dexter Street, Central Falls, RI  02863

401-721-2885  •



Cranston Family Center/COZ

50 Gladstone Street, Cranston, RI  02920

401-270-8211 •



Serving: Aquidneck/Forest/Gaudet Schools
(Office at Gaudet)

1113 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI 02842

401-261-6773 •



Newport Family and Child Opportunity Zone

35 Dexter Street, Newport, RI  02840

401-842-1925 ext.1 •


North Kingstown

Office of Family Learning/NKSD

50 East Court

North Kingstown, RI  02852

401-541-6353 •



Pawtucket School Department

286 Main Street

401-729-6293 •



Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island

220 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI  02907

401-784-8764 •



Westerly Public Schools

93 Tower Street, Westerly, RI  02891

401-348-2790 •



Connecting for Children & Families

46 Hope Street

Woonsocket, RI  02895

401-766-3384 •

Child Opportunity Zones demonstrate a systematic, coordinated approach to sustaining and expanding the community school model statewide. Funding from the Rhode Island Department of Education and the state of Rhode Island supports each community school’s infrastructure and provides the stability for each site to leverage additional funds for direct programs and services. COZs leverage an average of twenty times these core funds. COZs also receive support from: The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program; U.S. Department of Health; RI Department of Health; and private, corporate and community foundations.


The Rhode Island COZ Network serves nearly 10,000 children and more than 8,000 adults in Rhode Island!


Research supports the impact that COZs have on children and families at risk. Here are just a few studies:


School readiness predicts later school achievement


Support services and expanded learning opportunities with a health focus create healthy kids, which enhances a child’s ability to learn and grow into their full potential


After-school programs have a strong positive effect on children’s academic, social and emotional lives


Research suggests that family stability has a significant impact on a child’s academic success



Community schools also focus on family and community education and engagement as a means to support student learning.

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