College & Life Foundations (formerly the Transition Employment Center)
College & Life Foundations is a multi-faceted community based program which serves the transition needs of youth with disabilities, age 18-21, in an age-appropriate, integrated, natural environment. The NRIC transition center has developed an innovative, cutting-edge approach to support youth in pursuing and attaining their post-school goals. To participate in the program, students must meet their high school credit and course requirements and must be selected by the academy.
The College & Life Foundations is an ongoing collaboration between NRIC, the RI Office of Rehabilitation Services and the ten Northern RI School Districts. This transition program is endorsed by the Rhode Island Department of Education, and supervised by the Northern RI Director of Transition & Vocational Services. For the past 5 years, the program has been embedded into the business community by providing a strong focus on obtaining the employment skills and competitive wages for youth to live engaging and prosperous futures.By expanding our program to the CCRI Flanagan Campus, we are now able to focus on all aspects of post-school goals (Education & Training, Employment, and Independent Living).
Purpose of the Center
The purpose of the program is to provide:
For more information, contact:
Cindy VanAvery, Director of Transition and Vocational Services