Rhode Island Works Program
> RI Works participants who enroll in CCRI credited certificate or degree programs are assigned a REACH coordinator based on their residency location.
> Coordinators and services are available on each of CCRI's Lincoln, Newport, Providence, and Warwick campuses.
> REACH coordinators are well-versed in policies and procedures of RI Works as well as all aspects of the Community College of Rhode Island.
> Coordinators can provide information to the client/student about appropriate support services such as child care facilities, 20 or 30 hour work activities, academic counseling, retention and job-hunting to name a few. They provide the necessary wrap-around services for professional, personal, educational, and early intervention services.
> Coordinators will work with the client/student and the social services caseworker to support the client/student in successfully attaining his or her educational goals while complying with enrollment and work requirements within specified time frames.
> Coordinators keep the lines of communication with the client/student and his or her caseworker open.
> All communication remain confidential and private.
REACH supports the vision and mission of the Department of Human Services by providing academic and career services to RIW participant as they move toward self-sufficiency through education.