Back to Work RI

We partner directly with employers to ensure Rhode Islanders get the skills they need to secure well-paying jobs in growing industries. We remove obstacles to participation by providing support services like child care and transportation assistance, so that every Rhode Islander is able to take advantage of these opportunities. While using proven best practices, we are also making serious innovations, like deploying Artificial Intelligence to connect Rhode Island jobseekers with pathways to careers.

Builders Insurance Group

Builders Insurance Group was created in 2012 by the Rhode Island Builders Association (RIBA) ( The idea was to provide Rhode Island’s residential contractors with a full-service, added value alternative for their specific insurance needs, conveniently located at their membership headquarters at 450 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Suite 301A, East Providence, RI 02914.

Centreville Bank

Since 1828, we’ve been a part of the Rhode Island community. The people, culture, and accomplishments here are diverse and impressive, and we want to help everyone get where they’re going. That’s why we offer banking products and services that keep moving Rhode Island forward. Learn more about Centreville Bank’s history, leadership, and financial stability and we’re here for you and Rhode Island.

City of Central Falls

Centrally located in southern New England with easy access to Providence, Boston, Hartford and Worcester, Central Falls features charming mill spaces reflecting its roots as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. With our nearly 20,000 residents, our city’s diverse population offers an abundance of cultural worth celebrating.

DORCAS International

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island works to empower refugees and immigrants in the community by providing vital programs and services for legal aid and representation for citizenship and immigration, refugee resettlement, education, and more to help the people it serves to thrive and be successful.




The Rhode Island Builders Association (RIBA), founded in 1945 as a not-for-profit organization, is one of the nation’s largest local trade associations dedicated to serving the housing industry. The Association has nearly 1,000 member companies in Rhode Island and is an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders. 

Rhode Island Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association

The Rhode Island Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association is committed to our members. The RILBMDA has developed a most respected government affairs program and became the first state in the Northeast to secure grant money for workplace training. We accomplish these milestones with our staunch supporters who allow us to offer social and educational programs to further benefit the industry.

Rhode Island Department of Education

Our vision foreducation in Rhode Island is founded on three core pillars: World-Class Talent, Excellence in Learning, and Engaged Communities.  The 17-member Rhode Island Board of Education was created by the Rhode Island General Assembly in 2014 and replaced the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education and the Board of Governors for Higher Education. This consolidated governance of all public education in Rhode Island is an innovative integration of policymaking and planning for elementary, secondary and higher public education in our state.

The Home Builders Institute

The Home Builders Institute (HBI) is the nation’s leading educational resource for career technical education in the building industry. HBI provides its students with the skills and experience they need for careers in residential construction.

The organization offers pre-apprenticeship training, job placement services, mentoring, certification programs, and online learning across the country to youth, veterans, displaced workers and others who want to be a part of America’s trained workforce.

Verizon and the Verizon Foundation are inclusive

Neither Verizon or the Verizon Foundation discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, religion, national or ethnic origin or physical disability. As a company with a highly diverse workforce serving an equally diverse set of customers, Verizon through its Foundation, supports a wide range of programs through direct and matching grants that benefit diverse communities, including without limitation minorities, veterans, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender and others. Verizon and the Verizon Foundation each expect its grant recipients to comply with all applicable laws, including those governing tax-exempt status and non-discrimination laws.