To provide a diverse population of mature adults with varied opportunities for lifelong learning - seminars, lectures, cultural events and social activities - in a pleasant, accessible environment at a reasonable cost.
An independent, not-for-profit, peer-run organization in Rhode Island. Our model is collaborative learning. Peer coordinators develop the syllabus and facilitate class sessions. Class participation fosters a sense of community, with discussion often continuing over lunch or coffee. There are opportunities for members to attend cultural and social events, museums, theatre, concerts, lectures.
Daytime classes meet once a week usually for ten weeks for two hours. The majority of our courses are held at Temple Beth-El in Providence; other courses meet at the Music School and Rochambeau Public Library Branch. Courses include a wide-range of topics and interests: art, music, literature, history, science, current events, economics.