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Meet Our Team

A Letter from Our Director

Now more than ever, we are aware of the challenges of access, equity, quality, and inclusion in our public education system. COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter movement, and increasing violence in our community shine a light on the oppression our students and our families face.

Inspiring Minds has excelled in building strong strategic partnerships, and developing and implementing a culturally-competent approach to programs. We are utilizing qualitative and quantitative empirical data to inform our organizational decisions. Most importantly, we ensure that the voices of students and their families are elevated and are always the primary beneficiaries and central focus of our work.

We are well-positioned to make a tremendous difference in the lives of our youngest learners. I am so proud of our staff, our volunteers, and our work. It’s an honor and a privilege to serve this community. Our kids do better when the community is behind them; every relationship, every interaction matters.

You can help support our mission work. Tell a friend about us, follow and share our posts on our social media sites, sign up for our newsletter, donate, or sign up to join our volunteer corps.

Sincerely,
Melissa Emidy
Executive Director

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Melissa Emidy

Our Team

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Elisa Almonte

BUSINESS MANAGER
Betty Clinton

AMERICORPS VISTA LEADER OF VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT
Beth Gowitzke

AMERICORPS VISTA PARTNERSHIPS + OUTREACH MANAGER
Alexandra Huzyk

Fellows, Interns, and Key Volunteers

VOLUNTEER EXTRAORDINAIRE
Jane Lavoie

CAPACITY BUILDER + BONNER FELLOW,
Theresa Wagner

BONNER FELLOW,
BROWN UNIVERSITY
Serena Ruiz

BONNER FELLOW,
BROWN UNIVERSITY
Ashlyn Lovato

Join Our Team

Inspiring Minds empowers students for success in school and life by supporting them with trusted relationships, tutoring, and mentoring from inspired community members.

We are committed to creating an efficient and diverse atmosphere that will maximize our staff members’ development. Our practice is to treat each staff member as an individual. We seek to develop a spirit of teamwork with individuals working together to reach a common goal. Together we can create a work environment consisting of culturally diverse opinions and ideas that will lead us to success.

 

CURRENT JOBS OPENINGS

Workforce Development Coordinator

The Workforce Development Coordinator will promote the program mission, achieve long and short-term goals and objectives, expand resources, and maintain quality and effectiveness in all activities and services. The Program Director is responsible for the overall management of Inspiring Minds summer workforce development program.

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Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant
Seasonal, Part-time, hourly, up to 20 hours per week.
Location: Inspiring Minds, 190 Broad Street. Providence, RI 02903.
Hours: Flexible hours M-F between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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