Service Learning & Work-Based Learning

Our teen programs engage young people ages 14 to 24 with service learning, job training, internships, and educational workshops that help prepare them for the future.

2023 Programs:

City of Providence Workforce Program

This workforce program is for students between the ages of 16 and 24. Participants will receive professional development and job training workshops in addition to a hands on job experience with one of our partnering organizations.

Ages: 16+
Pay rate: $15 per hour
Hours: 20 hours a week, M-F 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: July 3rd- Aug. 11th

Application Link:


City of Providence ACT! Service Learning Experience

Achieving Change Together! Service Learning Program is designed to provide 14 and 15 year olds an enriching experience that challenges them to identify and explore ways to improve their community. Students will also receive professional development and job training opportunities.

Ages: 14 & 15
Pay rate: $15 per hour
Hours:20 hours a week, M-Fri: 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: July 10th- Aug 18th
Application Link:


Future Leaders & Career Exploration Program

Leadership and Career exploration program designed to help 12 and 13 year olds discover their strengths and leadership skills through fun challenges, college visits, and community service.

Ages: 12 & 13
Stipend: $500 for successful completion of program
Hours: 20 hours a week, M-Thurs 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: July 10- Aug 3rd
Application Link:

  • Please create an account via the link above.
  • Click on Summer 2023 summer programs
  • Find and select Future Leaders & Career Exploration Program



Federal Hill House employs up to 80 young people ages 12 to 24 during the summer months through the City of Providence’s Summer Jobs Program and the State’s Real Skills for RI Youth. Youth ages 14 and 15 participate in a six-week Service Learning Program, “ACT” (Achieving Change Together). They identify issues of importance, learn about why and how they exist, and plan ways to address those issues.

Young people ages 16 to 24 are placed in internships within Federal Hill House and at partner agencies throughout our community. They learn important hard and soft skills and valuable lessons in workplace success. Interns take part in weekly educational workshops on topics such as workplace communication, financial literacy, and connecting education and careers. A dedicated coach-mentor supports on the job success through frequent visits to job sites.

During the fall of 2021, FHH launched a Work-Based Learning Program that trains and places young people ages 18-24 in work-based learning settings in child care and youth development programs. During summer 2022, most of our teens in the program interned here at at one of our FHH campuses. A few students also worked at other organizations throughout Providence such as, John Hope Settlement House, Soulita and Fab Living Realty.

For more information, contact Stephen Larbi, director of youth and education, at or 401-421-4722.

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