Listening, building and strengthening opportunities for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in Rhode Island.
Investing in educational, skills-training and entrepreneurial programs based on community-identified needs to create success.
“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sake and for our own.” –Cesar Chavez
What We Do
Transform RI Scholarship
The Papitto Opportunity Connection seeks to help Rhode Island high school students of color to get past the financial obstacles to higher education, affordable housing and access to healthcare services while also empowering them to create change in their communities.
Farm Fresh: Planting Seeds For Life
Mentoring, job training and self-esteem. These are just a few of the skills that trainees will gain in Farm Fresh’s Harvest Kitchen Program. By combining culinary training and mentoring to youth ages 16 to 19 that are involved with the RI Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), has proven to be a great way to guide youth toward a better path.
New Bridges for Haitian Success
A non-profit organization offering critical programs, services, and tools to help Haitian immigrants navigate the system, assimilate to life in Rhode Island and create a pathway to success.
Reach Out and Read
Providing more than one million new, free developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant books to children and their families across the state of Rhode Island.
2022 POC Law School Scholarship
Yelitza Montesino and Dania Polanco are the recipients of 2022 Papitto Opportunity Connection Law School Scholarships.