The DaVinci Center


adopt-a-family-bannerExcitement is in the air in anticipation of the upcoming Christmas and Hanukkah holidays, as well as the New Year.  We are seeking persons or companies that would like to sponsor a child for Christmas.  Each year we provide the age, gender, and sizes of needy children whom you can shop for anonymously.  You will receive that information plus a code number of the child so that anonymity is preserved.  You will then shop at your convenience and deliver gifts for that child here at the center.  We will then inform the family when the gifts have arrived.  Last year we provided gifts for 550 youngsters.  This year we expect that we will have the same demand for assistance.  All families that we refer are known to the center as legitimately needy.  You can express your wish to participate by emailing the DaVinci Center at or calling us at 272-7474.  Thank you in advance.

Happy holidays to everyone!


 Annual Campaign Begins

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We are well into our annual campaign which is raising funds to support programs and services we offer to the public(Programs We Offer).  The campaign which began Nov 1st, has exceeded half of it’s goal of $15,000.  We still have a way to go and you still have time to assist us with a tax deductible donation.  All donations are appreciated during the campaign. 

Annual campaign donations 2017

You may also make your donation by using PayPal  or just send a check payable to DaVinci Center.  Thank you in advance.


The DaVinci Center for Community Progress’
Historical Review Video Presentation.

Read the DaVinci Center Page In
The Rhode Island Echo!

Programs We Offer


The Education Department can help you reach your goals whether you are in middle school, high school, thinking of taking college courses, or are an adult thinking about going back to school. GED and ESOL are also available.

Counseling & Ticket To Work

The DaVinci Center offers residents crisis intervention, job placement, career counseling and referrals when appropriate. The Ticket To Work Program assists residents in Rhode Island who wish to obtain gainful paid employment in the work force.

Health Care

The DaVinci center offers servicing of the Visiting Nurses Association of Greater RI and sponsors health information lectures, and health screenings frequently.

Senior Citizens

There are a variety of comprehensive services and programs available for seniors. If you are in need of assistance, a Community Elder Information Specialist provided by the Rhode Island Division on Aging is available for an appointment at the Center or by a home visit (if required). Please See our newsletter for other available programs.

Community Development

Community Development programs are designed to improve the physical aspects of the North End and vicinity.

View our newsletters for information of any upcoming events, including those that have past

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Your support on programs help to make it possible for our Summer Youth Career Exploration Program which provided 15 teenagers with job experience in their career choices!

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Yohji Daquio-Braude aspiring to Professional Opera.

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Jose Argueta aspiring to be a Mechanical Engineer.