About Our Program

Lifespan Workforce and Youth Development offers practical work experience, mentorship under professional career experts, training and education strategies. 

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Meet the Lifespan Workforce Development team

Lifespan Workforce Development provides the opportunitiesinspiration and education to help you find your career in health care.

We offer various youth development and employment programs that serve different career interests. Explore all of the opportunities and find one that works for you.

Adult and Youth Workforce Employment Programs

Project SEARCH

Project Search is for those currently eligible to receive services from the Rhode Island Office of Rehabilitation Services and/or eligible to receive services from the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals and are ages 21 and older.

Contact: Willie Borkai, 401-444-8490, willie.borkai@Lifespan.org

Summer Radiologic Technologist Assistant Program

The Summer Radiologic Technologist Assistant (SRTA) Program operates as part of the Summer Youth Employment Program. The SRTA program provides education on basic skills, competencies, and safety to prepare students for positions in clinical departments in diagnostic imaging. A radiologic technologist assistant (TA) provides support to the radiologic technologist and imaging department.

Contact: Quinneil Simmons, syeapplications@gmail.com
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Summer Youth Employment Program

Lifespan's program is designed to promote career exploration and youth development. The program offers an eight-week paid summer employment experience at a Lifespan hospital or Lifespan Corporate Services for teens 16 to 19 years old.

Contact: Willie Borkai, syeapplications@gmail.com
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Workforce Solutions, Training and Teamwork (STAT) Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program

Workforce STAT features a series of interconnected educational training and support services for those ages 18 and older. The program was designed by and for Rhode Island’s growing health care industry and will meet health care industry needs by transforming, in an accelerated manner, a group of unemployed and underemployed entry-level Rhode Islanders into a prepared, well-qualified certified nursing assistant (CNA) workforce to care for patients.

Contact: Quinneil Simmons, workforcestat@gmail.com
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Youth CNAs, The Seacole Scholars Program

The Seacole Scholars Program, named for pioneering nurse Mary Seacole, is a summer employment opportunity for high school students, ages 16 to 21, who have their Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) licenses. This program is run by Rhode Island Hospital's nursing department and operates as part of the Lifespan Summer Employment Program.

Contact: Quinneil Simmons, syeapplications@gmail.com
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Year Up 

Year Up is a one-year intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18 to 24, a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, corporate internships and professional support.

Contact: Willie Borkai, 401-444-8490, willie.borkai@Lifespan.org
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Youth Educational and Development Programs

Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment (BRYTE)
Contact: brown.refugee.tutoring@gmail.com
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Careers in Health Exploration Day
Contact: Lisa Coble, 401-845-1635, lcoble@Lifespan.org

Computer Science for Rhode Island (CS4RI)
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Groundhog Job Shadow Day
Contact: Robin Zaman, 401-444-8009, rzaman@lifespan.org

Lifespan Mentoring Program
Contact: Robin Zaman, 401-444-8009, rzaman@lifespan.org

The Miriam Hospital Community Investment Grants
Contact: Monica Anderson, 401-793-3157, manderson5@Lifespan.org

Newport Met School Internship Program
Contact: Lisa Coble, 401-845-1635, lcoble@Lifespan.org

Power Lunch Reading Program
Contact: Robin Zaman, 401-444-8009, rzaman@lifespan.org

Salve Regina University Service Advocates Program
Contact: Lisa Coble, 401-845-1635, lcoble@Lifespan.org
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Young Doctors Club
Contact: Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex, 401-456-1781

Adrianne Walsh, volunteer services manager, explains the impact hospital volunteers have on our patients.

Prepare for Your Career and Volunteer

When you volunteer you are giving something back to your community by lending a helping hand to people and organizations. What you may not realize is that volunteering also benefits you as an individual. There are many good reasons to get involved in the community, including learning something about yourself. Lifespan offers volunteer opportunities for both teens and adults.

If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, Lifespan is the place to visit. Youth are especially encouraged to volunteer during high school and college. Volunteering will earn you references that can help with your job search, and college application process. The skills you gain during an internship will also be beneficial in your future career.

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