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Providence Clemente Veterans' Initiative

The Clemente Veterans’ Initiative in Providence encourages and accepts applications from all veterans, regardless of race, gender identity, service years, deployment history, disability status, or discharge status.  The course is free and seeks to serve veterans who are challenged by their transition from soldier to civilian, and who are looking for an engaged community of peers to explore great moments of history, art, philosophy and literature. 

For those who aspire to attend college in the future, the Providence Clemente Veterans’ Initiative also offers an opportunity to experience a college classroom and earn transferable college credits at no cost, and without using any VA benefits. All books and instructional materials are provided free to participants.

You can read more about Providence CVI in this article in the Providence Journal. You can meet Providence CVI graduate and discussion facilitator Sarah Bregler in this profile on our website and learn about the program's move to virtual learning here. You can hear Sarah and fellow graduate Tyrone Smith talk about the program on Trinity Rep's YouTube show, Your Half Hour Call Providence CVI was recently awarded the Innovation in the Humanities Award by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.


Spring classes begin January 21, 2021
Classes will meet on Monday/Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm

Location: All classes for Spring 2021 will take place on Zoom

Apply online here:  Providence CVI Online Application

You may also print and mail the application [application download - PDF]

Clemente Veterans’ Initiative-Providence
203 Rochambeau Avenue
Providence RI 02906

Contact: Dr. Mark Santow
Email: pvdclementevets@gmail.com
Phone: (401) 480-6664

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Thank you for applying to the Clemente Veterans’ Initiative in Providence!

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