Brother Michael Reis, FSC

Brother Michael Reis, FSC | 1942-2023

Brother Michael Reis, FSC
Brother Michael Reis, FSC

A De La Salle Christian Brother for more than 60 years, Michael Reis, FSC was known throughout the state and beyond as a champion for children, especially at-risk young people. Brother Michael co-founded Ocean Tides in 1974 and was our first Chief Executive Officer. He would then go on to found Tides Family Services in 1983, which now serves more than 500 youth each day. The lives of youth and families that Brother Michael has touched is immeasurable, and the legacy he forged inspires Christian Brothers and Lasallian Partners daily to be compassionate advocates for young people most in need.

Remembering Brother Michael

Friday, 29 September 2023

Visitation – 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Prayer Service – 5:00 pm

Christian Brothers Center
Our Lady of the Star Chapel
635 Ocean Road
Narragansett RI 02882

Saturday, 30 September 2023

Funeral Mass – 10:30 am

Christian Brothers Center
Our Lady of the Star Chapel
635 Ocean Road
Narragansett RI 02882

Interment & Reception following

More information for Brother Michael

First Fall Fete 2022 a Wonderful Success

Our annual celebration of touching hearts, teaching minds, and transforming lives.


We are truly grateful to all of you that made our Fall fundraiser a success.

On Friday, October 21, Christian Brothers Center and Ocean Tides in Narragansett was full of energy as we celebrated Lasallian Service Award honorees Mr. Charlie Couto, Representative Marvin L. Abney, and Senator Ryan Pearson for their dedication to young people and to the staff that works with and guides them.


It was also a wonderful opportunity to thank all of you, both near and far, for your support of the necessary programming that helps our young men thrive here at Ocean Tides each day.

Special thanks to our many attendees who came out to Christian Brothers Center in Narragansett to honor and celebrate our Lasallian Service Awards recipients

Ocean Tides School Offers Two New Career Development Courses

Narragansett, RI – Ocean Tides School kicked off the 2nd semester with two new career development courses: Computer Numerical Control Machining and Video Production

CNC class

An Ocean Tides student sets up the parameters for his project.

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining class is exploring the manufacturing process in which pre-programmed computer software will dictate the movement of the cutting process. The class is co-taught by instructors Ron Giles and Rick Soderberg. Students will design and program the software, then format the machine and engage in individual cutting projects.

Video Production class

Doug Corey will instruct students on how to plan, shoot, and edit professional digital content. The students will design storyboards and be involved behind the camera, production, and talent in front of the camera.

Mr. Charles Cuoto and graduates

Internships and Graduations, Students Excel at Providence Campus

Mr. Charles Couto and graduates
Mr. Charle Couto, Principal for Ocean Tides’ Providence campus celebrates two graduating students.

Providence, RI – 2022 brought good news for many Ocean Tides students at the Providence day campus! Young men that originally thought there was no hope in graduating from high school, can now proudly say they have earned their diplomas from Ocean Tides.

Ocean Tides student in electrical class
Yaniel, seen here in electrical class, recently earned an internship.

Ocean Tides has also been working with the community to provide internships for real-world working experience. Ocean Tides Providence campus’ many different vocational offerings provide the skills needed to be adept in a trade. With internship partnerships in the community, our students can put those skills to the test in their field. Congratulations to Yaniel who was offered an internship recently with a local auto mechanics shop in Pawtucket. Added bonus is it is not far from his home, making his commute much easier, with greater opportunity for success!


Ocean Tides Celebrates Founder’s Week – 2021

Contemporary image of De La Salle from the Brothers’ administration in Rome

Each year on May 15th, we honor the Founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and Patron Saint of Teachers, St. John Baptist de La Salle. The week leading up to this special day is usually marked with activities, reflection, and honoring Brothers and Lasallian Partners for their dedication to the mission. As we continue to see signs of life returning to what we knew before the pandemic, we wanted to carve out time to recognize our amazing educators, even if we couldn’t gather as a community in person.

Monday – May 10 – Honoring our Residential Staff

Quietly working second and third shift, caring when there are less of us around, on evenings, weekends and holidays. For caring and filling in the gaps for our young men…

Tuesday – May 11 – Honoring our Social Service Staff

For being available to our young men and families so much of the time, for quietly and carefully helping young men and families manage the minefields of their lives and little by little find new ways…

Wednesday – May 12 – Honoring our Education Staff

For all the great learning, guiding, and mentoring that goes on quietly and without fanfare in your classrooms and throughout the day. For making learning relational and successful for young men who have often struggled…

Thursday – May 13 – Honoring our Administration and Support Staff

For being the stagehands, stage managers, filling in and helping with all of the things needs to make sure our caring and support of our young people and families go smoothly. For quietly getting important things done is a way that many do not even know all that goes into all we do for this mission…

Friday – May 14 – Naming a Lasallian Educator of the Year

Customarily, we honor a Lasallian that has been an exceptional educator, giving themselves fully to the service of the young men entrusted to our care. There is no way to single out one Lasallian this year. So, we celebrate all the caring adults, caring Lasallians who keep the values and the attributes of Lasallian care and education central to our work and how they approach it. This past year was only possible because of how we did so much “together and by association.” Congratulations and thank you to each one of you who shares this caring ministry and makes the lives of kids and families better each day.