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.

401 Gives by the United Way Begins April 1, 2021

This state-wide day of giving, powered by the United Way, will help support non-profit organizations throughout Rhode Island, including Ocean Tides!

To our many friends, we thank you for your support and donations over the years. We hope you will join donors throughout Rhode Island on April 1. We also ask that you invite others you know to support us in our mission of teaching minds, touching hearts, and transforming the lives of young men who need the help of a Christian Brothers Lasallian education!

You can also check out our 401Gives online page to learn more and to give on Thursday, April 1, 2021

Click here to visit our page!

DID YOU KNOW there are a number of great initiatives and gift matches this year thanks to 401Gives? If you’re planning to give a gift one of the easiest ways to double your gift is with the Rhode Island Foundation sponsored Early Bird Match! Starting at 6:00 a.m. on April 1, the first $50,000 will be matched by the Rhode Island Foundation. The maximum match per donor, per nonprofit, is $500.00 when you donate online! Check out all of the 401Gives initiatives this year, every little bit helps!

3rd Annual RI Lasallian Child Welfare Conference POSTPONED!!

A future date will be announced shortly – likely in July or August

There will be no event at Christian Brothers Center, Narragansett, RI

Tides Family Services and Ocean Tides, Christian Brother/Lasallian Youth and Family Serving Agencies in Rhodes Island, are pleased to announce our third annual professional development opportunity for the care givers in our programs as well as for our friends and colleagues in Rhode Island. Please save the date.

Keynote Presentations

Return on Investment for Child Welfare Investment Dr. Jonathan Heufner, PhD Boys Town Child and Family Translational Research Center

Trauma Informed Care, From Informed, To Care, To Outcomes for Young People Dan Rhoton and young people involved in training others HopeWorks, Camden NJ

Using Data Collection and Research to Inform Practice at the Provider Level Dr. Judy VanWyk, PhD University of Rhode Island

Program will also include: a single breakout session with additional workshops, continental breakfast, lunch and networking social

Registration: $25; Request to provide CEU’s in process. Download the registration flyer now!