For 31 years, The George Wiley Center has been a grassroots agency that organizes members of the low-income community to advocate for systematic changes aimed at alleviating problems associated with poverty.
The work of the George Wiley Center is based on the belief that each person in our community is endowed with innate dignity and worth. Each deserves a decent home, adequate clothing, and nutritious food, the essential resources for intellectual and emotional development. These goals are achieved through community education and awareness and community organization and development.We are committed to forming cooperative alliances with church, business, labor, and community groups and to bringing those directly impacted by poverty into leadership roles as community change agents. Our agency holds open (free and public) membership meetings in numerous locations around Rhode Island.