Staff & Supporters

Brandon at the Providence Flea sharing information about Dorcas International Institute and Welcoming Rhode Island.

Staff

Brandon Lozeau is the Community Relations Manager at Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science and French from the University of Massachusetts. He has a Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Political Economy from the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies and completed his thesis project on institutional development in South America as a means of promoting economic development projects through local initiatives. Brandon has taught ESL and Job Readiness classes in Rhode Island with immigrants, refugees, and low-income Rhode Islanders to help them gain skills for employment and economic self-sufficiency. Brandon lived and worked in Belgium and Korea for six years before joining DIIRI and Welcoming RI.

 

Supporters

Welcoming Rhode Island is supported by grants from The Partnership Foundation, Hassenfeld Foundation, Welcoming America, RI Senate Legislative Grant, RI Council for the Humanities (RICH) and the following individuals who believe in our work:

Welcoming Rhode Island Committee members and Providence College students at RI Heritage Day Festival 2013

Welcoming Rhode Island Committee members and Providence College students at RI Heritage Day Festival 2013

Ting Barnard

Kara Cebulko

Eric Hartman

Nicholas Longo

Cindy Mauch

Mike Norklun

Mark Saccoccio

Dan Shedd

Dr. Barbara Sylvia