risd | Project Open Door

Project Open Door (POD), a college access program for urban teens, is housed in the Rhode Island School of Design’s Department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design.  POD supports not only the artistic development of students attending public high schools in Rhode Island's urban core cities of Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket but also their access to and retention in higher education, increasing their chances to succeed in art and design. 


Project Open Door has a dual mission: (1) to increase access to high-quality arts learning and careers in art and design for under-served Rhode Island teens, and (2) to provide a learning community education platform for RISD students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

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