RI - Genesis Center, a community-based organization that provides educational
services to immigrant, refugees, and low-income Rhode Island residents,
announces promotions for three key staff members. The new roles include Cherilyn Dyer as Student
Services Director; Tyla Pimentel as Vice President of Programs; and Bonnie
Taylor as Education Director for adult programming.
are so pleased to have experienced a period of growth that will allow us to
promote from within our organization to create a stronger team that will better
serve our community,” says Shannon Carroll, President and CEO of Genesis
Dyer completed her associate degree at Bay State College in MA, and is
currently working toward her degree in Social Work at RI College. She has
worked in adult education since 2006, and has been a member of the Genesis team
for seven years. Since beginning at Genesis, she has been instrumental in
streamlining the recruitment and enrollment processes and increasing community
outreach. She has made education and training more accessible and increased
awareness of programs through tireless coordination with her team. She is
excited about this transition and looks forward to continued work supporting
students and the community.
Pimentel, who holds a master’s degree in Education from Providence College,
joined Genesis Center’s staff as Adult Services Director in 2013. Since then,
she has worked with the Genesis team to develop and implement new job training
programs that have resulted in increased wages for program graduates. She has
increased agency resources through new partnerships and, as a grant writer, has
contributed to substantial year-over-year increases in the Center’s operating
budget. She looks forward to supporting the continued alignment of education
and training pathways for adults in the Providence area.
Taylor, who holds a master’s degree in Education from Rhode Island College, has
worked in adult education since 2009. She joined Genesis Center as a
teacher in 2011, where she demonstrated extraordinary skill in teaching adults
from all backgrounds, and in all subjects. Her deep interest in evidence-based
teaching strategies has guided her in implementing an ongoing, peer-driven
professional development program at the Center. She has contributed to the
field of adult education in RI through statewide workgroups focused on
professional development, curriculum, and educational standards. She finds her
work incredibly rewarding and looks forward to continuing her efforts to
fulfill the Genesis mission from her new position.
Center, founded 36 years ago in Providence's West End, is a multi-service
organization offering high-quality adult education, job training, support
services and early learning for low-income Rhode Islanders who want to make a
better life for themselves and their families. Today, it serves more than
800 adults and children every year from more than 35 countries. For more
information, visit www.gencenter.org.