Rally for Excel Academy Rhode Island and Achievement First

Co-location Lease with Achievement First Up For Review with Providence City Council

Achievement First and Excel Academy are high-quality, tuition-free charter public schools that are open to all students.

Together, we are seeking approval from the Providence City Council to lease a historic building, allowing our two schools to co-locate in the former Carl G. Lauro school building in Providence and provide many more students the opportunity to attend our schools.

The Providence City Council Finance Committee with meet to vote on approval of the lease on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 5:30PM.

Join Us at City Hall to Show Your Support!

Tuesday, June 4th
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Providence City Hall, 25 Dorrance St, Providence, RI 02903 
Dinner, parking, and t-shirts will be provided

Free Parking is Available

Rally attendees can park for free:

The Civic Center Garage
165 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903

Instructions for free parking:

  • Enter the garage on the Washington Street side, and take a ticket when you enter.
  • You will have to hit “accept charge” to receive a ticket.
  • Once you park, exit on the Washington Street side and turn left towards City Hall. City Hall is on the same street about .20 miles up on the right.
  • Please find Jill once you are at City Hall, she will give you a unique validation code to exit the garage.
  • When you leave the garage you will scan your original ticket, and then when it asks you for payment, you will scan the validation barcode provided to you.

Uber Credit for Rides to the Rally

A code is available for families to use a $25 ride credit for rides to and from locations within 0.75 miles of Providence City Hall on 6/4 from 3 – 6:30 PM. Please contact Estevan Puerta (epuerta@excelacademy.org) for information if you need a code or assistance. 


  • Download and open the Uber app
  • Click on the “account” icon
  • Click on your “wallet”
  • Scroll down, under the Vouchers heading, click on “+Add voucher code”
  • Enter code from Excel. If you need the code, please contact Estevan Puerta epuerta@excelacademy.org
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Exceptional track record for post-secondary success

High family satisfaction and student retention

Rigorous, inclusive, and supportive learning environments