ENRICHri is an inclusive, non-religious community which provides support, friendship, and guidance for homeschooling families in Southern New England and promotes homeschooling within the greater community.
ENRICHri will achieve this purpose through:
Promoting the development of a supportive homeschooling community for parents and children,
Providing opportunities for relevant, affordable, real-world learning and group homeschooling opportunities, and
Advocating for our members in the community. We are a nonprofit 501(C) 3 tax exempt organization.
ENRICHri does not discriminate based on race, gender, age, sexual orientation, faith,
home education philosophy or methodology, physical or other challenges.
The ENRICHri Board is comprised homeschooling parents within our membership volunteering their time. Each month our President, Vice President Secretary, Treasurer, Cooperative Directors, Special Events Coordinator, and Member at Large, gather to manage the organization.
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Marcia lives in Riverside, RI with her husband Bryan, her 3 boys, and 2 cats. Marcia works as a Registered Dietitian and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Education. She grew up in Warren, RI, then after living in Maine for 9 years, moved back to RI to be closer to family. They decided to homeschool and joined ENRICHri in 2014.
One of her children has autism and Marcia is very active with autism awareness and fundraising with the RI Autism Project.
Her parents own Frerichs Farm in Warren, RI and while growing up on a farm,
she has learned the value of hard work and the importance of cooperation.
Marcia enjoys taking trips with her family and watching her boys experience life and new adventures. She and Bryan have a strong sense of community and are excited to help further promote ENRICHri’s values and mission.
Cooperative Director: ENRICHri at the Pawtucket Boys and Girls Club
Stacey Gorbachev is the Program Director at the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket. Her position is to oversee and Director our programming at the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket. She has had past positions on the ENRICHri Board, plus always volunteers for special events and is a frequent teacher in our cooperative program. Stacey is a small business owner and is currently homeschooling her two children in Pawtucket with her husband, cat, and dog. Her small business knowledge and extensive experience will be an asset to the ENRICHri Board and in her position as the Program Director at the Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club.
Emily is new to the area and to homeschooling, but is excited to tackle these new adventures. Emily is from Pittsburgh, but has lived in New England for the past 16 years. Her professional background is in training coordination and event planning. But her passion is volunteering, and she’s glad to find a role in ENRICHri that could use her behind-the-scenes application support experience.
She lives in Rehoboth with her husband and her two kids.
Coventry Cooperative Director
Assistant Director of the Coventry Co-Op
Beth is a music educator and taught in the public school system until her eldest turned one. She continues to teach privately, perform with a local community concert band, and continues to maintain her K-12 Rhode Island Music Teacher Certification. Beth enjoys reading, creating music, attending concerts, evenings at the beach, sampling and brewing craft beer, and making sweet memories with her family.
Honored to be working with the Coventry Co-op as Assistant Director, Beth is looking forward to working with members as the group continues to grow and encourage one another.
Lara is a strong advocate of lifelong learning. She is excited to help to connect ENRICHri members from across the state in family learning opportunities. In addition to homeschooling her two children, she is on the anthropology faculty at Bridgewater State University. Lara grew up in RI, attended Providence College for a BA in biology, and then moved to Connecticut to complete her PhD in medical anthropology. She has a varied work background from tutoring elementary students to surgical research to program evaluation for health and education initiatives. She returned to RI to be closer to her family and shortly thereafter started a branch of her own! Now many of her happiest days include learning next to her kids and oftentimes from them!