Mission Statement: The Alahverdian Center is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents in care around the world through legislative advocacy, community participation, and fighting for every child to have a permanent and safe home.
We accomplish our mission, inspired by the late Nicholas Alahverdian (1987-2020), by ensuring that municipal, provincial, and national laws guarantee the right to a safe home or living environment, public education, extra-curricular activities, and university preparation for all children and young people. It is our belief that productive citizenship starts in healthy families and mainstream classrooms, and every child should ideally spend ages 5-17 in those environments.
Free Memorial Edition of Dreading and Hoping All
New: Read the Memorial Edition of Dreading and Hoping All by Mr. Alahverdian for free, courtesy of the Internet Archive and The Alahverdian Center. The original book remains available on the Apple Bookstore.
To learn more about what Mr. Alahverdian suffered in DCYF care in Rhode Island before being exiled to Nebraska and Florida,
read the lawsuit filed in federal court, written by the Plaintiff himself.
Links of Interest
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Highlights from the Archive
Dreading and Hoping All on the Internet Archive (free e-book. published 2019)
News archive on Mr. Alahverdian with articles from 2002-2020
Governor Raimondo and Speaker Mattiello ignore child abuse and deaths at DCYF – October 21, 2018
Mr. Alahverdian’s April 2017 Providence Journal op-ed on DCYF “
DCYF workers need help to protect children”
September 2012 Press Conference with Reps. Doreen Costa and Michael Chippendale
“Out of State and Out of Mind” by Bob Kerr, The Providence Journal – February 27, 2011
Remembering Mr. Alahverdian
Memorials and condolences
House of Representatives
Resolution Offering Condolences on the Passing of Mr. Alahverdian
Washington Times report on death of Mr. Alahverdian
Final interview with Mr. Alahverdian prior to his death given to Wpro Radio