The Nicholas Alahverdian Center

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

Nicholas Alahverdian, 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

Visit The Alahverdian Center on:

Barnes & Noble
Everloved memorial page
Apple Bookstore

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

Report: 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