The National Library Services (NLS) offers a free braille and talking books library service program for veterans and residents of the United States. By law, veterans receive preference for these library services. Veterans and residents with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical challenge that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page are eligible for special reading materials and library services. The Rhode Island Talking Books Library (TBL) provides these services to local veterans and residents with its accessible library resources. If you believe you may be eligible (Eligibility Requirements) for this program, please fill out a TBL Application Form to take advantage of the services TBL provides.
Last chance for teens 14-19 to sign up for our Culinary Academy work readiness program!
The program meets Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-5:00pm at Providence Youth Services (640 Broad Street). We still have openings and we would love to fill those positions before next week!
- Program is FREE to participants
- Ages 14-19
- Please fill out and return the application to Providence Youth Services (640 Broad St)
- ONLY 12 SPOTS available per session
- Food tasting, snacks and dinner included at every session!
- Learn resume and interview skills from industry professionals
WHEN: Begins October 16, 2017
TIME: Monday and Wednesday 3:30-5:00 PM
LOCATION: PROVIDENCE YOUTH SERVICES 640 Broad St. Providence, RI 02908 (401) 456-0604
Teens can stop by our branch to fill out or drop off the application. We will continue to accept applications until the program is full.
URI SNAP Outreach workers are in the community seven days a week to provide application assistance to Rhode Islanders. Find our weekly calendar of sites on our website www.eatbettertoday.com or reach us on the SNAP Outreach Hotline: 1-866-306-0270
If you would like request SNAP Outreach workers to visit your site to help clients apply for SNAP, or to schedule a SNAP training for your staff click here.
Each year on October 1, the federal government adjusts the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) income guidelines used to determine eligibility. Below are the 2017-2018 gross and net income guidelines for SNAP.
As a result of these changes, we’ve updated our outreach materials. Please be sure to take down any outdated materials in your location, and replace with the updated materials. You’ll find links to the documents below. If you would like to request any of our print materials, please fill out the form here, and for the complete list of available materials, click here.
SNAP Eligibility Guidelines
Recent SNAP Policy and Procedural Changes September 2017
Do you know someone that could use a little help buying food? – SNAP eligibility pamphlet
What happens next? SNAP application process booklet
SNAP Facts by Population – SNAP policy booklet
How to access case information through the DHS Automated Information line*Please note that the changes to the Automated Information line reflected in this flyer will go into effect in early October.
How to Replace an EBT Card
SNAP Outreach Display Card
Don’t miss the Providence Preservation Society’s annual Festival of Historic Houses on Saturday, June 3, which focuses on the Elmwood neighborhood this year.
A Castle for the People
Artists, performers and community groups unite for PVDFest grand finale at the Cranston Street Armory
Part of inspiration behind PVDFest is to activate Providence’s public spaces and neighborhoods – and that means all neighborhoods. That’s why after the biggest party of the year happens Downtown on Saturday, June 3, the festival will head west on Sunday, June 4 for a finale party of salsa music, food AND art trucks, and a large-scale pop-up parade / performance led by FirstWorks featured artist Daniel Bernard Roumain. We can’t think of a better way to close out the best weekend of the summer so round up your family, friends (and a blanket or lawn chair) — but first get a preview of the day’s events on the PVDFest blog:
Bocce Build Begins!
After months of planning and collaboration between neighbors and the Providence Parks Department, WBNA is excited to announce that Phase I of Bocce Courts and Chess in the Park will be underway as a special project during the Annual Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 22.
PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
2017 SUMMER EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION
This is the online application for the 2017 City of Providence Summer Employment Program
Neighborhood Sustainability Engagement
The City of Providence offers a variety of programs and services for residents and community organizations to take action to increase sustainability and resilience in their neighborhoods. For example, residents can request a street tree planting, join a Friends of Park group, or a host, a neighborhood block party. However, accessing these resources often means navigating an opaque, complex process, which. is an impediment to Providence residents .
The Neighborhood Sustainability Engagement Fellow will work with the Office of Sustainability to create a useful guide about relevant City programs to support communitydriven efforts that promote and increase sustainability throughout Providence. Specific tasks will include the following:
- Work with City staff to identify and compile programs and services that support more vibrant and sustainable neighborhoods
- Work closely with community members, activists, and leaders to identify and create the appropriate format(s) for the guide. This could include video, infographics, coloring books, pamphlets, and/or handbooks.
- Creating content for the guide. This will, among other things, likely entail working with Public Works, the Parks Department, Planning, and other City Departments to “map” and clarify the processes and requirements for each program, and to fill gaps where clear standards and procedures do not currently exist.
- Creating material to promote and distribute the final product/s.
This project provides an excellent opportunity to immerse oneself in a wide range of sustainability issues and topics from community engagement, to policy and program development, to tangible energy, waste, and transportation strategies. It will also offer an in-depth perspective and understanding of the intersection of government and community organizing; a critical frontier of creating positive change in a community. In addition, it is a chance to make a lasting and direct contribution to sustainability in Providence—and, since the goal is to develop the guide as a template so other cities could plug in their own programs and replicate the resource, an impact in other local communities as well.
Location: Office of Sustainability, City of Providence
Time commitment: 40 hours per week, June 5-August 18, 2017
Compensation: $6000 stipend
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated ability and comfort in synthesizing complex systems
- Demonstrated excellence in writing; ideally, a portfolio that includes similar types
of work (guides/outreach materials designed to clarify a complicated process to a
- The ability to listen effectively and “lead from behind”
- Experience and comfort working with a broad and diverse array of stakeholders
- Experience in graphic design and multi-media preferred but not required.
- Experience in community organizing and/or local government likewise preferred.
- Local knowledge of and experience working in Providence preferred.
- Academic background in related field/s (e.g. marketing or public relations, policy
or planning, etc).
UNHSI Sustainability program eligibility:
Graduate students, exceptional undergraduate students, and recent graduates are eligible.
We will encourage, but not require, an academic sponsor or reference for each fellow,
and where possible we will ask that course credits are awarded.
Supervision, Training, Mentoring and Evaluation
This fellow will receive supervision from Providence Sustainability Director Leah
Bamberger, as well as mentoring and extensive professional development offerings from
Fellows will be expected to participate in three MANDATORY events:
- A three-day, two-night orientation in Durham, NH, May 31st – June 2nd. Lodging
and food are provided; Fellows are responsible for any associated travel costs.
- Midterm project presentations to UNHSI staff, faculty and relevant project
partners (can be done remotely).
- A summative evaluation and feedback session at the end of their placement
Apply by February 17th at www.sustainableunh.unh.edu/sustainability-fellows