Buy Fresh Local Produce
We’d like this site to be the most comprehensive portal of the South Providence neighborhoods of RI. To do that we need you! So please…
- Enter your community organization’s SouthPVD events: visit our calendar and click the “post your event” button.
- Send us local content: organization links, news, links & info you think would enhance and strengthen this site.
All content submitted will be reviewed and considered for posting.
Crime Watch Organizations
South Providence Neighborhood Crime Watch: Doug Victor – Chair
- Peace Street
Michelle Walker – Chair
- Reservoir Triangle
Robert Roccio – Chair
- South Elmwood
Eleanor Borges – Chair
Join a Community Group
- South Providence Neighborhood Association: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Elmwood Neighborhood Association: karen_ena@earthli
- Elmwood Business and Community Association: karen_ena@earthli
- Friends of Peace and Plenty Park: email@example.com
- Friends of Knight Memorial Library: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Trash and Recycling Task Force: cerayner@stanfordalumni
- Triangle of Reservoir Neighborhood Association: email@example.com
- Washington Park Neighborhood Association: firstname.lastname@example.org
Providence City Walk Street Team Opportunity
Since last month, the City Walk planning team started putting together some preliminary design concepts for Phase 1 and attended the Sowing Place Holiday Market at Southside Cultural Center to talk to people about City Walk. In addition to the Holiday Market, Street Team members will be attending various other community events throughout the next year to keep community members in the loop about City Walk and to bring your ideas and concerns back to the project team.
Phase 1 Design Work
We look forward to sharing phase 1 design concepts with you in early 2018. Phase 1 includes Clifford Street in Downtown, the Clifford Street bridge over I-95, and Pine and Friendship streets between I-95 and Broad Street. The project team will be attending several neighborhood group meetings in January and February to discuss the concepts with community members and gather feedback. We are also planning to discuss the design concepts at the Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission meeting in January or February. Stay tuned for more information about those opportunities.
Street Team Application
City Walk Street Team applications will be accepted until January 15th. This is a part-time position with approximately 40 flexible hours total over the next year or so, mostly on evenings and weekends. Read more about the position here and either consider filling out this application form yourself or sharing it with someone you think would be a good fit. If you have any questions, please contact Alex at email@example.com or 401-680-8522.
- Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment
- I’m Your Neighbor Books
- Refugee Rights Toolkit – Amnesty International USA
- State of Rhode Island Refugee Assistance Program
Immigration & Citizenship
- About DACA and Employment
- Civics Questions and Answers for the Naturalization Test
- Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island: Citizenship & Immigration Services
- Rhode Island Family Learning Initiative
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence: Immigration & Refugee Services
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Application Support Center for Rhode Island
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Rhode Island – Providence Field Office
Find Your Own Family’s Immigrant Story
- FamilySearch.org: Rhode Island Emigration and Immigration
- Providence Public Library: Genealogy
- Rhode Island Genealogical Society
- Rhode Island Historical Society: Research
Learn the importance of recycling as well as which items should be recycled and how to dispose of non-recyclables.
SustainPVD is Mayor Elorza’s community-wide sustainability initiative to make Providence a greener, healthier, more livable city. Get a free energy assessment, plant a tree, and more…
PPP provides support and resources for volunteer groups that make their neighborhood parks into thriving green spaces. Through PPP, groups are encouraged and supported to work collaboratively with the city and the Parks Department. Join a group to help take care of your local public park. Or start a group of your own!
SCLT provides access to land, education and other resources so people in Rhode Island can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways. SCLT manages numerous community gardens in South Providence, and holds classes and training for new farmers. Look for the Urban Ag Kickoff in April, as well as the Annual Rare & Unusual Plant Sale in May. SCLT’s website contains a wealth of agricultural information for all residents.
Community gardens empower individuals to impact local food systems, while finding personal reward in gardening shared spaces. This is a list of the community gardens in South Providence, as well as other parts of the city. Why not apply for a plot of your own?
The Providence Neighborhood Planting Program (PNPP) is a street tree planting partnership between the Mary Elizabeth Sharpe Providence Neighborhood Planting Program Fund, the City of Providence, and the residents of Providence. We provide free street trees to Providence residents through our Neighborhood Street Tree Planting Awards
South Providence Library Seed Exchange
The seed exchange at South Providence Library (441 Prairie Ave, 02905 / 401-467-2619) hosts flower and food seeds free for anyone in the community to take, with the aim of promoting gardening knowledge and appreciation for plants that provide personal value. The exchange is always looking for donations of seeds. Heritage, native, and local seeds are especially desired. Please call the library for more information.
Save money on your electricity bills, take advantage of federal tax credits and incentives for solar, increase the value of your home.
Support the local clean energy economy by creating local jobs.
Reduce your carbon foot and help Providence become a carbon neutral City, protecting the environment and public health.
- Amos House Soup Kitchen
- Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island
- Genesis Center
- Meeting Street
- Higher Ground International
- Save the Bay
- Serve Rhode Island
Volunteer: English as Second Language Tutor
Location: South Providence Library; 441 Prairie Avenue, Providence, RI 02905
Job Duties: Assist children and teens, whose first language is not English, to continue developing their reading and speaking skills during July and August.
Skills needed: Proficient in speaking and reading English
Days/time: Set your own schedule during open hours of South Providence Library – Mon, Thu, Fri 1:00-6:00; Tue 1:00-8:00, Wed 9:00-5:30; Sat 10:00-6:00.
Required: Background check, RI Office of Attorney General
Contact Edilberta Trejo, Youth Services Specialist, South Providence Library; 401-467-2619
BOOK SALE Volunteers
Be a part of a team to help raise money for a deserving library. The Friends of Knight Memorial Library BOOK SALE will be running book sales on Saturdays with set up on Friday mornings. Duties include setting up sale tables, merchandising/ selling books to patrons, breaking down and other duties as needed. Knight Memorial Library is located on Elmwood Avenue in Providence.
Contact: Doug Victor at firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOK SHELF PROJECT Manager
Be a part of a growing team of volunteers at the Friends of Knight Memorial Library’s BOOK SALE! This position will manage and develop the existing BOOK SHELF PROJECT where books are kept in the reader stream by being placed in community settings. Requires excellent organizational skills, an engaging style, people skills and an ability to self-direct. You will work and report to the Friend’s BOOK SALE Manager to develop this new and exciting part time position. Hours flexible. A car is recommended. Spanish fluency is helpful.
Contact: Doug Victor at email@example.com
Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island classes
Located in Trinity Square
Tai Chi Saturdays 10:00 – 11:30
Prime Action Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30
Want to become a teaching artist?
Contact yon Tande at 401-228-3630 or firstname.lastname@example.org