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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: email@example.com
- Elmwood Neighborhood Association: karen_ena@earthli
- Elmwood Business and Community Association: karen_ena@earthli
- Friends of Peace and Plenty Park: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Friends of Knight Memorial Library: email@example.com
- Trash and Recycling Task Force: cerayner@stanfordalumni
- Triangle of Reservoir Neighborhood Association: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Washington Park Neighborhood Association: email@example.com
- 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
- 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?
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.
- Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island
- Genesis Center
- Higher Ground International
- Serve Rhode Island
BOOK SALE Volunteers
Be a part of a team in a festive outdoor environment to help raise money for a deserving library. Beginning on Wednesday, July 5, The Friends of Knight Memorial Library BOOK SALE will be joining Sankofa Farmers Market on the lawn of Knight Memorial Library. Duties include setting up sale tables, merchandising/ selling books to patrons, breaking down and other duties as needed. This project runs untilOctober 25 but you do not have to commit for the entire duration of the market.
Contact: Doug Victor at 401-467-2625
Tutors for Summer Tutoring Program
Providence Community Library
Important Volunteer Opportunity at Knight Memorial Library (275 Elmwood Ave Providence)
Tutoring and mentoring children ages 10 – 12 to be successful in school.
Under the guidance of certified teachers, work on BASIC Math & Literacy skills.
Knight Memorial Library (275 Elmwood Ave Providence)
July 5 – August 10 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
9AM – 10:30 Math
10:30 – 12:00 Literacy
12:00 – 1:30 Chaperone short walk to Bucklin Park for lunch & swimming
Can you volunteer 6 or more days with us?
This could be the best part of your summer!!!
Sue Greenfield, Program Coordinator
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.