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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

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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 or 401-680-8522.

Welcoming Refugees

Immigration & Citizenship

Find Your Own Family’s Immigrant Story

Sustainability & Environment

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…

Partnership for Providence Parks

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!

Southside Community Landtrust

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

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?

Providence Neighborhood Planting Program

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.

Go Solar Providence

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.


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


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

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

Prime Action
Prime Action is a contemporary form based in African Diasporic and modern dance traditions that work towards enlivening a presence of be-ing in the body. The class incorporates floor work to develop an agile and responsive central column through the activation and articulation of the pelvis, torso (spine/rib cage), neck and head. Standing center focuses on the coordination and strengthening of the extremities with exercises for the hands and arms, legs and feet. Traveling work integrates various elements of floor and center work with progressive movements, phrases, and improvisational explorations. Finally, Phrase work brings together all technical components into choreographic phrase work that encourages mind/body/spirit expressivity.