Community One|Uno Comunidad
Purpose: To work as a community to maintain diversity and prevent socioeconomic displacement in our neighborhood by providing a forum for sharing information, connecting neighbors, promoting activities, and fostering civic involvement.
Community One / Uno Comunidad Committee meets as part of WBNA Neighborhood Nights on the first Tuesday of each month at West Broadway Middle School on Bainbridge Avenue. The meetings run from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The C1C breakout session will be from 7:00 to 8:00 following the general meeting. Child care, food and translation services will be provided.
Join us for an important conversation led by Annette Bourne, Research & Policy Director of HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University, about the cost of housing in Rhode Island and how it impacts our community and economy. This presentation is followed by meetings of all WBNA Committees, which are open to everyone. Free food, child care and Spanish translation. ALL ARE WELCOME.
WBNA's 5th Annual Conversation with our Elected Officials had a great showing of neighbors who asked questions and heard directly from state legislators about wide-ranging topics such as reproductive rights and gun control, funding for public school facilities, and rent control.
2018 is a planning year for the WBNA, and we want to hear from you to make sure we get it right. Learn more about our strategic planning process that will guide WBNA's work and goals for the next five years, and how to get involved.
Our first Neighborhood Night had a great turnout, and featured a presentation of Providence's new bike share system by city planner and neighbor Alex Ellis, an introduction to WBNA Committees, and lots of friendly energy.
Introducing Neighborhood Nights, an all-in-one community meeting where neighbors come together to explore a planned topic or issue, check out a WBNA committee, and/or play basketball at open gym! This new monthly gathering is an easy way to get to know WBNA and your neighbors with free food, childcare, and Spanish translation.
WBNA is seeking a local, income-qualified family with children (one must be under the age of 6) for our 3 bedroom rental apartment at 1192 Westminster.
WBNA's collaboration with House of Hope to create a summer pilot outreach program in Dexter Training Ground has expanded to offer training to west side neighbors who wish to help assist individuals in the park who are homeless or housing insecure.
* PAST EVENTS *
Join us for our regular meeting of Community/Comunidad 1, a place to share ideas and to work on initiatives related to inclusivity, gentrification, and maintaining diversity in the neighborhood. All are welcome. Haga clic aquí para la versión en español.
Please join Community 1 on September 21 at the Feast Church to review the actions suggested during Dr. Taino Palermo's presentation, Community Revitalization & the Role of Gentrification. We will begin by welcoming Allen Pelleman from the city of Providence Urban Planning office, who will share information about zoning that deeply impacts our community. Haga clic aquí para la versión en español.
Join us for Understanding Gentrification, a community lecture presented by Dr. Taino Palermo, hosted by the Community/Comunidad 1 Committee. Haga clic aquí para la versión en español.
OUR VISION AND VALUES
We are a volunteer committee striving to make our neighborhood a better place to live for all through a social justice first approach. Membership is not required and our meetings are open to everyone residing in or working in the West End Neighborhood.
We are responsive to our community’s needs through the relationships we build with our neighbors, neighborhood businesses and community organizations throughout Providence.
Started in 2017, we operate as a conduit to inform and empower our neighbors. Following the Spectrum of Prevention described by Dr Palermo in a presentation he gave on August 17, 2017, we are focusing our initial efforts on community education and empowering individuals.
OUR Current focus
- Organize bilingual presentations by experts in our community
- Maintain a google group and this web site
- Share information on events and opportunities to collaborate with other neighborhood organizations on issues
- Offer an opportunity for neighbors to bring forth their concerns and problems, and provide direction and connect them to resources for further investigation of these issues.
Joann Ayuso and David Stuebe