Neighborhood Action & Crime Watch
Purpose: To create a safer, cleaner neighborhood and a stronger community through cooperation with neighbors and partnerships with city and state departments.
NACW Committee meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month, 6-8pm, during WBNA Neighborhood Night at West Broadway Middle School, 29 Bainbridge Avenue, Providence. No meetings in July or August.
Time for spring cleaning across the neighborhood at WBNA's 35th Annual Spring Cleanup and GreenUp! Make a great and visible impact on the neighborhood while getting to know your neighbors.
Be a Street Captain for the 2018 Spring Cleanup! Get to know your nearest neighbors by recruiting and organizing the cleanup on YOUR street. It's fun and easy – and we'll even throw a party for you!
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'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.
- Formalize the structure of the committee and induct standing committee members in new two year terms. Plan and execute the spring clean up.
- Plan and execute four small scale trashmob events.
- Work with Councilman Principe to install DPW maintained trash cans on Westminster Street and Broadway.
- Empower neighbors of derelict, abandoned and foreclosed homes to participate in the City Solicitor's office Receivership Program.
- Bulk purchase program for security, insurance, cameras and window locks.
- Encourage community participation at Ellery street park.
Amy Gerhard and Terry Snook