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/Comunidad 1 Committee meets on the [day of week] of [which months] from [what time]. Meeting locations vary – please check the event page or email us for details of a particular meeting.
As part of our Live Local, Give Local community giving campaign this holiday season, WBNA is collecting new and unwrapped toys for children ages 18 months to 13 years of age in support of West End Community Center's annual toy drive. Thank you for considering those in need in our community as you plan your holiday giving.
* 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.
Bring your gently used or new coats, gloves, hats, and scarves to WBNA through November 21. All donations go to the Buy Nothing Day Coat Exchange, which has brought coats and warm things to children and families for 21 years.
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.
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.
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