Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Providence City Councilman Oscar Vargas (Ward 15), Senator Frank A. Ciccone, III (Dist. 7, Providence, North Providence), Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Angélica Infante-Green, Providence Public Schools Superintendent Javier Montañez, Providence Public Property Director Demo Roberts and community members to break ground on a $21 million renovation project for William D’Abate Elementary School. Once complete, the renovated D’Abate School project will feature kindergarten through grade 5 classrooms, common learning areas, collaborative workrooms and learning studios.
Today, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza vetoed City Council Resolution 37640, "Forwarding Ballot Questions to the Secretary of State for placement on the November Ballot". This resolution outlines 10 recommended changes to the Providence Home Rule Charter, including the recommendation to create a hybrid school board.
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Executive Director of Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island Kathy Cloutier, Latino Policy Institute Executive Director Marcela Betancur, Providence resident Rayanny Thornton, and community members today announced the launch of an Immigration Legal Assistance and COVID-19 Recovery Program. The program will provide immigration-focused legal services to foreign-born Providence residents seeking U.S. citizenship or renewal of lawful immigrant status, as well as connect individuals with community organizations and public agencies providing additional services, benefits and a variety of basic needs.
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza joined Commissioner of Public Safety Steven M. Pare, Assistant Chief of Administration Derek M. Silva, RIDE Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green, Providence Public School Superintendent Dr. Javier Montañez, Junior Achievement of Rhode Island President Lee Lewis, and Deputy Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity Kadeem Leslie for a tour of Providence's first-ever Student Firefighter Academy.
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The City of Providence is currently booking available appointments for upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in Providence. Appointments are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Vaccines are available to anyone regardless of immigration status. Additionally, they are offered at no cost and no insurance is required. Learn about upcoming clinics here!
EAT PLAY LEARN
EAT PLAY LEARN PVD is a nationally recognized initiative that provides our kids and families with access to healthy food, outdoor play, skill-building, and creative engagement all summer long!
PVD Rescue Plan
Over the next three years, Providence will receive $166 million dollars from the U.S. Treasury to make a historic, transformative investment in our City’s future. Rescue Plan funds can be used to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impacts. Learn how you can apply for funding opportunities or engage in the City's Rescue Plan here.
Read A Matter of Truth
In March 2021, Mayor Elorza joined local historians and community members to announce the African American Ambassadors Group (AAAG) Truth-Telling report: A Matter of Truth. The report includes a comprehensive analysis of the role of the City of Providence and State of Rhode Island in supporting a “separate and unequal” existence for African heritage, Indigenous, and people of color.