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Friday, February, 25, 2022

City of Providence Launches “Community Academy” Civic Education Program

City accepting applications for pilot program that will familiarize residents with City services Friday, February 25, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza and members of the African American Ambassadors Education Reform Subgroup today announced applications are now being accepted to participate in Providence Community Academy, a new civic education pilot program that will familiarize […]

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Wednesday, January, 05, 2022

Mayor Elorza: ARPA Ordinance Builds an Equitable, Resilient Recovery for Providence

 Proposed ARPA ordinance aligns with findings of robust community engagement process after directly engaging 1,500+ Providence residents Wednesday, January 5, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today proposed a $123,769,438 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) budget ordinance that builds an equitable, resilient recovery for Providence that aligns with the City’s COVID-19 Recovery and […]

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Tuesday, November, 09, 2021

Mayor Elorza, DESIGNxRI Launch Sixth Annual Providence Design Catalyst Program Cycle

November 9. 2021 Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined DESIGNxRI Executive Director Lisa Carnevale and 2021 Catalyst Design Program graduate Aleksandra Azbel to announce the launch of Providence Design Catalyst. The 2022 program will provide qualifying Providence-based design businesses with $150,000 in grant funding capital in amounts between $10,000 and $15,000, in addition to business mentorship and […]

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Friday, October, 15, 2021

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence City Council Members Launch COVID-19 Small Business Relief Program

City of Providence allocates $7 million of Rescue Plan funding for small business microgrants  Friday, October 15, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence City Council President John Igliozzi (ward 7), Council Finance Chair Jo-Ann Ryan (ward 5), and the Providence City Council today launched the City of Providence’s online COVID-19 Small Business […]

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Wednesday, September, 29, 2021

Mayor Elorza Announces Keith Stokes to Serve as Business and Development Director

Stokes brings extensive business and economic planning experience to role Wednesday, September 29, 2021   PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced Keith Stokes will serve as Business and Development Director for the City of Providence, starting October 12, 2021. “Keith is a person of strong character and leadership whose robust community and […]

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Tuesday, September, 28, 2021

Mayor Elorza Announces Nine Organizations Selected to Provide Year-Round Youth Jobs as Part of Anti-Violence Investments

Investments in programming will provide professional development and mentorship opportunities for Providence youth Tuesday, September 28, 2021   PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune (Ward 3), and the City’s Office of Economic Opportunity today announced that nine providers have been selected to provide year-long youth jobs as part of the City’s […]

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