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Friday, November, 18, 2022

City of Providence Opens Nominations for Twentieth Annual MLK Hall of Fame Awards

Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy through the Work of Providence Civic Leaders Friday, November 18, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced the City of Providence is now accepting nominations for its twentieth annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This award and ceremony are powerful reminders of […]

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Thursday, August, 04, 2022

Mayor Elorza, Community Partners Announce Immigration Legal Assistance and COVID-19 Recovery Program

Dorcas International to help low-income Providence residents navigate the U.S. immigration system and available supportive programs Thursday, August 4, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – 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 […]

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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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Monday, January, 31, 2022

Mayor Elorza to Induct Three Community Leaders into the City’s Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hall of Fame

President and CEO of the 25 Bough Street development Idrees Lanre Ajakaiye, Pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Providence Rev. Howard M. Jenkins, Jr., and Vice President, Executive Director of Equity Leadership at the Rhode Island Foundation Angela Bannerman Ankoma to be Inducted Monday, January 31, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza will […]

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Thursday, January, 13, 2022

HRC Statement on legacy of Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott

Thank you, Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott for everything. The Providence Human Relations Commission would like to commend Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, a 2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hall of Fame Inductee, for her incredible commitment and effort since 2015 to make changes in the public health sphere that will reverberate for years to come. Dr. […]

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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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Monday, November, 15, 2021

City of Providence Opens Nominations for Nineteenth Annual MLK Hall of Fame Awards

Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy through the Work of Providence Civic Leaders November 15, 2021 Providence, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced the City of Providence is now accepting nominations for its nineteenth annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This award and ceremony are powerful reminders of Dr. […]

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Wednesday, December, 02, 2020

City Opens Nominations for Eighteenth Annual MLK Hall of Fame Awards

Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy Through the Work of Providence’s Community Leaders December 2, 2020 Providence, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced the City of Providence is accepting nominations for its eighteenth annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This award and ceremony are powerful reminders of Dr. King’s legacy […]

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Thursday, June, 18, 2020

PHRC Rejects City’s Lack of Accountability in Addressing Violence Against Black Communities

Anti-Racism Committee to Work with Community to Reverse Harm (PROVIDENCE, RI) – On Thursday, June 18th, the Providence Human Relations Commission (PHRC) will be hosting the first of ongoing Anti-Racism Committee Hearings starting at 5pm on Zoom. The Committee was formed in response to heightened awareness of the systemic violence against the black community and […]

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