PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced the first of a series of neighborhood school painting projects in Providence Public Schools. This on-going project series is part of Mayor Elorza’s One Providence initiative aimed at protecting and serving every resident of the city regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religion, or disability.
“Our schools are a safe place for our students and where they spend most of their time,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “It’s important that as a community, we come together and help build pride in the buildings that they walk into every day.”
Over the next two weeks, the City and the Providence Public School District will be engaging community stakeholders and neighbors to register volunteers for the first project which will take place at Charles N. Fortes Elementary school on Friday, December 30th from 10AM-2PM during winter break.
These school painting projects are aimed at increasing community involvement and engagement between the schools who serve the City’s student population daily and the neighborhoods that surround them. In addition to this first session, other schools will be selected as locations for similar neighborhood school painting projects during future school breaks and days of community service.