Althea Graves


Althea Graves began her work as a community activist in 1972, when her mother, the late community activist Mary C. Jones, brought her to her first community event.

Althea has served on numerous boards, committees, and commissions throughout Central Providence, most notably the Providence Community Library Board of Directors, Smith Hill Community Development Corporation, Smith Hill Advocacy and Resource Partnerships (SHARP), and the Providence Community Health Centers Board of Directors. Althea is a retired educator and an outspoken supporter of healthy, inclusive, and equitable health services, education, and housing.

Her commitment to urban planning is focused on delivering programs that meet the concerns and challenges facing the community and its residents.