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ONE Neighborhood Builders shows the path forward in solutions to the affordable housing crisis

ConvergenceRI — By Richard Asinof — If Providence had its own home-grown breakfast cereal to celebrate its champions of place-based development, one of the faces on the inaugural cereal boxes would no doubt be Jennifer Hawkins, the executive director of ONE Neighborhood Builders, who in the last few years has stewarded a series of remarkable achievements and tangible results. CLICK TO READ MORE
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July 26, 2021
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Central Providence Health Equity Zone awards $399K to 16 organizations

Providence Business News — Sixteen organizations have received a combined $399,085 in grants from the Central Providence Health Equity Zone, convened by ONE Neighborhood Builders, the organization announced Monday. The grants, which provided up to $35,000 in funding each, will support a range of initiatives to help residents learn new skills, offer civic education and leadership training and tutor and mentor students. CLICK TO READ MORE
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June 22, 2021
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MISSING MIDDLE: R.I. focuses on finding housing for people who fall between low, high income

By Mary MacDonald Published June 11, 2021, 4 a.m. Providence Business News   Certified nursing assistant Virginia Burdick works two jobs so she can afford the rent for her cramped, two-bedroom apartment in South Kingstown. Her daughter, 9, and son, 14, have never had their own rooms. She makes too much to qualify for state assistance but not so much to live comfortably. “If I don’t work my other job, I’m just barely cutting it,” said Burdick, 30. “I make too much for health insurance. I make too much for food stamps. I make too much for child care assistance. I…
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June 11, 2021
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SEG and ONE Neighborhood Builders open small-business center in Olneyville

By PBN Staff Published June 4, 2021, 1:24 p.m. Providence Business News PROVIDENCE – A new small-business support center at 222 Manton Ave. opened on Thursday. The center, a collaboration between ONE Neighborhood Builders and Social Enterprise Greenhouse, will provide small-business owners access to resources to grow and launch their business. The center, located in the city’s Olneyville neighborhood, will provide access to SEG’s network of business experts, programs and services, free internet and use of computers, technology training and advising, one-on-one support, workshops and community events, and resources to connect individuals to economic and workforce development opportunities. “When our storefront…
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Small business support center opens in Providence

Social Enterprise Greenhouse and ONE Neighborhood Builders say the new center will offer resources to help small business owners launch and thrive in Rhode Island By Edward Fitzpatrick Published June 3, 2021, 9:57 a.m. The Boston Globe PROVIDENCE — The Social Enterprise Greenhouse and ONE Neighborhood Builders on Thursday announced the opening of a local business support center at 222 Manton Ave. The business center will serve as “a collaborative, one-stop shop where individuals and small business owners can easily find the resources and support they need to launch and grow their businesses,” the groups said. The center welcomes all…
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Community Networks: Neighborhood-Wide Free Wi-Fi Network Gearing Up For Expansion

Jennifer Hawkins, executive director of ONE Neighborhood Builders, spoke to Maren Machles with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance about ONE|NB Connects, the free community WiFi network that ONE|NB has developed in Olneyville.  Community Networks is a project of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Thursday, April 15, 2021 | Posted by Maren Machles While the day after Turkey Day is one of carb hangovers and movie marathons for many Americans across the country, on that cold day in November 2020, for the Providence, Rhode Island-based nonprofit One Neighborhood Builders (ONB), it was a day of celebration. A seven-car parade rounded the…
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April 15, 2021