Broadband Access is a Health and Social Justice Issue — Episode 437 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast

by Ry Marcattilio-McCracken Jennifer Hawkins, President and Executive Director of ONE|NB and Christopher Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self Reliance discuss the Olneyville neighborhood, situated on the west side of Providence, and how significant health disparities in that community led ONE|NB to jump into action over the summer to build...
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Free Community Wi-Fi as a Health Imperative in One Providence, Rhode Island Neighborhood

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Thu, November 12, 2020 |  by Ry Marcattilio-McCracken Originally posted on November 12, 2020 at When the pandemic hit American shores this past spring and cities around the country began to practice social distancing procedures, Rhode Island-based nonprofit One Neighborhood Builders (ONB) Executive Director Jennifer Hawkins quickly realized that…

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Hiring For Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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One metric for evaluating an organization’s commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion is the proportion of staff who reflect the community that the organization serves. A further step is evaluating the proportion of the leadership team (staff and board of directors) that are diverse. ONE|NB works across Greater Providence, but…

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Neighborhood News: Affordable Housing in Fox Point, Fate of the Columbus Statue, Firebox Restoration Project & New Trees for Washington Park

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Quality affordable housing proposed for Lower Fox Point The Fox Point Neighborhood Association recently endorsed a $23 million mixed-use development proposed for Parcel 9 of I-195 land, located in lower Fox Point just south of Wickenden Street, near the Our Lady of the Rosary Church. The “Ernestina” project, which was submitted for…

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