ONE|NB President and Executive Director Jennifer Hawkins speaks about the release of the Central Providence Roadmap. (WJAR)
(WJAR) — A housing nonprofit released on Monday a community vision for the neighborhoods of central Providence.
ONE Neighborhood Builders released the Central Providence Roadmap, which seeks to outline a shared community vision for the nine neighborhoods of central Providence.
The organization says the roadmap was made with the help of 60 community organizations, leaders, and residents in those neighborhoods.
“Too many of our neighbors in Central Providence have been held back because of community-level conditions that are rooted in structural racism. These barriers can deny families access to quality education, affordable housing, good jobs, and adequate health care. Residents and organizations have been working for decades to remove these barriers. This collective effort represents an approach for bringing folks together and aligning on the overall strategy and mission,” said Jennifer Hawkins, ONE|NB President and Executive Director in a statement.