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Mayor Elorza to Host Earth Day Activities in Providence

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:18:28 +0000

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Fifth annual Earth Day celebration and spring clean-up program to take place Saturday, April 22

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that the City of Providence will be hosting its fifth annual city-wide celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Earth Day activities are dedicated to cleaning up green spaces and neighborhoods and celebrating the community groups that make Providence's public spaces vibrant.

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Providence Office of Economic Opportunity Creates Innovative Partnerships to Increase Community Impact

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:17:18 +0000

Monday, April 17, 2017

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined elected officials, Director of Economic Opportunity Brian Hull, representatives from Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston (WSPC), OpenDoors Executive Director Sol Rodriquez, Providence Housing Authority Executive Director Paul J. Tavares, and Providence Public Safety officials to highlight the RHODES to Employment Program managed by OpenDoors.

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Mayor Elorza Announces Expanded Investments along Broad Street Corridor

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:20:00 +0000

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Highlights $4.3 million in funding for revitalization including bike & pedestrian safety improvements, cultural tourism initiatives

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Mayor Elorza Announces Expanded Summer Employment Opportunities for Youth

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:09:10 +0000

Monday, April 10, 2017

Over 1,000 jobs to be offered summer 2017, an increase of close to 40% from 2016

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined elected officials, Recreation Director Michael Stephens, Economic Opportunity Director Brian Hull, AS220 Artistic Director Shey Rivera, and community partners to announce expanded summer employment opportunities for Providence youth. In summer 2017, the City will offer more than 1,000 summer jobs, an increase of close to 40% from 2016.

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PVDFest Returns for Third Year with Off the Wall Programming

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:47:38 +0000

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

PVDFest will bring four days of art, music and more to the streets of Providence, June 1- 4, 2017

City of Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and Founding Partner FirstWorks announced PVDFest, Providence's signature art festival, will return for its third edition June 1- 4, 2017. During the four-day event artists and performers from around the globe and just around the corner will descend upon Providence for a multicultural and multidimensional celebration of artistic expression.

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Mayor Elorza’s Advisory Council to Reduce Gun Violence Releases First Annual Report

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:50:24 +0000

Monday, March 27, 2017

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced the release of the Advisory Council to Reduce Gun Violence's inaugural report. The executive report outlines gun violence trends and presents recommendations to further reduce violence within the City of Providence.

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Mayor Elorza Announces Expanded Summer Learning Opportunities

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:37:30 +0000

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mayor Jorge Elorza announced today that Providence's Summer of Learning initiative will continue with expanded summer learning opportunities for 2017. Joined by partners from the Providence Public School District (PPSD), Breakthrough Providence, The BELL (Building Education Leaders for Life) Foundation, PASA (Providence After School Alliance), Generation Teach and students to announce this year's expanded summer learning opportunities for Providence students.

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Mayor Elorza Joins Mayors’ Nationwide Effort Supporting Immigrant Communities

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:47:04 +0000

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Proclaims March 21, 2017 Immigration Day of Action in the City of Providence

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Mayor Elorza Hosts St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at City Hall featuring Traditional Irish Music and Dance

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:17:31 +0000

Friday, March 17, 2017

Traditional Irish music and dance filled Providence City Hall today as Mayor Jorge O. Elorza hosted this year's annual St. Patrick's Day celebration.

"Every year, the St. Patrick's Day celebration proves to be one of the most popular and beloved traditions held at City Hall," said Mayor Elorza. "I am proud to continue to honor the Irish-American heritage that has helped build the vibrant city that we have today."

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Mayor Elorza Announces Bradford Scholarship for Providence Students

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:39:00 +0000

Friday, March 17, 2017

New book scholarship provides $70K a year to help students with financial need attain a college education

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined members of the City Council, Superintendent Chris Maher, Providence School Board members, Providence Public School District officials, and students at Classical High School to announce the Edward Hinkling Bradford Scholarship. The book scholarship aims to assist Providence public school and public charter school students pursuing a college education who demonstrate financial need through individual $750 awards.

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