PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza will join members of the Providence City
Council, Economic Opportunity Director Brian Hull, Center for Women and Enterprise
Director for Rhode Island, Maryellen O’Mahony, and Francine Lepizzera, Workforce
Development Supervisor from Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston to announce
the launch of the PVD Self-Employment Program that will provide up to 100 unemployed
and under-employed Providence residents with the entrepreneurship training and
support necessary to allow them to start their own businesses in the City. The
program will be administered by the Center for Women and Enterprise and will offer
participants business plan development courses and foster relationships with
business mentors to create new opportunities for economic growth in Providence.