PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced the first of a series of
neighborhood school painting projects in Providence Public Schools. This on-going
project series is part of Mayor Elorza’s One Providence initiative aimed at
protecting and serving every resident of the city regardless of race, ethnicity,
national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation,
religion, or disability.
«Our schools are a safe place for our students and where they spend most of their
time,» said Mayor Jorge Elorza. «It’s important that as a community, we come
together and help build pride in the buildings that they walk into every day.»
Over the next two weeks, the City and the Providence Public School District will be
engaging community stakeholders and neighbors to register volunteers for the first
project which will take place at Charles N. Fortes Elementary school on Friday,
December 30th from 10AM-2PM during winter break.
These school painting projects are aimed at increasing community involvement and
engagement between the schools who serve the City’s student population daily and the
neighborhoods that surround them. In addition to this first session, other schools
will be selected as locations for similar neighborhood school painting projects
during future school breaks and days of community service.