SHCDC strives to enrich the lives of area residents by providing opportunities to get involved at a grass roots level, by offering youth activities, though issue advocacy and the distribution of important information. All these activities serve to enrich the lives of our community members.
Our current outreach initiatives include the following areas:
YouthRAP, a Rhode Island Housing sponsored youth program.
Rec Night is a unique initiative of the Smith Hill CDC, The Nonviolence Institute, Providence College and the Providence Department of Parks and Recreation designed to provide at-risk youth in our a community a chance to engage in positive recreational activity with caring adult role-models. Community volunteers are always needed and welcome!
Erasing the Defacing is a unique initiative that provides free, color-matched paint to individuals who would like to address consistent tagging or graffiti on their homes or small businesses.
The Smith Hill Community Library is a vital neighborhood resource. SHCDC is engaged with the library on many initiatives.
In conjunction with our Key partners: Elmhurst Clean & Green, The City Park’s Department, the Rhode Island School of Design and Ward 12 Councilman, Terrence H. Hassett, a major rehabilitation in now in the planning stages for Davis Park, located at the intersection of the Smith Hill and Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods.
As part of our commitment to the safety of the neighborhood residents, SHCDC has been a member of a DEM sponsored work group dedicated to issues of Environmental Justice with respect to environmental contaminates. Click the following to learn more about issues of Environmental Justice.