Neighbors 4 Revitalization (N4R)

Our Mission & Vision

Neighbors 4 Revitalization is working to prioritize the remediation of abandoned and hazardous properties in the West End, Elmwood, and South Side of Providence for the health and well being of all residents. Our vision is to create a collective voice around community development and improvement. We want to open up a space that increases the opportunity for collaboration among our neighborhood residents as well as other neighborhood groups, community organizations and the City of Providence. We believe that through collaboration, we can transform our neighborhoods and change perceptions of the South Side and West End of Providence.  

About us

Neighbors 4 Revitalization was born out of a series of community summits hosted by the Providence Children and Youth Cabinet’s (CYC) Community Partnership that began in the Fall of 2015. Many residents rallied around one property in particular (93 Superior Street located in the West End of Providence) and quickly began coming together as a group to advocate for the remediation of concerning abandoned properties across the South Side and West End of Providence. 

A story of community-driven success

Within a year of our group’s conception, 93 Superior Street was placed in the City’s receivership program and West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation (WEHDC) worked with its receiver in order to renovate the property which is now home to a family buying property for the first time. As a result of this community-driven success we released a case study which tells the story of property remediation via community engagement. The complete renovation of 93 Superior Street was celebrated on August 9th, 2017 as a block party and open house tour for families who could be have been interested in the property. View pictures below!

   93 Superior Street Celebration 

Background

Neighbors For Revitalization is a group sponsored by the Providence Children and Youth Cabinet (CYC) through the RI Department of Health’s Health Equity Zone award. It is sustained through group members (consisting of diverse stakeholders in our community including neighborhood residents) who volunteer their time.

When and where we meet

Neighbors For Revitalization meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 – 7:30pm - locations are subject to change. If you are interested in joining the email list for updates please contact teresa_guaba@cycprovidence.org

For inquires contact:

Teresa Guaba
Community organizer & Facilitator, Neighbors for Revitalization (N4R)
Providence Children and Youth Cabinet  

Phone: 401-345-7434

Email: Teresa_guaba@cycprovidence.org