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​The Smith Hill Annex

Happy Birthday, Annex!

One year ago, we began leasing a 1,000 square-foot space on Douglas Avenue with the simple purpose of fostering conversation between members of the College community and the Smith Hill community -- resulting in increased mutual understanding and opportunities for collaboration. The Annex takes literally the challenge of public scholar Margaret Wheatley, who argues that, by “turning to one another” and engaging in sometimes difficult conversations, we can “begin to restore hope to the future.”

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Here are just a few events that are taking place this week at the Annex. For a complete listing, please click on the 'Events Calendar' tab at the top of the page.

Monday, February 10

  • ESL Family Literacy Class
    9-11:30 AM
    English for Action is offering an ESL (English as a Second Language) Family Literacy Class at the Annex for parents in and around the Smith Hill neighborhood. For questions regarding the class, contact Fatima Martin at fmartin@englishforaction.org​

  • Project 401
    6:30-8:30 PM
    Break dancing group taught by staff from the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence.  Open to beginners and veterans alike.  Contact smithhillannex@providence.edu for more information!

Tuesday, February 11

  • ESL Family Literacy Class
    9-11:30 AM
    English for Action is offering an ESL (English as a Second Language) Family Literacy Class at the Annex for parents in and around the Smith Hill neighborhood. For questions regarding the class, contact Fatima Martin at fmartin@englishforaction.org

  • Global Studies Capstone
    2:30-5 PM
    Nick Longo and Nuria Alonso-Garcia will be leading the senior Global Studies students at PC in their year-long Capstone course. For more info, contact Nick Longo at nlongo@providence.edu

  • ​​Young Leaders’ Council Meeting
    5:45-7:45 PM
    The Young Leaders Circle (YLC) is the young professionals’ affinity group of United Way of Rhode Island. YLC is led by 15 volunteers on the Executive Committee. At this monthly meeting, they will strategize to grow and engage YLC members and plan for upcoming events. There is no membership fee to join YLC and Providence College students are encouraged to get involved.  For more information, please contact Amanda Heinsen: amanda.heinsen@uwri.org. 

  • NAMI Family-To-Family Education course
    6-9 PM
    This class is being offered for family members of people who have a diagnosed or diagnosable major mental illness. If interested in attending the class or learning more, contact jennamiri@aol.com.

Wednesday, February 12

  • ESL Family Literacy Class
    9-11:30 AM
    English for Action is offering an ESL (English as a Second Language) Family Literacy Class at the Annex for parents in and around the Smith Hill neighborhood. For questions regarding the class, contact Fatima Martin at fmartin@englishforaction.org

  • youthRAP yoga class 
    5:30-6:30 PM
    YouthRAP will be having a volunteer yoga instructor lead a yoga class for the youth in their program. Questions, please contact Akosua Mensah at amensah@friars.providence.edu. 

Thursday, February 13

  • ESL Family Literacy Class
    9-11:30 AM
    English for Action is offering an ESL (English as a Second Language) Family Literacy Class at the Annex for parents in and around  the Smith Hill neighborhood. For questions regarding the class, contact Fatima Martin at fmartin@englishforaction.org

  • Community Literacy Course
    5:30-6:30 PM
    This course will include studying and supporting community literacy projects in rural Nicaragua during January break as part of a global service-learning course, and then engaging in community literacy projects in Providence in spring semester leading to a photo and bi-lingual children's book exhibition. For more information contact Nick Longo: nlongo@providence.edu

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Providence College/Smith Hill Annex Address
231 Douglas Ave., Providence, R.I. 02908

To reserve the Annex, contact
 
Lauren Kelly
AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer
Annex Project Co-Coordinator
Feinstein Academic Center 407
Office: (401) 865- 2329
Cell: (508) 423-5951
Email: Lkelly11@providence.edu
 

Feinstein Institute for Public Service
Providence College
Feinstein Academic Center
(401) 865-2786
fips@providence.edu

Dr. Keith Morton
Associate Director of the Feinstein Institute for Public Service​
Annex Project Co-Coordinator
Professor of Public and Community Service
Feinstein Academic Center 407
Office: (401) 865-1204
Cell: (401) 742-5194
kmorton@providence.edu

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