17 November, 2017
David Chiles – Executive Director, Providence Center
Providence Center is a sponsored ministry of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.
Providence Center has moved! When you step inside our new home, you’ll be greeted by cheerful blue walls, gleaming tile floors, and the warm, welcoming, and joyful atmosphere that has always been a part of our organization. In the reception area, you might meet one of our adult students, waiting to register for an English class. If you walk down the hall, you’ll step into our spacious community room. It may be filled with lively children playing team-building games, ambitious Teen Leaders learning about colleges and careers, or Fairhill neighbors gathering to take action on issues affecting our community.
Head upstairs to check out our bright, inspiring classrooms, each with the tools we need to support our students, from shelves of books for readers of all ages to cabinets filled with the supplies our children need to make beautiful art and design intriguing experiments. As you round the corner from one classroom to the next, you might see several students using our bank of laptops to research for a school project, play an online game to strengthen literacy skills, or apply to college.
Our new home has allowed us to begin new partnerships as well, from bringing fresh produce to our families through a food buying club to offering opportunities for neighbors to obtain free clothing through free monthly pop-up shops.
We are grateful for this vibrant and life-giving space-one that allows us to provide opportunities to even more families and to ensure that the love and commitment of the Holy Child Sisters continue in this community for generations to come.