Imagine Providence

Hear the voices of people boldly and creatively tackling social issues in Providence and explore how you can be part of the story.

  • December 23, 2014

    A new, innovative city government office, the Office of Sustainability has proactively addressed pressing needs in the Providence community through fast-paced, hard work. The Office of Sustainability focuses on environmental issues that impact all aspects of Providence residents' lives, from transportation to stormwater runoff. Their sustainability action plan, Sustainable Providence, released in fall of 2014, was created through a collaborative process with community members, reflecting the strong role the Providece community has had in shaping a vision for local sustainability.

    Sheila Dormody, the director of the Office of Sustainability, shares how local government is catalyzing change in Providence.

    Office of Sustainability, City of Providence
  • September 2, 2014

    At any of its locations in downtown Providence, AS220 looks and feels like the alternative space contained in its name. Censorship and inhibition are left at its doorstep, cultivating the open and free community that exists within its walls. In addition to the organization’s gallery space, concert venue, and bar/restaurant, AS220 has programming every single day of the year in addition to offering a youth mentorship program, studio spaces, art classes, and a job-training program.

    Artistic Director and Founder Bert Crenca provides a window into how AS220 is unlocking Providence’s creative potential.