On Thursday, October 11, The Providence Plan (provplan) celebrates its 20 years of working to improve the economic and social well-being of Providence, its neighborhoods and its residents. Provplan provides data analysis for government agencies and community groups on a variety of issues, such as economic development, public safety, health, jobs, and education. We also operate programs focused on children’s well-being, workforce development, and the capacity of our state's nonprofit sector.
Our 20th Anniversary Celebration takes place at Roger Williams Park Casino from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. At the event we will honor our founders by presenting two awards – the Fred Lippitt and Tom Anton Awards – to outstanding partners in the community. Program Awards will also be given to five outstanding partners in each of our programmatic areas.
The Lippitt Award will go to Louis Fazzano, in recognition of his long-standing commitment to public service and community stewardship.
The Anton Award will go to Ready to Learn founding director Joyce Butler and New Roots founding director Nzinga Misgana for their exceptional contributions to ProvPlan.
The 2012 Program Awards will be presented to:
Channavy Chhay, Executive Director, Socio-Economic Development Center for Southeast Asians
Michael Sabitoni, President, Rhode Island Building & Construction Trades Council
Frank Shea, Executive Director, Olneyville Housing Corporation
Peter Simon, Medical Director, Division of Community, Family Health and Equity, RI Department of Health
Ready to Learn Providence AmeriCorps Members (2005 – present)
For more information about The Providence Plan and its 20th Anniversary Celebration visit www.provplan.org.