It was 16 Degrees Fahrenheit, but even freezing temperatures did not stop the community from gathering and celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King. Each year, the MLK Community Committee, of which NWBRV is a member, plans events that honor the life and teachings of Dr. King. The day promotes community reflection on our nation’s… Read more ⇒
Accessing Home is currently seeking 5 individuals who are passionate about community development, affordable housing access, and social work to serve as full- and part-time AmeriCorps members at different sites in Rhode Island. Apply today! What We Do The majority of Rhode Island’s renters are cost-burdened and at risk of housing instability. Accessing Home AmeriCorps… Read more ⇒
On September 18, 2017, the first of three Financial Capabilities Workshops run by NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley was held at St. James Baptist Church. The people who gathered listen to John Nimmo, a Foreclosure Counselor at NeighborWorks, and Myles Messier, a relationship banker at Citizens Bank, discuss the importance of credit in everyday life. Credit… Read more ⇒
Things are cooking in Woonsocket! On Saturday June 3rd, NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley formally opened their kitchen incubator with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 40 S. Main Street. The kitchen is now available to local food entrepreneurs interested in starting their own business. At Saturday’s ceremony, community members and local leaders came together to celebrate the kitchen. Congressman… Read more ⇒
Be sure to get your tickets for our NWBRV 30th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, June 9th at our newly completed building at 40 South Main in downtown Woonsocket! Click here for more info and tickets!
In December 2015, NWBRV welcomed two new staff members to its team: Ed Loggings, Director of Finance & Operations and Marcela Betancur, Director of HomeOwnership & Asset Building Programs. Ed is a highly experienced financial professional with more than 25 years accounting experience in the nonprofit industry, where he’s controlled multi-million dollar budgets and built… Read more ⇒
Cyndra Kohfeldt joined our Blackstone River Valley NeighborWorks (NWBRV) VISTA team with the goal of impacting financial literacy through marketing and communications capacity building. More about Cyndra She graduated from UCF with a B.S. in psychology. At UCF she was a rower on the NCAA Division 1 rowing team, she participated in student council, and… Read more ⇒