Rhode Island Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, and Women & Infants’ Hospital Partnership

Working together, these three hospitals cumulatively provided one million dollars in core support for the establishment of the South Providence Development Corporation (SPDC), which aims to foster business development and increase employment opportunities that renew the social, economic, and health status within Providence.  Some notable achievements of the partnership include: their job training and placement services resulted in placements for 216 neighborhood residents, they financed and launched CleanScape, a for-profit neighborhood-based recycling company, and assisted in the creation of two other local enterprises; together these three firms employ 26 local residents. The coalition has also purchased and restored vacant and deteriorating real estate to carry out their other major initiatives including the development of a cooperative child care center, a small business incubator, and expansion of the SPDC’s environmental business.

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