2023 SPHEZ Multicultural Fest

The vibrant pulse of community spirit was palpable in the air last Friday, during the Family Service of Rhode Island South Providence Health Equity Zone (SPHEZ) Multicultural Fest. The echoes of laughter and the beat of the music filled the atmosphere with joy and positivity.

The event showcased a live DJ, local food trucks, over 20 community-based partners and allowed us to distribute back-to-school supplies to 100+ students.

A special thanks to our community partners for making the event such a success and the SPHEZ steering committee.

Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence Housing Authority, Providence Community Health Center, Asthenis, United Healthcare, Neighborhood Health Plan, Mayors Coalition on Behavioral Health, City of Providence Healthy Communities Office, Alzheimer Association, RIPIN, Day One, Urban Perinatal Education Center, West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation, Butler Hospital, Lifespan, CareLink, Childhood Lead Action Project, Providence Children’s Museum, Sista Fire, Department of Behavioral Healthcare Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals, and the Providence Fire Department.

Jeimy Gomez, Fernando Guerrero, Neyda De Jesus, Minerva Quiroz, Michelle Booth, Wilson Flores, Gigi Mitchell, Sussy Santana, Darlene Hazard, Dawn Sumner

We extend our sincerest gratitude to all the attendees and community partners who made this event a triumph of unity, diversity, and shared purpose. Together, we continue to prove that when communities come together, remarkable transformations are possible.

This event was made possible by the Rhode Island Foundation Community Grant.

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