Community Works Rhode Island
Community Works Rhode Island creates opportunities within the neighborhoods it serves for people to live in affordable and healthy homes, to improve their lives and to strengthen their communities. The goal is to transform underserved neighborhoods to be more sustainable.
Community Works Rhode Island (CWRI) is a community economic development corporation based on the South Side of Providence, RI. CWRI provides a comprehensive approach to neighborhood stabilization through investment in mixed-income housing, commercial and community space; facilitation of infrastructure, greenspace and streetscape improvements; sustainable management of assets; community building and organizing; youth programs, crime prevention; and homeownership training, foreclosure counseling, and financial literacy classes. CWRI does more than build housing – it rebuilds mixed use neighborhoods, main streets and infrastructure in places where the market has failed, and supports the local community.