Community-Based Development

  • Commercial Property
  • Retail
  • Food Co-ops
  • Business Co-ops

Guess who’s coming to dinner?

  • A fun opportunity to meet the candidate and share cultural ideals, customs, and food.
  • Selected families from communities throughout the city will host Kobi and (2) staff members or family members.
  • Dinner will be culturally inspired meals served from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.
  • Host families may include families, organizations, businesses etc.
  • Families will be randomly chosen bi-weekly from online submissions.


P.I.L.O.T.’s / S.I.L.O.T.’s

  • Payments In Lieu Of Taxes & Services In Lieu Of Taxes.
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Churches and community centers
  • Non-profit organization agencies
  • Hospitals

Providence Night School (PNS)

  • Providing a safe interactive learning space for families.
  • Evening academic instruction for students and parents.
  • College level courses, certifications, and training.
  • Active shooter, First Aid/CPR, ESL and Babysitting.
  • Dinner provided and sponsored by local eateries.

Small Businesses

“Listening Parties”

  • Weekly visits to local businesses.
  • Listen to citizen concerns and suggestions.
  • Meet shop owners and discuss new and inventive methods to improve.
  • A chance to listen to constituent ideas in the comfort of their own establishment.


“Homeless not Helpless”

  • Working together with homeless Veterans and Community members to obtain permanent housing.
  • Providing alternative locations for homeless persons to convene during daytime hours.
  • Providing educational and employment opportunities for community members needing a “hand up not a handout”.
  • Provide emotional and psychological support for homeless persons and families.


“Providence Works” Jobs program:

“Providing Pathways to Employment Opportunities…”

  • 72-hour employment boot camp at PCTA.
  • Every unemployed resident creates job profile.
  • Compile all unemployed resident profiles with current job availability analysis.
  • Match unemployed residents with employers, internships, and volunteer positions.

Political Transparency

C.E.R.R. City Employee Residency Requirements

  • Restrictions will apply to all new hires after 2019.
  • All “New” city employees will have the option to purchase foreclosed/abandoned property.
  • All “Current” employees will be exempt from residency restrictions but will have an option to purchase.
  • All “New” city employees will be locked into a fixed housing tax rate.

Health Care

“Heart to Heart” Fatherhood program

  • Fatherhood program to help increase positive relations with children and families.
  • Help with increased / life lasting connections between father and child.
  • Fathers are able to read books and listen to music with the unborn child at scheduled appointments.
  • Increased awareness for new fathers concerning prenatal care.


PVD Immigration Reform 360

  • Introduction of legislation and local awareness of immigration issues for community workers and service providers.
  • Decrease the poverty rate among immigrants (solutions and best practices).
  • Educate and communicate with the immigrant population (In native languages).
  • Educate local 1st responders about immigrant population.
  • Educate the general public about “All” immigrant populations in our city.

The Youth

“Latch Key” Program for Families

  • A youth certification program for working parents and children that must remain home alone for extended periods of time.
  • Provide viable information concerning safety for youth home alone.
  • Educate, Evacuate, Communicate – Tips for youth for home emergencies.
  • Babysitting certification for youth and families.
  • CPR/First Aid/AED for youth and families.

*All programs listed are newly created by the “Friends of Kobi Dennis” campaign with the full intention of implementation for the residents of Providence.