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Fairhill: Charito Morales Advocates For Those Affected By Opioid Crisis

Fairhill: Charito Morales Advocates For Those Affected By Opioid Crisis

Activist Charito Morales said she does not affiliate with a specific community organization because it distracts from the issues at hand in the Fairhill neighborhood. Morales is a registered nurse and has been volunteering in the Fairhill community since 1998. She spends some of her time teaching Latino youth at the Providence Center, an education […]

 By Christie Francis and Stephanie Klock

Fairhill: Providence Center Promotes Unity and Beautification

Fairhill: Providence Center Promotes Unity and Beautification

The Providence Center, located at 2635 N. Fourth St., offers educational and enrichment opportunities to the Fairhill community. The Sisters of the Holy Child opened the center as a place for hospitality and respect in 1993 when the St. Edward’s Parish and School closed down. They wanted to continue the work that was being done […]

 By Jessica Herring and R. Chase Grier

Fairhill: Providence Center Offers After-School Homework Club

Fairhill: Providence Center Offers After-School Homework Club

Aristedez Velazquez, 8, squirmed in his seat, unable to contain his bursting energy. Although Velazquez and his fellow second-graders from Julia de Burgos Elementary wanted nothing more than to run around in Fairhill Park across the street, they reluctantly resigned themselves to doing math and reading homework. These students took part in Providence Center’s Homework […]

 By Jessica Herring and R. Chase Grier

Fairhill: Providence Center’s Halloween Festival and Park Cleanup

Fairhill: Providence Center’s Halloween Festival and Park Cleanup

Bethany Welch called across Fairhill Square Park to a little boy running through the grass. “Jose!” she yelled. “Jose! Can I have a hug?” Without hesitation, the smiling boy ran over and welcomed her warm embrace. Welch, the executive director of the Providence Center, located at 2635 N. Fourth St., elicited many smiling faces at […]