PJ Fox Tapped for Pawtucket Public Safety Search Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                       Contact: Lauren Greene Tuesday, January 10, 2017                                                                             401-728-0500 ext. 358 Mayor Grebien Brings Together Public Safety and Community Leaders to Launch Search for a Public Safety Director Pawtucket – Mayor Donald R. Grebien announced today the formation of a search committee to assist the City in identifying a Public Safety Director. The Public Safety Director will oversee […]


Meet Riccardo

Meet Riccardo Riccardo is a “Let’s Make This Work” intern. We sat down and asked him a few questions. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your journey that led you to ISPN. A: I’m 23, born and raised on the South side of Providence. Growing up, I always wanted to move beyond my surroundings, but never had the courage. I thought if I did what I wanted to do, people would look at me funny. I guess you could say I was a follower. Q: What changed that mindset? A: I was shot in the leg in […]


2016: A Year in Review

Dear Peacemakers, As we move into a new year, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what happened in 2016 for ISPN. First and foremost, we need to remember that nationwide 30,000 people were victims of gun violence in 2016. Although we experienced fewer homicides this year locally, we still lost lives. ISPN can say very loudly and proudly that in 2016, we didn’t take our foot off the gas pedal. In 2016 we: – Added 6 new Board Members. – Added 8 new employees. – Added 2 new AmeriCorps VISTAs. – Added 4 new daily support individuals […]


A Note from our Executive Director

Dear Peacemakers, Eliesel, Nonviolence Streetworker School Team member, always shares what he is grateful for. He’ll pop into everyone’s office to say hello and give words of encouragement. I’m issuing a challenge to you all today.  Go to our Facebook or Twitter pages (ISPNprovidence) and tell us what you are thankful for, then go to someone else’s page and tell them why you are thankful for them. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, and in the tradition of Eliesel, I would like to tell you all what I am grateful for. My family – Their support over the past year has […]


We’re Hiring: Wellness Coordinator

                Wellness Coordinator Position Description The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence Background The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence seeks to teach by word and example the principles and practices of nonviolence, and to foster a community that addresses potentially violent situations with nonviolent solutions. Through the promotion of the four components of the Beloved Healthy Community, ISPN staff work to build healthy selves, healthy clients, and a healthy community. Objective The Victim Service Center at ISPN is currently seeking a Wellness Coordinator to work to build capacity […]