Case Studies

Nathanael Greene Elementary School

Pawtucket, Rhode Island Part of the comprehensive $56M bonded master plan for health and safety improvements at Pawtucket schools included a complete overhaul and renovation of Nathanael Greene Elementary School, completed in 2018. Renovations included significant improvements to all classrooms, bathrooms, office and ancillary spaces, building envelope and systems in the 65,217 square foot school …

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Hope Street Child Care Center

Woonsocket, Rhode Island The Hope Street School, a landmark of Woonsocket’s Constitution Hill neighborhood and a building on the National Register of Historic Places, had been closed since 1977 when NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley (NWBRV), a non-profit community development corporation, proposed to renovate and revive the vacant and deteriorating space. In collaboration with neighborhood residents …

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Edward R. Martin Middle School

East Providence, Rhode Island As part of the mission to build early childhood education access for all four year olds in East Providence, the East Providence School District enthusiastically pursued funding to operate Rhode Island Department of Education’s state pre-kindergarten classrooms. In 2016, they were awarded seven new classrooms. Five of these new classrooms were …

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Dr. Daycare at a Former Parochial School

Woonsocket, Rhode Island A former parochial school in Woonsocket, built in the 1960’s, has stood dormant for years. Once a kindergarten through 2nd grade elementary school that was part of the Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional School System, the building continued to operate until 2009, when it closed its doors due to declining enrollment. Download PDF …

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Children’s Friend at Dorcas International

Providence, Rhode Island Many non-profit community-based organizations (CBOs), especially human service organizations, have underutilized space in their existing buildings due to changes in programmatic funding. Seeing the opportunity to generate revenue, fill a client need and foster a collaborative, like-missioned partnership, Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island and Children’s Friend combined efforts to open one …

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