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7 Thomas P. Whitten Way, Providence, RI 02903

Tel: 401-421-6993|Fax: 401-831-4350

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Message from the Executive Director

Growing up in Providence, I attended John Hope as a toddler and graduated from Hope High School. I received my B.A. Degree from the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI) and M.A. Degree from Clark University (Worcester, MA). As the new executive Director I am proud to say that great and exciting things are happening at John Hope Settlement House, and we invite you to experience them with us.

Along with our faculty, staff, and board of directors, I am excited about both the transformation of our organization and the journey ahead of our mission. We are looking forward to working with community members, and organizations on establishing positive relationships to uplift and improve the quality of life for individuals and families. 


Thank you in advance for exploring our center and we look forward to working with you and the community at large. 


Founded in 1929, as an organization to benefit and serve the African American community. John Hope embraces the interest of all ages and ethnic groups within a diverse and changing community. 


John Hope will provide leadership through comprehensive and dynamic human services, community outreach and advocacy for children, youth and families in Providence and beyond that will result in improving their lives.


We envision a community that encourages, supports, and provides every individual and family with resources and opportunities to achieve their full potential improving the quality of their life for the betterment of society.


Integrity, Dignity, Respect, Self-Sufficiency, Sustainability, & Diversity


John Hope Settlement House is the culmination of an organization formed in 1929 "by public spirited African-Americans of Providence and vicinity for the purpose of meeting and servicing the social and recreational needs of the people of color, but without any prohibition in its service to other individuals and groups.

As stated in the original articles of Association, "It shall promote opportunities and facilities, not to exclude any group, but particularly to include in all of its activities participation of the Negro (Black) citizens of the community" (May 11, 1939)

    -Insert from the book John Hope Settlement House  (1929-2005)


MaryAnn Mathews

Nick Horton

John Avant

Sean Holley

JD Lang

Andrew Pereira

Asata Tigre

Raymond Smith

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