On August 17, 2023, staff from the Equity and Engagement, Neighborhood Services, Police, and Fire Departments partnered to host an Enforcement Education and Resource Fair for neighbors of Providence at Thornberry. The resource fair was held as part of a coordinated response to neighborhood concerns and issues reported to the City. Approximately 150 Providence neighbors enjoyed food, music, a bounce house, and games while receiving information on local services and programs, as well as a reminder to do their part to be good neighbors.
A big thank you to First Followers, Y on the Fly, NYAP, CU Tri, Courage Connection, and the U of I Digital Educator and everyone else who was on hand to share information on programming available to youth and families. Council Member Alicia Beck also attended to represent and share information about the Support for Workforce Training (SWFT) program at Parkland College. City staff are working with various community partner agencies to develop programs that can be offered on an ongoing basis to youth and families onsite at Providence at Thornberry.