Belinda Philippe, Director of Community Building & Operations (ONE|NB) will share insights on the intersections of health equity and affordable housing and how ONE|NB and other Rhode Island organizations are advancing efforts in these areas. Through this presentation, participants will learn how ONE|NB’s role as a community development corporation shapes its work, about Central Providence and Rhode Island’s place-based efforts to advance economic and health equity, and how ONE|NB’s permanent supportive housing combines resident supportive services and quality, affordable housing.
About the Speaker
Belinda Philippe is our Director of Community Building & Operations. She has more than 25 years of experience in community building, nonprofit leadership, and program development for community-based programs, social initiatives, strategy implementation, and developing systems of change for the empowerment of others. Belinda possesses a strong professional drive and a personal conviction to engage in and promote positive impact in areas of emotional and multicultural intelligence, social justice, community development/engagement, health equity, affordable housing, and positive social change. Belinda earned her master’s in business administration from Salem International University and her bachelor of arts in social work from Providence College. She’s also a member of the leadership team at Transformation Worship Center with her husband and their four children. Belinda is fluent in Cape Verdean creole and speaks basic conversational Portuguese and Spanish.
About the Civic Engagement Series
The Swearer Center's Civic Engagement Series brings together students, faculty, staff, and community to learn, reflect, and take action. Each semester, through a series of workshops, presentations, and convenings, participants engage with the multiple strategies communities are using to effect social change around an issue impacting Providence & Rhode Island.