Alumni Advocacy in Action!

Photo (from left to right): Ariana Wohl, Allison Hernandez, Jason Colon, Jayden Lewis

Allison Hernandez (PCMS ’11), program manager for Rhode Island’s Nonviolence Institute, initiated a dynamic community dialogue at the Providence Public Library in November for youth program leaders and teens from Providence, Central Falls, and Pawtucket. Concerned with reducing youth violence and creating safe spaces and healthy communities for under-resourced teens and young adults, attendees of the Three Cities Summit focused their discussions on the significant pressures impacting at-risk youth and collaborative opportunities to share resources in ways that will address their needs. 

Among the youth leaders in attendance were two other PCS alumni: Jason Colon (PCMS ‘09), who is working as the AS220 Site Manager for the Rhode Island Training School, and Jayden Lewis (PCMS ’15), AS220 Youth Performance Arts Coordinator. Former PCS faculty member, Ariana Wohl, who is employed by UCAP and serves on the Board of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, attended the event and shared the group photo with our school.