Welcome to Providence Center!
Providence Center has been providing joy and hope to the Fairhill section of Philadelphia through educational programming since 1993. While we welcome the entire community, most of our students come from Fairhill’s substantial Puerto Rican and Latino population. Though our community has the highest poverty rate in Philadelphia, we are committed to helping hard-working families embrace futures filled with hope and opportunity. Join us, and be part of something truly meaningful!
Who are we?
Providence Center is located in the heart of Fairhill, a vibrant community in North Philadelphia. The people we serve are primarily from Puerto Rico or immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, or Central America. Our community faces many challenges, including the highest rates of poverty, violent crime, and drug use in the city of Philadelphia. At the same time, the spirit and resiliency of our neighbors inspires us, and together we are working hard to build better lives for community members and their families. Providence Center supports revitalization efforts in our community, and we accompany our students as they strive for futures full of possibility and grace.
Meet Our Team
Board of Directors
Chair – Juan Lopez: SVP Finance Shared Services – Independence Blue Cross
Sr. Mary Popit, SHCJ: Business Office Coordinator, Cristo Rey St. Martin
Secretary – Chuck Stefanosky: Director Strategic Sourcing & Procurement – Independence Blue Cross
Treasurer – Sam Fleetman: Ret. Business Owner – Mustang Expediting
Ruth Capuzzi: Ret. Director of Development, Society of the Holy Child Jesus
Teleicia Dambreville: Director, Counsel, Employment Litigation – Burlington Stores, Inc
Margaret Doyle, SHCJ: Ministry of Accompaniment – Society of the Holy Child Jesus
Dian Taylor-Pringle: Ret. Director of Human Resources – Society of the Holy Child Jesus
Carmen Torres, SHCJ: Pastoral Associate – St. Peter the Apostle Church
Peter Greenhalgh: Industrial Real Estate Broker- Avison Young
Palmer Dalesandro: Former Vice President – Capgemini
Otis Bullock, Jr., Esq.: Executive Director – Diversified Community Services