Amos House’s mission built around supporting the community

EMBRACING THE COMMUNITY: Providence-based nonprofit Amos House creates programs to help the homeless and unemployed. Pictured from left are: Michelle Pugh, director of workforce education; Cendy Gonzalez, human resources director; Betsy Beach, adult numeracy instructor; Kalimara Otto-Gentry, director of A Hand Up Program; and Eileen Hayes, Amos House CEO and president. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS
PBN Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2019 NONPROFIT/SOCIAL-SERVICE AGENCY: Amos House THE YEAR WAS 2016. Three high-profile police shootings with racial overtones in as many days gripped the nation’s collective conscience. Although no such shooting occurred in Rhode Island, conversations about race and racism percolated in many corners of Providence, including at Amos House. Instead of…

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