SEG names Vega head of Pawtucket/Central Falls program

PAWTUCKET – Social Greenhouse Enterprise has named Jessica Vega program director of SEG’s Pawtucket/Central Falls program, the nonprofit announced Tuesday.

Vega will oversee the implementation of programming for entrepreneurs in the urban area, which was funded by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Agency. SEG said that the program aims to boost companies and entrepreneurs in federally designated Opportunity Zones.

Vega serves on the Central Falls City Council and is chair of the Juvenile Hearing Board in Central Falls.

“We are delighted to announce that Jessica has joined us as our Pawtucket/Central Falls program director,” said SEG CEO Kelly Ramirez in a statement. “Her commitment to community engagement and ability to discover and nurture people’s unique strengths will help us unlock more entrepreneurial potential across Rhode Island and grow a more just and inclusive economy.”

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The organization has planned a welcome launch event for the Pawtucket/Central Falls program at Still on Main, located at 250 Main St., Pawtucket, on Sept. 12 from 6–8 p.m. The event will feature five speakers, including Ramirez and Vega. The event is free and open to the public. More details may be found online.

Vega’s introduction is scheduled to coincide with the welcome event.

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