At Providence House, we have an incredible volunteer community who help us run Christmas drives, organize birthday parties for the children, and create programs to educate our residents on healthy living. They are some of our most passionate supporters. This summer, volunteer Priscilla Shen-Ribeiro came to our house in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, and painted the children’s playroom with colorful characters from beloved books.
Priscilla’s first art project at Providence House was the murals in our main Child Care center. Wherever she goes, she creates joyful environments for playing and learning. Priscilla has been an educator in Brooklyn and abroad for the past 18 years. On the weekends, she leads arts workshops dedicated to creating authentic and meaningful learning experiences for adults and children. She offers free arts workshops focused on communities with little resources in the arts. Priscilla has also led workshops for Providence House’s child care staff on incorporating art into developmental activities for the children.