Why Nirva’s Running

I grew up in Providence, I am an immigrant, a working mom and I want to bring people together across economic, racial and gender divides to get to work on solutions that address our city’s challenges.

I am running to be mayor of Providence because I am committed to our city, our future. 

I grew up in Providence, joining my family and parents here from our native home of Haiti when I was three. I was educated in Providence public schools, played sports at our parks, volunteered at community organizations and saved up money for college by working in the kitchen at Rhode Island Hospital. In fact, it was one of my teachers at Mount Pleasant High School who first encouraged me to apply for college - something, as a formerly undocumented immigrant, I hadn’t thought would be possible for me.

Each of us in Providence has our own story. Our city and our future need all of us. Together we will build a robust economy, deliver a quality education to all students, make the necessary investments in our neighborhoods so everyone can feel safe, and ensure our city government works for everyone in every neighborhood of Providence. 

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