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What is the Annex?



In 2012, Providence College began leasing 1,000 square feet of space in the Smith Hill Community Development Corporation’s Capitol Square development on Douglas Avenue. The deceptively simple purpose of the space is fostering conversation between members of the campus and community, which we expect will result in increased mutual understanding and opportunities for collaboration. The Annex takes literally the challenge of public scholar Margaret Wheatley, who argues that, by “turning to one another” and engaging in sometimes difficult conversations, we can “begin to restore hope to the future."

The Annex Quarterly​ 


Use of the Annex

The Annex is intended to be a space for campus/community dialogue and collaboration. It supports immediate, short-term initiatives like potlucks, speak-outs, exhibitions, and meetings. It also supports courses, workshops, and retreats of campus and community groups, and ongoing projects that serve campus and community. Scheduling use of the Annex begins by contacting the co-coordinators.​

Keith Morton
Office: (401) 865-1204
Cell: (401) 742-5194

Lauren Kelly
AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer
Annex Project Co-Coordinator
Feinstein Academic Center 407
Office: (401) 865- 2329
Cell: (508) 423-5951

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