Updated July 29 at 11:30pm
Advocacy
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Malala Yousafzai, the 19-year-old Pakistani girls’ and children’s education activist, addressed a sold-out crowd at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Thursday evening where she talked about women’s equality and the impact of education in fighting terrorism. more
Community service may be a pasttime for some people, but for Dan Corley, school reform advocate and founder of Community Preparatory School, it is the focus of his career. In 1984, Corley founded Community Preparatory School in the heart of South Providence and for the past two decades has implemented and refined innovative teaching techniques that have enabled Community Prep to grow from a small, neighborhood, inner-city school to a model in urban education. more
Development has started on 36 affordable rental apartments and two commercial spaces in the Olneyville neighborhood this month, according to ONE Neighborhood Builders, a nonprofit community development corporation. more
The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded more than $50,000 in grants to seven nonprofit organizations that assist and support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities of Rhode Island. more
Karen A. Santilli is president & CEO of Crossroads Rhode Island, which aims to solve homelessness by practicing evidence-based methods to secure stable homes for individuals and families. She was PBN’s “2015 Business Women Industry Leader” in nonprofit services. Additionally, she was named the “2011 Fundraising Professional of the Year” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Rhode Island chapter, and she’s a ZETA II graduate of Leadership Rhode Island. more
Why did you select your profession? I'm passionate about making health care understandable and affordable. Helping retirees navigate Medicare is a first step in improving health literacy. What's the best career advice you've received? … more
Why did you select your profession? I want to make an impact in my community by helping others. The nature of the work means every day is different but just as fulfilling as the one before. What advice would you give your 22-year-old self? … more
Why did you select your profession? Watching children make progress and seeing the look on their parents' faces when their child achieved something was the most rewarding a job could ever be for me. What's the best career advice you've … more
What's the best career advice you've received? My aunt once told me never to be "caught by the golden handcuffs." I've considered that in all of the positions I've taken. She taught me not to let money be the only objective when looking for a … more
The fifth annual National GRACE Foundation Beach Party sponsored by Beltone New England and Beltone Carolina/Virginia will take place Saturday, July 16, from 6-10 p.m. at the Narragansett Beach North Beach Clubhouse as a fundraiser to help children with cancer go to college. more
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