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Shannon Carroll is president and CEO of the Providence-based Genesis Center, a post she has held for a little more than a year after serving as vice president of programs and then senior vice president of operations. The nonprofit provides education, job training and support services to immigrants, refugees and low-income families to help them achieve economic independence. Here, Carroll discusses how the nonprofit fulfills its mission. more
The Rhode Island Foundation said Monday that it awarded $17.2 million in grants to fund dozens of programs serving Rhode Islanders throughout the state in the first half of 2015 – the highest amount in recent years. more
Bank of America has named the House of Hope Community Development Corp. as a 2015 Neighborhood Builder, awarding it $200,000 in funding. more
Cox Communications and the James M. Cox Foundation will donate a $25,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning center to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick on … more
Rhode Island was recognized for marriage equality and passage of basic non-discrimination and hate crimes laws, but still has work to do, according to the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. more
Higher Ground International, a nonprofit nongovernmental organization working here and in the rural communities of West Africa, is now offering services at its new headquarters at the Rukiya C7nt. more
In the spirit of holiday giving, RIPTA, Whole Foods, Shore’s Market and iHeart Radio are asking the public to participate in the “Stuff a Bus!” food drive. more
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and Mayor Allan Fung will visit members of the Cranston Senior Services’ Retired Senior Volunteer Program on Monday morning to thank them for their volunteerism and announce more than $150,000 in federal funding to boost their efforts. more
Rhode Island tied for fifth place with New Jersey for having 95.6 percent of children ages 19- to 35-months-old having received the recommended vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella. more
Editor's note: This is a condensed version of a story that originally ran in the Aug. 10 issue. Matthew Netto, state director of the nonprofit Best Buddies Rhode Island, has an unwieldy job description. To lead the … more
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