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Day One, a nonprofit organization that works to address sexual assault as a community concern, will host a training program in sexual violence prevention for Rhode Island colleges and universities from Aug. 12-15. more
Rhode Island has the lowest gun-death rate in the country, 3.14 deaths per 100,000 people, based on 2011 data released in a new study by the national nonprofit Violence Policy Center. more
In a new study released by the National Partnership for Women & Families, Rhode Island scored a “B” for its family and medical leave policies and accommodations for pregnant workers, landing the Ocean State among the states with the best protections for working parents nationwide. more
The University of Rhode Island broke ground Wednesday morning on a new LGBTQ Center on Upper College Road scheduled to open next spring. The groundbreaking took place at the site of the old Ruggles House, a vacant URI building at 19 Upper College Road that will be demolished to make way for the $2.1 million, 4,300-square-foot facility. more
A new report has found that family influence has a growing impact on the donation patterns of people who contribute to donor-advised funds operated through Fidelity Charitable, a national program that provides an alternative to direct philanthropy. more
Rhode Island ranks No. 26 in the country and last in New England for overall child well-being, according to the 2014 Kids Count Data Book released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation on Tuesday. more
Family Service of Rhode Island has been awarded $499,513 through the federal Administration for Children and Families to support the “Together Forever Project,” which focuses on helping children in state care who have been waiting for an adoptive home for at least two years. more
The Providence Earns Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index issued by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. more
The Ocean State Network for Children and Families recently earned accreditation from the Council on Accreditation. more
Brown University and the University of Rhode Island are among the top LGBT-friendly college campuses in the country, according to the nonprofit Campus Pride. more
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