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Advocacy
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(Updated 12:26 p.m.) A day after a debate between homeless advocates and business leaders about panhandlers downtown, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced a plan to launch a day center to connect individuals to community resources as well as a new way to donate to the homeless. more
The debate about what – if anything – should be done to reduce the number of panhandlers downtown intensified as a group of homeless advocates clashed with members of the business community over how to move forward. more
Data from the 2015 American Community Survey released by the U.S. Census Bureau Tuesday found fewer Rhode Island adults lacked health insurance in 2015 than in 2014, while the percentage of uninsured children increased slightly in the same time period. more
The YWCA Rhode Island released on Monday the list of 13 women it has selected for its 2016 Women of Achievement awards. more
Kara Foley is a newly hired policy analyst at Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, a children’s-policy organization working to improve the health, safety, education and economic well-being of Rhode Island’s children. She talked with Providence Business News about the organization's mission. more
Dr. Elmano Costa, president of the Portuguese American Citizenship Project’s board of directors, announced on Aug. 31 that the board voted to end operations and dissolve the organization. more
Hassenfeld Family Initiatives LLC donated a $500,000 grant to establish Hassenfeld Projects at Roger Williams University, a three-year initiative to expand and enhance the use of experiential education, RWU announced Tuesday. more
The Autism Project, an affiliate of Gateway Healthcare, recently received a $1.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration, according to a press statement from Gateway Healthcare, a Lifespan entity. more
Alex and Ani LLC has committed to raising $2 million globally over two years to help UNICEF give children around the world brighter futures. more
College Unbound’s Prison Bridge Program is hosting a symposium, “Educating the Current and Formerly Incarcerated,” to discuss successful offender re-entry partnerships in Rhode Island. more
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