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Tasha Evans, a Local Initiatives Support Corporation AmeriCorps Member, works at the Church Community Housing Corp. and the McKinney Cooperative Shelter in Newport, where she prepares residents who are homeless or have low incomes with job training and life skills. Since Evans began working at CCHC, she has helped more than 23 McKinney Cooperative Shelter occupants find jobs, which include local hotels and restaurants. Evans also developed the Craft for a Cause program. The program supplies CCHC residents with art supplies and St. Paul’s Thrift Shop also sells their creations, with proceeds coming directly back to the artists. more
Rhode Island School of Design’s interim provost, Pradeep Sharma, has been promoted to provost. more
Benjamin L. Rackliffe, an associate at Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC, was recently elected to serve on the board of directors for the Steel Yard. At PLDW, Rackliffe’s practice focuses on health care, nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations and he is also a participating attorney and advisory board member of the Roger Williams University Pro Bono Collaborative. For the past two years, Rackliffe was named a Rhode Island Rising Star by Thomson Reuters. He shares this distinction with less than 2.5 percent of Rhode Island lawyers who are younger than 40 and have been in practice for less than 10 years. Rackliffe holds a B.S. in business management from Providence College and a J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law. more
Beacon Charter High School for the Arts will begin offering instruction in grade six starting this fall at its new Founders Academy Middle School. more
1Tell us about the upcoming concert on Aug. 15? The concert will be the first time that the Ocean State Summer Pops Orchestra has performed at [Ocean State Theatre Company in Warwick]. … This concert will include a variety of light, … more
The Newport Art Museum raised $15,000 on Feb. 27 at a Midwinter White Party. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis last week announced plans for a new state-of-the-art encasement system for the Rhode Island Colonial Charter of 1663. more
Interim executive director of New Urban Arts talks about the role and the Studio Study Buddy program. more
Schools in Rhode Island are eligible to compete with schools in 11 other states for a $25,000 cultural arts grant to be awarded by Bob’s Discount Furniture of Manchester, Conn. more
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