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Since he became executive director of Roger Williams Park Zoo last July, Jeremy Goodman has been focusing on making exhibits more interactive to fulfill what he sees as an important mission – to establish a bond between people and animals. That bond is intended to stretch far beyond an enjoyable day at the zoo into being concerned about the environment and having an impact on global issues such as climate change. more
Leaders at AS220 are working on a new consulting venture dubbed “Practice, Practice” that will codify and share policies and practices that have helped the nonprofit center for the arts grow. more
Michelle Novello, a program coordinator at the Providence Community Library, got wind of a $250,000 grant on reading readiness last year but had only two weeks to apply. more
Fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, Cristina Amedeo directs the United Way’s 2-1-1 program, a free and confidential 24/7 information and referral helpline that connects Rhode Islanders from all walks of life with human- services programs to help cope with difficult times. The 2-1-1 service has handled more than 1 million requests for help since 2007, including 213,595 calls in 2013 – a new record. more
The Rhode Island Foundation is in the process of hiring a new chief financial officer. Michael Jenkinson, the Foundation’s former senior vice president and CFO, has since joined Chaput & Feeney LLP in East Providence. more
Special Olympics Rhode Island supporters brave the icy waters at Warwick’s Goddard State Memorial Park. The seventh annual Torch Run Plunge and related events were held March 1-2. More than 300 participants from local schools and public-service departments joined Special Olympics athletes to help raise $70,000 for the organization. more
The University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center is using a $75,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation to coordinate shared use of maps and data across state agencies as it helps the public prepare for the next major storm. more
Jim Ryczek, executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, estimates that $20 million invested in preventing homelessness could put a large enough dent in the problem to save the state money in the long term. more
On March 8, Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s Monopoly Ball packed the R.I. Convention Center with 1,100 supporters, the largest crowd ever to attend the hospital’s annual fundraising gala. The event celebrated the 20th anniversary of the hospital’s opening in 1994 and raised $1.4 million to support its critical programs, including those in the Child Life Services department, which provides pediatric patients and their families with a sense of normalcy during hospitalization. more
With proceeds from a golf tournament held in June, Rhode Island Consulting Engineers recently awarded $6,000 in scholarships to three undergraduate engineering students in the state, under a program that has been in existence for more than 15 years. more
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