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Keith Tavares is in his second year as president of the Newport Public Education Foundation and his fourth year as a trustee. He is also vice president of institutional advancement at Child & Family, Newport County’s oldest and largest social service provider. A Newport native, he is on the Newport County Chamber of Commerce board of directors, is chairman of the Newport Partnership for Families and a new member of the Alliance for a Livable Newport’s board of directors. Here he explains the focus of the Newport Public Education Foundation. more
Edesia Inc. is relocating from Providence to its new factory in the Quonset Business Park in April, and hosting a ribbon cutting May 2 and a grand opening and celebratory fundraiser on May 6. more
Relief efforts and social giving efforts, such as charity walks, help motivate donations, according to the 2016 Fidelity Charitable Giving Report released Thursday. more
In 2015 the national branch of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation invested $1.3 billion in grants, loans and equity to projects, $315 million of which was invested into local Rhode Island housing projects, according to the organization’s annual report released earlier this month. more
The state Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission has announced the availability of $1.6 million in state preservation grants for projects at museums, cultural art centers and public historic sites in the state. more
Rhode Island ranked 27th in the nation for overall children’s well-being, and last among New England states, according to the 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book, published Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. more
The Steel Yard, an industrial arts nonprofit based in Providence, recently announced it would hire KITE Architects to design plans for the restoration and renovation of its 12,000-square-foot studios. In responses to the Providence Business News, Steel Yard Executive Director Howie Sneider elaborated on the plans. more
The American Diabetes Association is partnering with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to deliver education and resources to Rhode Island senior citizens affected by diabetes. more
The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America, has collected more than 200,000 pounds of food over the past several weeks in its Scouting for Food drive. more
Chuck Allott is executive director of the Aquidneck Land Trust, a nonprofit he helped to found in 1990 with a mission to permanently conserve the important open spaces and natural character of Aquidneck Island. more
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