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Social Welfare
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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
Twenty-seven animal welfare programs are sharing approximately $440,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation. more
Savor Grape Red Out, Black Heritage Society ball and more. more
(Updated 10 a.m.)Rhode Island’s child population is decreasing, as well as its student enrollment, and while the state has the highest rate of children with at least one unemployed parent, it ranks best in the country for fully immunized children. more
Bank Rhode Island has awarded a $2,500 grant to the Providence Community Library to help 70 additional students in its language programs develop the skills they need for the workplace. more
During National Volunteer Appreciation Week this past week, the American Lung Association of the Northeast singled out one its 22,000 volunteers for helping further its mission. more
The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of TD Bank, has awarded a $12,602 grant to the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities to support Rhode Island Center for the Book’s Kids Reading Across Rhode Island. more
A $20,000 Verizon Innovate grant has been awarded to the Providence Career and Technical Academy’s pre-engineering program. more
The Rhode Island Foundation is offering a $50,000 challenge grant to encourage private support for the state to move toward leaner government operations, and one company has already met the challenge. more
Serve Rhode Island and the Pawtucket School District have won a $219,680 federal grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for service and volunteering that administers AmeriCorps, to boost graduation rates and help Pawtucket students connect with opportunities after graduation. more
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