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As many as 89,300 Rhode Islanders could be affected by an increase of the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from the current $7.25 an hour, according to a fact sheet released by the White House on Wednesday. more
The burden of housing costs leaves Latinos in Rhode Island with little purchasing power, according to data released Thursday by HousingWorks RI and the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University. more
As the April 15 deadline to file income tax returns approaches, United Way of Rhode Island and the office of General Treasurer Gina Raimondo along with community partners are turning to Twitter to raise awareness about the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance programs. more
Family Service of Rhode Island Senior Vice President Susan Erstling will provide her expertise on military-family trauma in an upcoming presentation focusing on the children and adolescents of service personnel. more
City resident Mark Cousineau, senior client manager and vice president for business banking at Bank of America, received the Mentor of the Year Award at the Year Up Graduation on Jan. 29. more
Thanks to $150,000 in matching funding from Bristol Marine and its owner Gerry Lenfest, Coggeshall Farm Museum is one step closer to erecting a new barn on its 48-acre property. more
New development director at Family Service of Rhode Island talks about her role and the role the business community can play in the nonprofit’s work. more
Monopoly Ball, MS bike ride and more. 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
Patricia O’Donnell Saracino, the vice president of community relations at BankRI, was recently honored by The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute as an Angel in Adoption. She was nominated by U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin. Through BankRI, Saracino has helped children in foster care attend sporting and cultural events, as well as other fun childhood activities that they otherwise would not have had the opportunity to participate in. Outside of the office, Saracino has been a dedicated volunteer at Adoption Rhode Island for nearly 10 years. She is also a proud member of a “forever family,” after adopting her daughter nine years ago. more
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